When The Unthinkable Happens, We’re Here To Help
Losing a family member is devastating. When that persons’ death was caused by another’s negligence, the feelings of loss and grief can be unbearable because you know that their death could have been prevented.
In Pennsylvania, there are laws that permit survivors to pursue justice and financial compensation after the wrongful death of a loved one. At AlpernSchubert, P.C., our compassionate experienced wrongful death lawyers can help you hold the persons or entities responsible for your loss accountable.
What Is A Wrongful Death Action?
When a person’s death is caused by the negligence of a person, such as a drunk driver; or a company – for example, a negligent pharmaceutical company or auto manufacturer; survivors can file a wrongful death action.
Every one of the 50 states has some type of law permitting wrongful death actions. In Pennsylvania, wrongful death is statutorily defined as a death “caused by the wrongful act or neglect or unlawful violence of another.” A wrongful death claim is a civil action, which can be brought in conjunction with a criminal action.
A wrongful death action is similar to a personal injury claim, where the injured party is no longer able to pursue their own claim for damages. The decedent’s survivors are permitted by statute to file the claim on their behalf.
Read our wrongful death FAQ page for answers to other questions clients often have about wrongful death cases.
Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Help Clients Obtain Justice And Compensation
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you get answers and justice. The dedicated Pittsburgh wrongful death lawyers at AlpernSchubert, P.C., have extensive experience representing families in a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death claims. We pride ourselves on our steadfast dedication to our clients.
To learn more, call us today at 412-506-9561 or contact us online. We provide free consultations to clients in Pittsburgh, New Castle, and Washington, Pennsylvania as well as individuals throughout Allegheny County, Lawrence County and Washington County.