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How quickly should I contact an attorney in a Pennsylvania wrongful death case?


You should do that immediately. An attorney’s going to help you through the entire process. Not just of the claim, but of a lot of things that go on before a wrongful death suit is brought. There is the establishment of the estate. There’s a lot of work that needs to be done even from the time of the death to the bringing of the claim. You may need an autopsy, a private autopsy be done. You need to get death certificates and make sure they say the right thing on them. You want to open an estate, and then you want to bring a lawsuit. All of that needs to be done by a lawyer.