Wrongful Death Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA
Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyers Seeking Compensation for Victims of Malpractice Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be particularly difficult if you lose your loved one due to the acts of a third party. Surviving family members are often deeply frustrated by the reality that their loved one could have lived had the defendant taken precautions and acted appropriately. Fortunately, Pennsylvania law allows the family of the deceased to obtain justice on their behalf and to recover damages for wrongful death.
If you have lost a loved one due to the conduct of a third party, then you may be entitled to recover damages as compensation. The key to success is working with an experienced wrongful death attorney who has a track record of securing compensation for the family of the deceased. Call Berger & Lagnese, LLC, at 412-471-4300 to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced to medical malpractice attorneys today.
Wrongful Death Causes
Wrongful death can result from a wide variety of accidents, so long as the defendant acted negligently. Common wrongful death accidents include:
- Medical Malpractice
- Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
- Premises Liability
- Defective Products
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
Establishing the Right to Recover for Wrongful Death
Not every family member is entitled to collect wrongful death damages in the event of a loved one’s death. Generally speaking, the parents, children, and spouse of the deceased are entitled to wrongful death damages. Those who demonstrate adequate “dependence” may be entitled to damages as well.
For example, a sibling of the deceased may be entitled to wrongful death damages if he can show that he was financially dependent on the deceased at the time of death. If you are not certain whether you are entitled to sue and recover for the wrongful death of your loved one, then it’s important that you speak with a qualified Pennsylvania wrongful death attorney. At Berger & Lagnese, LLC, we can assess whether you have a right to recover damages under the law.
Wrongful Death Damages
In a wrongful death lawsuit, Pennsylvania law may entitle you to assert wrongful death damages that include:
- Medical expenses (incurred by you)
- Funeral expenses (incurred by you)
- Future income that would have been used for support
- Projected financial support in other areas, such as education and healthcare
- Pain and suffering that you have experienced as a result of your loved one’s death
- Loss of companionship, loss of guidance, loss of parental support, loss of household services, and more
Maximizing your wrongful death damages requires the aid of a skilled wrongful death attorney who can ensure that you realize full compensation.
Contact Our Pittsburgh Law Firm Today
The experienced attorneys at Berger & Lagnese, LLC, have been practicing law for three decades. We have a history of successfully litigating wrongful death lawsuits. If you would like to have your wrongful death case evaluated, please contact us to set up a free consultation by calling us at 412-471-4300 or by submitting your inquiry via our online contact form.
We look forward to hearing from you.