At Berger and Green, we have over 40 years of experience in representing the families of victims of wrongful death. We understand how painful this time can be for family members and always remain available to answer questions or concerns that may arise throughout the proceeding. Our attorneys understand the severity of your loss and will handle your case accordingly.
A wrongful death claim is an action usually brought by family members or an estate administrator. The cause of action seeks to recover money damages on behalf of the family, including a spouse, children, or parents. A wrongful death could result from another’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness.
A Pittsburgh wrongful death lawyer from our team can begin building a case for your financial recovery.
How Berger and Green Will Handle Your Family’s Wrongful Death Case
Our attorneys know how to handle wrongful death claims. We will:
- Protect your rights to pursue a claim
- Seek fair compensation for your loss
- Handle all conversations with third parties for you
- Negotiate for the settlement you deserve
- Take your case to trial if necessary
- Inform you of important local and state laws that could affect your case
Investigating Your Case to Build Strong Evidence
Our investigation for wrongful death actions often involves:
- A thorough analysis of the facts of the case
- Gathering all documentation
- Consulting with forensic economists and medical experts
Our goal is to prove that someone else is liable for your loved one’s passing. We will search for evidence to demonstrate that another party’s actions (or inactions) directly led to your loved one’s wrongful death.
Handling the Legal Process for You
After gathering evidence, we will handle the settlement or trial process for you.
In many cases, we may be able to negotiate a fair settlement out of court. However, if negotiations do not result in the settlement offer you deserve, we may file a lawsuit.
If we go to trial, we will handle all aspects of litigation for you, including filing the paperwork, cross-examining witnesses, and ensuring your rights are protected.
Keeping You Updated Throughout the Process
You don’t need to be concerned about the legal process on top of the hardship of your loved one’s loss.
We will ensure that you get compassionate support throughout the entire process of your case. We will keep you informed of any changes or settlement offers and help you make important legal decisions. While we will stand by your side and offer guidance, it is always your choice to accept or reject an offer.
Working for You with no Upfront Fees Involved
At Berger and Green, we want families to get the legal help they need. We get paid based on contingency, which means:
- We only receive payment if we win a settlement or award for you.
- We receive our fees as a portion of your total financial recovery.
- We will be fully transparent about how these fees work when you hire our team.
With this arrangement, you can avoid out-of-pocket costs when hiring our lawyers for a wrongful death case.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Pittsburgh, call 412-661-1400
Damages We May Help Your Family Recover After Your Loss in Pittsburgh
Our attorneys want you to have the compensation you need to handle your family’s challenges after a loss. We will seek to recover:
- Projected lost earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship for family members
- The cost of funeral and burial expenses
Determining the compensation your family should receive after a loved one’s passing can be complicated. However, our attorneys are familiar with the process. We know how to fight for the recovery you deserve.
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Commonly Asked Questions in Pennsylvania Wrongful Death Cases
Taking legal action can leave you with many concerns. Consider our answers to these frequently asked questions in wrongful death cases:
Do I Have a Valid Case?
We recommend asking our team this question during your free case review. We will discuss the facts of your case to determine if someone else could be responsible.
Later on, an attorney from our team can further investigate what specific legal actions could be available to you.
Is There a Deadline to Bring a Case?
Yes. In Pennsylvania, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit after a wrongful death, per 42 Pa. C.S.A. § 5524. However, we can tell you more about how this deadline applies to your situation.
We advise getting started on your case promptly. If you miss this deadline, you may be unable to take legal action.
Call Berger and Green for a Free Case Review
We understand that no amount of money can truly compensate you for your loss, but our attorneys will fight to obtain the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
Free case evaluations • NO attorneys’ fees or costs unless we recover a settlement, benefits, or verdict in your case • We can initiate your case by phone or e-mail – CALL today (412) 661-1400 or contact us online.