Assisting Pennsylvania Families After Their Loss

At Stapp Law, LLC, we know that no amount of money can make up for the loss of your loved one. We offer our sincere condolences to you during this difficult time.

I am attorney Gregory Stapp. I firmly believe that you and other members of your family should receive the maximum financial compensation the law allows for your loss. If someone else's negligence caused the death of your loved one, we will provide the assistance necessary to hold that party responsible.

I have been practicing law in central Pennsylvania for over 20 years. Throughout my career as a trial attorney, I have helped my clients find closure and safeguard their well-being by defending their interests in mediations or in court.

Compensation For Loss Of Income, Pain, Suffering And Punitive Damages

I have represented families who have lost loved ones as a result of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, gas and oil industry-related accidents and construction site accidents, among other tragedies. Each case is unique. However, damages will be awarded based on the specific circumstances of the victim's death and may include restitution and compensation for:

  • Loss of the victim's income
  • Loss of expected future earnings
  • Noneconomic losses
  • Loss of consortium (love, care and companionship)
  • Pain and suffering (emotional and mental anguish or grief)
  • Punitive damages against the at-fault party

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Pennsylvania?

You can file a wrongful death lawsuit if your family member, loved one or financial benefactor has lost his or her life as a result of the actions or negligence of any person or entity. Persons eligible to file a formal wrongful death lawsuit to pursue financial compensation include the deceased person's:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Beneficiaries
  • Dependents

Typically, a successful wrongful death lawsuit will satisfy the following elements:

  • The death of the victim was caused (either in whole or in part) by the conduct (or lack thereof) of the defendant.
  • The defendant must have been strictly liable for the death or shown to have acted in a negligent manner.
  • The victim must be survived by beneficiaries (spouse, children, parents, etc.) who are capable of receiving the financial component of the wrongful death lawsuit.
  • Damages were caused by the victim's death (income loss, medical bills, funeral expenses, etc.).

Minimize Financial Hardship And Gain Closure And A Sense Of Justice

Although your loved one is, tragically, gone, I will work hard to ensure that all survivors have the best chance of experiencing minimal financial hardship from the loss.

I understand that it may seem like an added and unacceptable burden on your family to file a lawsuit now. However, I assure you that I will do my best to handle everything as smoothly as possible to minimize any additional suffering for yourself and your family. When you call my Williamsport office to initiate the wrongful death lawsuit, my staff and I will explain the steps built into this process so you can be prepared and well-informed.

Contact A Lawyer With The Experience To Secure Your Future Following A Wrongful Death

Do you have questions about filing a wrongful death claim? Arrange your free consultation at my office to get answers. Please call 570-980-1865 or fill out my online form to schedule an appointment today.