Grieving a loved one’s wrongful death means some tough days ahead. A sudden loss means you must now decide how to cover a host of expenses, including your relative’s final arrangements, unpaid medical bills, and everyday expenses.
If your loved one suffered a fatal injury because of another’s negligence, Berger and Green’s Aliquippa personal injury lawyers will fight to hold them financially accountable. We will seek full monetary compensation and manage the entire legal process while you take care of your family members.
We can review your situation and explain your legal options during a free consultation today.
How We Will Lead Your Case for Wrongful Death Damages in Aliquippa, PA
Our wrongful death attorneys offer comfort, compassion, support, and legal care to our Pennsylvania clients seeking justice and financial recovery. When our legal professionals meet with you, we learn more about what happened and how we can help your family.
We have more than 40 years of experience that we use daily to help clients navigate their insurance claims and lawsuits. If you want to take legal action, you don’t have to do it alone, especially at this sensitive time. We will take care of your entire case at no upfront cost. We will lead your case on contingency, meaning you pay us if and only if you win your case.
Once you become our client, we will do all the following and more as part of the legal representation we offer:
- Investigate the accident to learn what happened to your loved one
- Identify all liable parties who owe you financial compensation
- Collect and review case-supporting evidence to prove how the liable party is responsible for the negligence that harmed your loved one (e.g., the decedent’s medical records, death certificate, a police report or accident report, witness testimony, and photos and video footage)
- Assess all your damages and determine how much compensation could be recovered
- Lead negotiations with the insurance company for a favorable settlement that meets your needs
- Protect your rights and look out for your best interests
- Prepare and file your lawsuit within Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations (if we cannot settle your case)
- Fight for your wrongful death compensation at trial
- Manage all case-related communications with all relevant parties
- Explain all laws that apply to your case and developments that occur
- Answer your questions and concerns promptly
For a free legal consultation with a Wrongful Death lawyer serving Aliquippa, call 412-661-1400
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Action in Aliquippa?
During your free consultation, we can explain what qualifies as a wrongful death lawsuit and how these legal actions work in Pennsylvania. State law determines who can bring a wrongful death claim. It also requires the decedent’s personal representative to file the wrongful death lawsuit for those who stand to benefit from legal action.
The family members who can recover damages in wrongful death cases include:
- The decedent’s spouse;
- The decedent’s children; or
- The decedent’s parents.
If the personal representative does not file the lawsuit within six months of the person’s date of death, then any of the decedent’s beneficiaries can file a claim.
Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Build Survival Claims
Some may pursue a survival claim in Pennsylvania, which the decedent’s personal representative can bring forward on the decedent’s behalf. Under this action, the personal representative would seek to recover all losses to the decedent’s estate resulting from a tort or crime from a defendant.
Whether your case involves a wrongful death claim, lawsuit, or survival action, these personal injury cases are often complex legal matters and especially difficult to navigate if you’re still processing your loss. Hiring an Aliquippa personal injury lawyer from our firm means you won’t need to worry about any of that. We will navigate the process for you and explain your legal options along the way.
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Recoverable Damages Wrongful Death Beneficiaries Could Recover in Aliquippa
Your recoverable damages depend on your case’s circumstances and other variables. We will develop your compensation case accordingly. Generally, you can recover economic damages, which are financial, and non-economic damages, which are non-financial. You will likely have both, and we can seek maximum compensation for each.
Economic damages in an Aliquippa wrongful death or survival claim case can include:
- The decedent’s medical care expenses before their death, including emergency care, hospital care, rehabilitation care, medications, and assistive devices
- Nursing care expenses
- Final arrangement costs, such as their funeral, burial, and cremation expenses
- Loss of financial support
- Estate administration expenses
Your non-economic damages in an Aliquippa wrongful death or survival claim case could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of the decedent’s society, comfort, and guidance
We will review your losses and explain which ones are recoverable.
How Long do I Have to File an Aliquippa Wrongful Death Claim or Lawsuit?
Wrongful death plaintiffs generally have two years from the decedent’s death date to file a legal action for damages in Pennsylvania. Where the date of death and accident date differ, a survival claim must be brought within 2 years of the date of the accident itself. The statute of limitations can pass quickly, so we encourage you to take prompt action to protect your right to sue.
If there are exceptions to this deadline, we will let you know. However, once the deadline expires, you likely will be responsible for all damages related to your loved one’s death.
If you hire our Aliquippa wrongful death attorney to lead your case, we will monitor the calendar and the clock, ensuring that we file your case on time. With so many other things you must take care of after a loved one passes away, it can help to have someone on your side, so don’t miss your opportunity to take legal action.
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We Represent Clients in Various Aliquippa Cases Involving Wrongful Death Actions
Any accident or incident that occurs in the Aliquippa, PA, area can result in someone wrongfully losing their life. We advocate for their loved ones to receive the financial recovery they are due under the law. We handle wrongful death cases in various practice areas, including the following:
If you don’t see your case type above, give us a call. We will review your situation and advise you on moving forward.
Berger and Green Can Lead Your Aliquippa Wrongful Death Case – Call Us Today
We offer our sincere condolences for losing your loved one to wrongful death. We will seek fair compensation and justice for your relative and your family. Wrongful death cases are emotionally heavy; they are also expensive. The party who caused the fatal injury should compensate you for your losses.
You don’t have to take legal action against them alone. Our Aliquippa wrongful death lawyers are here for you. Call us today for a free consultation. We are ready to represent you.