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Have You Been in a Hunting Accident in Pennsylvania?

Have You Been in a Hunting Accident in Pennsylvania?

Here in Pennsylvania, hunting is more than just a pastime – for many, it’s a way of life. But when a hunting accident results in a family member’s death, the shock and grief can be overwhelming. In these moments, it’s tough to know where to turn or what steps to take next.

The team at Stine & Associates, P.C., understands the complexity and sensitivity of wrongful death claims stemming from hunting accidents. Our wrongful death attorneys can offer a guiding hand and fight on your family’s behalf for justice and fair compensation. Let us handle the legal details so you can concentrate on remembering and honoring your lost family member. Call us today or complete our contact form for a free consultation.

Does a Hunting Accident Qualify as a Wrongful Death in Pennsylvania?

A wrongful death claim is a civil legal action, meaning the responsible party’s actions do not have to rise to the level of a criminal offense. The Pennsylvania wrongful death law defines a wrongful death as any death resulting from someone’s wrongful acts, neglect, or unlawful violence or negligence. In short, it’s a death resulting from one party’s failure to take reasonable precautions to prevent causing harm to another.

While you would need compelling evidence to support your claim, you and your attorney could argue that a hunting accident is an example of unlawful violence or negligence.

Who Can File a Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Claim?

Pennsylvania law says that a deceased person’s surviving spouse, children, or parents can seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. If the deceased has no surviving family members, the personal representative of their estate can file a claim in pursuit of compensation for expenses arising from medical treatment, funeral and burial costs, and estate administration expenses.

Compensation in Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Claims

Surviving spouses, children, and parents can seek compensation for many losses related to a fatal hunting accident. Depending on the case, they can pursue compensation for:

● Medical expenses related to the deceased’s injuries before their death
● Funeral and burial expenses
● The deceased’s lost income between the accident date and their death
● Future earnings the deceased’s family lost because of their family member’s death
● The loss of the deceased’s emotional support

Deadline to File a Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Pennsylvania law says you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of a family member’s death to preserve your right to seek compensation. However, it’s important to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible. You want to act while there’s still time to preserve essential evidence. Furthermore, if you need immediate financial relief, acting quickly can help you recover compensation sooner.

How Our Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help

Stine & Associates, P.C., offers compassionate support and guidance for families in Pennsylvania wrongful death cases. We can meticulously investigate every aspect of your case, from gathering crucial evidence to consulting with experts who can substantiate the circumstances of the accident. Our team knows how to skillfully navigate the legal system, filing necessary paperwork and passionately advocating on your behalf in negotiations. By focusing on these critical tasks, we can provide you the space to grieve and remember your loved one without the weight of legal concerns.

Our Greensburg, PA, Wrongful Death Lawyers Are Here for You

Our attorneys know you’re hurting and are ready to take the legal burden of a wrongful death claim off your shoulders.

Call Stine & Associates, P.C., today or reach out online for a free case evaluation.