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Wrongful Death Lawsuits

March 22, 2017

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

The death of a loved one is always a traumatic event, and it is especially so when the death could have been prevented. 

In many cases, families lose a source of emotional or financial support and are faced with medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of family income, loss of companionship and psychological distress and trauma.

Aside from being emotionally devastating, however, the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can also create overwhelming financial burdens. To pursue compensation for the losses suffered by the family and the pain, suffering, and other damages and injuries suffered by the victim, our Pittsburgh lawyers can file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf. The attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC treat each case with exceptional skill and diligence, and we gladly provide any assistance we can to help our clients through their challenges and frustrations during a difficult time.

Definition of Wrongful Death:

A wrongful death is defined as any death of a human being that results from the negligent or deliberately harmful actions of a person or group of people. In order for a wrongful death lawsuit to be successful, the plaintiff, usually the family of the deceased, must prove that the death was both preventable and the fault of the defendant.

Causes and Examples:

Every year, thousands of wrongful death lawsuits are filed in the United States. These tragic deaths can stem from a wide range of causes, including (and not limited to):

Auto accidents

Trucking accidents

Workplace hazards

Dangerous conditions in public or private venues

Defective products

Medical malpractice

Drug side effects

In many cases, the motivation of the party at fault does not matter – rarely does someone intend to get into a car accident, for example. 

Contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC

To learn more about wrongful death claims for a free consultation with our attorneys, please contact us.

Get compassionate and informative, free with no obligation consultations with the experienced plaintiffs’ attorneys at Berger Lagnese & Paul, LLC, P.C., located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Call us from your local number at (412) 471-4300. We are located in downtown Pittsburgh in the Grant Building on Grant Street, directly adjacent to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.

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