Wrongful Death

Schuylkill County Wrongful Death Attorney

Pursuing Compensation & Justice for Your Loved One

When a loved one is lost because of the negligence of others, the devastation to the family left behind is both sudden and long-lasting. A wrongful death accident claim enables survivors to collect damages for both the financial loss and the emotional loss. At The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C., we have more than 60 years of experience representing families throughout Schuylkill County, Northumberland County, and the surrounding areas.

At our firm, we understand the heartache that can come with filing a wrongful death claim. Taking legal action is likely one of the last things on your mind right now. Yet, by filing a claim you and your family can receive the funds you need to pay for your loved one’s funeral, burial, and other relevant expenses, which can be a great weight off your shoulders. Pursuing a wrongful death claim can also allow you to hold the individual or entity responsible for your loved one’s death accountable.

Want to discuss whether a wrongful death claim is right for you? Call our Schuylkill County injury attorneyat (888) 268-0023 or contact us onlinefor the compassionate, comprehensive representation you and your family deserve. 

Representing Preventable Accident Cases

Pennsylvania General Statutes defines a wrongful death as one that is "caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence or negligence of another." The responsible party can be an individual, group of people, a company, government agency, or other entity.

A death in the family is harder to accept when it could have been prevented and occurred as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior. Our legal team is skilled at investigating the circumstances of the accident to prove liability on the part of those responsible. There may be survival action benefits for the decedent’s estate and wrongful death action benefits available for the decedent’s heirs. We maximize the recovery when a loved one is lost to the negligence of another.

We offer representation in all types of wrongful death cases, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Work-related deaths
  • Drownings
  • Medical malpractice
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Fall accidents

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Pennsylvania?

In the state of Pennsylvania, a wrongful death claim must be filed by the personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate. This is done on behalf of the beneficiaries of the estate, including a surviving spouse, children, and close relatives such as parents and siblings.

Damages in Wrongful Death Litigation

When liability is determined by a jury or acknowledged by an insurance company, compensation covers the pain the family feels because the person died, and the contributions to the family had the person lived.

The widowed spouse, dependent children, parents, or siblings can sue for:

  • Loss of consortium of the loved one,
  • Projected future earnings,
  • Medical and funeral expenses,
  • Pain and suffering of the victim prior to death.

This allows you and your family to still receive benefits the decedent would have provided had they lived. It also helps you to recover from such a sudden and tragic event.

Contact The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. Today!

Our compassionate Schuylkill County wrongful death lawyer is here to take the time to listen during this painful period, and to explain the wrongful death accident claim process. We are available 24/7 and can come to you if you are unable to come into our office.

Contact our office now to set up a consultation.


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