Wrongful Death Injury

Wrongful death is defined as “the taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons.” An action for wrongful death is separate from criminal charges. A civil claim or action can be made against someone who either intentionally or negligently causes an injury resulting in death. There don’t need to be criminal charges in order to have a wrongful death claim, and vice versa.

Know Your Rights

The Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Act allows the deceased’s personal representative to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent’s family members. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Expected loss of future income.
  • Loss of services, protection, care, and assistance provided by the decedent.
  • Medical expenses incurred as a result of the negligence.
  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Grief, sorrow, mental anguish, and solace.
  • Punitive damages in the event of willful or wanton conduct.

Although damages in a wrongful death case cannot bring your loved one back, a successful wrongful death claim can provide your family with some security as you face an uncertain future.

Wrongful death claims are often included as a part of a claim for injuries stemming from car crash, tractor trailer crash, or medical malpractice. We can help to ensure that the value of a wrongful death claim is accurately estimated, and that full compensation is negotiated from the insurance company. Taking early action is vital in wrongful death claims because it can take months to collect the medical records and other evidence necessary to determine if you have a viable case. It can take several more months to get expert analysis and reports to support the cause of death and damages suffered. The earlier you get an attorney involved, the more likely we are to find and preserve evidence and consult with experts so we can maximize recovery for you. You don’t have to shoulder the financial burden of an injury or the death of a loved.

James V. Monaghan talking on phone in Norristown law office

GET A FREE CASE REVIEW

Practice Areas

Auto Accidents
Premises Liability Claims
Traumatic Brain Injury
Catastrophic Injury
Spinal Injury
Wrongful Death Injury

NO FEE ASSURANCE.
IF WE DON’T WIN
YOU DON’T PAY.

Why You Want James V. Monaghan On Your Side

  • No Fees Unless We Win Your Case

  • Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist

  • One on one personalized representation. Not a “billboard” attorney

  • Passionate in finding successful resolutions
  • Trustworthy Attorney with Empathy

  • Guest Lecturer briefing fellow attorneys about the latest workers’ compensation trends

QUESTIONS ABOUT A LEGAL ISSUE? ASK OUR EXPERTS.

Ask An Expert

VIDEO CENTER

View All Videos

My experience with Mr. Monaghan was a great experience. At the beginning he explained how things work in a case like mine. He kept me up to date as things changed. His administrator was very helpful and was able to answer any question I had. I would definitely recommend Mr. Monaghan for your legal needs.

Sally

Jim was with me from start to finish in my workers compensation claim against the national company that I worked for. I was with the company for 44 years before the injury happened and he was right by my side making sure that the company and their insurance company continued to provide me with my benefit until the claim came to a final and satisfactory conclusion. I would highly recommend Jim as a true workers compensation attorney that will fight for you and your rights under the worker compensation law.

Mike

Mr. James V. Monaghan has been working on a worker’s compensation claim for me. He has been great has walked me through different things I was unsure of and explained them to me that I understood what was going on through the process. He has handled some court part so far and has been great with all of it. I would recommend him to handle your case.

anonymous

In 2016, I was buried over my head in bills and went to see attorney James V. Monaghan for help with filing for bankruptcy. From beginning to end, Jim Monaghan was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and accessible. He assisted me through the whole process and made sure that my bankruptcy went through without a hitch. What a relief it was to be free of so much debt. I highly recommend Attorney Monaghan to anyone needing assistance with a bankruptcy case.

Linn Carpenter

I would recommend Attorney Monaghan to anyone seeking excellent legal representation. He was very informative and eased any anxiety I was having with the process. His assistant Linda is a great part of his team. He was always available for questions whenever I had them. Perfect 10.

Bryon

Mr. Monaghan was a very helpful and supportive attorney who exhibited a professional and organized firm. He was wonderful and now my worries are gone. The process was smooth and my stress level has decreased. I highly recommend anyone to use Mr. Monaghan as an attorney to help with their needs.

anonymous

Extremely knowledgeable and professional. Jim ensured that I was well informed and supported at each step. Excellent communication and correspondence throughout the process. I felt very safe being represented by Jim.

Beth

Jim was very helpful with my workers’ comp case. He really sped up the process in which the insurance company needed to do. Also, he has a calming, reassuring aspect of his character that honestly I wish all lawyers would have.

Daira

Jim was awesome! Very patient and kept me informed of everything that was going and what was going to happen. I would recommend him to anyone who needs lawyer services.

Dawn

LET’S WORK TOGETHER

GET A FREE CASE REVIEW