You may have recently lost a loved one in a tragic accident. If so, we’re very sorry this has happened to you and your family.
In order to move forward, you may need to take care of financial and legal matters. Our firm can assist you with the financial aspects and manage the legal side for you while you focus on your family. During a complimentary initial consultation, we’ll explain how your Johnstown wrongful death lawyer can help you.
The Wrongful Death Cases We Manage
Our firm manages wrongful death cases which are personal injury cases involving loss of life. We can help if you have any wrongful death case involving a/an:
- Vehicle accident (such as a car accident, motorcycle accident, bus accident, etc.)
- Premises liability accident (such as a slip and fall accident)
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Nursing home abuse incident
- Industrial accident
- Product liability incident
- Or any other kind of wrongful death incident
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Johnstown, call 412-661-1400
How Do I Know I Have a Wrongful Death Case?
You may have a wrongful death case if a loved one lost their life in an accident another person is responsible for. For instance, you may have a case if there was a fatal car accident caused by a drunk driver.
During a consultation with us, we may be able to determine whether you have a case. We’ll try to ascertain whether the other party was negligent. If so, you have a wrongful death case.
However, to actually prove negligence to the insurance company or a judge and jury, your lawyer will have to show each of the elements of negligence. These are:
- Duty of care: This term refers to the responsibility another person has for other people’s safety. For example, a driver is responsible for driving safely to protect other drivers.
- Violation of duty: When someone violates their duty of care, they act irresponsibly and unsafely. For instance, a driver may drink before driving.
- Causation: This refers to how the violation of duty resulted in the incident and injury or death.
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What Damages Can I Demand in a Johnstown Wrongful Death Case?
With a wrongful death claim or a wrongful death lawsuit, you can demand the damages your deceased loved one experienced as well as the damages you and your close family have been experiencing.
You may have trouble identifying all of those damages. There may be several, and many of them might be intangible. One of our firm’s Johnstown wrongful death lawyers can help you identify all your damages, including the intangible ones. Your damages may include:
- Your loved one’s physical pain before passing
- Your family’s lower income
- Medical bills that haven’t been paid yet
- Bills for personal property damaged or destroyed in the incident
- Funeral costs
- Mental anguish
- Lost spousal support
- Lost parental guidance
There Are Many Reasons To Hire a Johnstown Wrongful Death Lawyer
You may be confident about your case. However, you may still want to consult with a wrongful death lawyer in Johnstown, PA from our firm. One reason is that the lawyer can attribute monetary values to your intangible damages. This will help you claim these damages and convince the insurer they’re valid. You may have trouble valuating such damages as mental anguish on your own.
Another reason to hire one of our wrongful death lawyers is that they can settle your case fairly with the insurer. During negotiations, your lawyer will represent you, your deceased loved one, and the rest of your family, and ensure all of your damages are taken into consideration. This may help to improve the outcome of your case.
There are many other reasons to retain a lawyer from our firm. They can threaten a lawsuit in order to convince the insurer to settle fairly, and, if the insurer doesn’t settle fairly, your lawyer can follow through with the lawsuit. To strengthen your lawsuit, your lawyer can hire witnesses and experts for their testimonies.
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The Deadline to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Pennsylvania
For your wrongful death case, you could file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold the responsible party personally accountable. You can discuss this option with your attorney. If you and your attorney agree to file the suit, your attorney will help to meet the filing deadline for wrongful death lawsuits in Pennsylvania. This deadline is 2 years from the date of the loss of life, per PA. C.S.A. § 5524.
About Our Johnstown Wrongful Death Attorneys
With over 4 decades of professional experience, our Johnstown personal injury and wrongful death firm is fully capable of taking over your case for you. We know how to manage a difficult insurer and their attorneys and demand your damages from them. We also know how to manage your wrongful death case with care.
Our Johnstown wrongful death attorneys have managed tens of thousands of cases while giving each client the consideration they deserve. We’ll treat you with that same consideration. You can also expect us to pursue your damages into the courtroom, if necessary.
We Offer Our Services on a Contingency Basis
When you hire us, you do not pay a dime until your case is resolved and we only get paid when you receive your compensation. By offering our services on this basis, we make hiring one of our attorneys very affordable.
Reach Out to Us for a Wrongful Death Attorney in Johnstown, PA
Let us help you with your financial matters and manage your legal case for you. You’ll be able to tend to family matters while we pursue compensation and justice.
During a free initial consultation with a member of our team, we’ll tell you more about our legal team at Berger and Green, answer your questions, and go over your case with you. You can expect professionalism and sensitivity as you speak with us. Contact us today for your free consultation and case review.