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Will it cost me any money to bring a Pennsylvania wrongful death case?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

It costs money to bring a Pennsylvania wrongful death case. There’s a filing fee for a complaint in every county in Pennsylvania that ranges anywhere between $400 and $600, depending upon the county, but you don’t pay it. Typically, you hire a lawyer and the lawyer advances the cost. You don’t pay anything ever… Read More »

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What should I do immediately to help preserve my Pennsylvania wrongful death claim?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

You don’t have a wrongful death claim until you pass. So, the question really is how do I preserve a wrongful death claim for a loved one or a family member. The way you do that is you, one, hire a lawyer. Two, open an estate, and then three, file a lawsuit within two… Read More »

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What should I do if an insurance company approached me about my injuries in a wrongful death case?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

They can’t approach you about your injuries in a wrongful death case because you don’t have a wrongful death case until you’ve died. If an insurance company approaches you at all about anything, whether it’s about a loved one’s wrongful death claim or a claim for your own injuries, don’t talk to them. Hire… Read More »

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What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is two years. You have two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas, or in our Federal Courts. There are a couple of things you need to do though before you file a… Read More »

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How much is a Pennsylvania wrongful death case worth?

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

That depends upon who died. Under Pennsylvania law, there are certain categories of recovery under a wrongful death case, and really, wrongful death and survival action is the terminology that we use in Pennsylvania, but you can recover lost wages. You can recover medical bills that you had. You can recover the pain and… Read More »

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