Pittsburgh Wrongful Death Attorney
Pittsburgh Wrongful Death Law Firm
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Wrongful Death Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA
A Pittsburgh wrongful death attorney at Pribanic & Pribanic can help your determine the damages and wrongful death settlements you may recover in a wrongful death lawsuit. No one wants to think about money after a wrongful death, but it is often an unfortunate consequence of losing a loved one.
Assessing Wrongful Death Damages
Damages can include medical bills and funeral expenses, the loss of future earnings and benefits of the deceased, and the loss of companionship and affection of your loved one.
You may also receive compensation for the mental and physical pain and suffering of your loved one from the injury that resulted in death. Punitive damages may be awarded if the death was caused by criminal negligence.
At Pribanic & Pribanic, our wrongful death attorneys treat you with compassion as we hold the negligent party accountable for your family’s losses. With our help, you can determine how much compensation your family will need in the future.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 800-392-4529 to speak with an experienced Pittsburgh wrongful death lawyer.
Types Of Wrongful Death Cases Our Law Firm Frequently Handles
We represent families who have lost loved ones to many types of negligence, including:
Types of Causes in Infant Wrongful Death Lawsuits
The loss of life during childbirth is rare here In the United States, an infant wrongful death is rare, but in some cases it can be attributed to a medical malpractice claim, defective product, and other preventable actions. In those instances, we can take legal recourse against the responsible party or parties. Here are the common causes at Pribanic & Pribanic of infant and mother wrongful death cases:
Prolonged labor or delivery
Placenta Previa or abruption
People Also Ask: FAQS About Wrongful Death
Q: When do you need a wrongful death attorney?
The death claim process can be a complex matter, and there is a two-year Pennsylvania wrongful death statute of limitations to file a wrongful death suit, so it is a good idea to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner we collect evidence and death claim requirements, the stronger your case will be. Pennsylvania wrongful death beneficiaries can include a spouse, children or parents in wrongful death suits.
Q: What are the statute of limitations in a wrongful death case?
Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations says a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years after the date of a person’s death.
Q: Who are the beneficiaries of a wrongful death claim?
According to Pennsylvania law: “Except as provided in subsection (d), the right of action created by this section shall exist only for the benefit of the spouse, children or parents of the deceased, whether or not citizens or residents of this Commonwealth or elsewhere. The damages recovered shall be distributed to the beneficiaries in the proportion they would take the personal estate of the decedent in the case of intestacy and without liability to creditors of the deceased person under the statutes of this Commonwealth.”
Q: What special damages exist for wrongful death lawsuits?
Special damages are as defined by Pennsylvania law: “In an action brought under subsection (a), the plaintiff shall be entitled to recover, in addition to other damages, damages for reasonable hospital, nursing, medical, funeral expenses and expenses of administration necessitated by reason of injuries causing death.”
Q: Can a representative file a wrongful death claim?
Pennsylvania law says a representative may take action when: “If no person is eligible to recover damages under subsection (b), the personal representative of the deceased may bring an action to recover damages for reasonable hospital, nursing, medical, funeral expenses and expenses of administration necessitated by reason of injuries causing death.”