Posted on Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 3:20 am    

Losing a loved one is a traumatic event. Nothing can ease your pain or make the loss easier to understand, especially if the loss is due to a preventable accident. When a loved one is killed due to another person’s negligent, reckless, or careless actions, a wrongful death attorney can help you find the justice your loved one deserves.

Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney

When you lose a loved one, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the party at fault. While no amount of money will replace your loved one or undo the wrong that has been done to your family, seeking compensation for the loss of your loved can accomplish at least three important goals.

  • Provides a measure of justice for your loved one;
  • Provides financial support for your family; and,
  • Deters others from the same behavior that caused your loved one’s death.

A wrongful death attorney can help you with your fight for justice against the at-fault party. The first step in filing a wrongful death lawsuit is hiring the attorney. Your wrongful death attorney will investigate the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death to begin identifying, gathering, and preserving evidence to use to prove fault. Once the attorney has established fault and built a case, he can propose a settlement to the other party’s attorney. In some cases, it may be best to settle the claim without filing a lawsuit; however, if the other party refuses to negotiate fairly, your attorney may advise you to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Pennsylvania’s wrongful death laws are complex; therefore, you should always hire an experienced wrongful death attorney to handle your claim. If a lawsuit must be filed, your attorney will provide support and guidance as the case progresses through the judicial system. You may be required to attend several hearings prior to the trial of the case. You may also be required to testify in court about the details of the case and how the death of your loved one has affected your life and the lives of your other family members. Our attorneys understand that the thought of appearing in court may seem overwhelming; therefore, we promise to be with you every step of the way. We also want to remind you that appearing in court is a way to ensure that your loved one’s story is told accurately. Testifying in court is an opportunity to tell the judge and jury how the acts of the defendant have forever changed your life and the lives of the people you love.

Have You Lost a Loved One Due to Another Person’s Negligence?

If so, contact Tiemann Law Firm for a free consultation with a wrongful death attorney. Contact our office by calling our toll free number (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website. We understand that losing a loved one is extremely difficult and a wrongful death lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind as you are dealing with your grief. However, hiring a wrongful death attorney is not just about seeking a monetary judgement against the at-fault party — hiring a wrongful death attorney is about seeking justice on behalf of your loved one and your family. We want to assist you in holding the person responsible for the death of your loved one accountable for his or her actions.

Client Testimonials

Hanna Padilla Testimonial
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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

Matt H. Testimonial
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I was in a car accident a while back where I was injured and had to miss work for an extended period of time.  After nearly a year of fighting with the insurance company with no results and no progress, I met with Jelena Tiemann.  I couldn't have asked for a more responsive and supportive advocate.  We quickly reached a settlement and I finally was able to move from the stress and burden of feuding with my insurance.  I highly recommending meeting with Jelena if you're in need of a lawyer.

Star Fire Testimonial
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It is hard to put into words the care and dedication that I received from the Tiemann’s. They have been here for me every step of the way and were always available when I had questions or concerns. My husband and I will be forever grateful for everything they have done for us and our family. Thank you so much for all of the hard work and time you have put into my case, we greatly appreciate it and your friendship. We highly recommend this firm and will always be thankful for everything they have done. Thank you so much again, Kim

Lendzey Garcia
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I was in a very bad/ major car accident I originally had an attorney who wasn’t trying to help me out much or take any of my calls so I called Tiemann and told them my situation. They made it an AWESOME and Smooth transition over to them and took on both cases I had. I just settled on my big case and am beyond great full. For them and their team! I highly recommend them. To add on to this a little On how much they will work with you, I moved to Montana in the middle of all Of this and it was not an issue!

Maye Ly Testimonial
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I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.