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The Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases

The statute of limitations limits the amount of time you have to sue any person or company that may have caused the wrongful death of your family member. The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases varies from state to state.

If the wrongful death was due to negligence by a government, city, or municipality, it could be that the time you have to fulfill certain steps in  a wrongful death claim is even less than the statute of limitations in that state.

Wrongful Death CasesThe discovery rule is an exception to the statute of limitations

In some cases, you may have additional time to sue if there is a delay in discovering that your family member’s passing was related to someone else’s negligence. This is known as thediscovery rule.

You should contact Ostroff Injury Law if you wish to consult with an experienced, knowledgeable attorney to learn whether you still have time to pursue a legal claim on behalf of your loved one.

If the statute of limitations has expired, your claim can not be pursued

Because there is such a difference between states and the laws regarding the time period you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit or claim, it’s important that you contact Ostroff Injury Law as soon possible after your family member’s death.

For nearly 25 years, Jon Ostroff has been representing the estates of over 100 children and adults who have died across Pennsylvania as a result of someone else’s negligence. Jon will spend the time and money it takes to figure out what happened to your loved one. If unable to recover money for your loved one’s estate, Jon will pay these costs.

Jon Ostroff’s ability to find the evidence that wins cases has earned him his distinguished reputation across Pennsylvania as a wrongful death attorney. The sooner Jon can investigate what happened, the better. Medical records often get lost or changed over time.

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