Following the sudden loss of your loved one, you may be experiencing an overwhelming amount of shock and grief. When someone close to you suffers an untimely passing due to the negligent acts of another person, the situation is even more devastating.
Our Pittsburgh wrongful death lawyers understand how stressful and confusing this time in your life might be. Though we realize no amount of money can bring back your loved one, we aim to help you recover full compensation to address your financial needs following the loss.
At Bordas & Bordas, we have won multimillion-dollar verdicts in wrongful death cases such as, Roberts v. Murthy, Karpacs v. Murthy, and Boggs v. Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital, Phipps v. Exterran, et al., Doe v. Utility Company, Harris v. State Farm, and Doe v. Driver We also secured a major $50 million verdict in Meredith v. Heartland of Clarksburg. Speak with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys right away to discuss all your legal avenues for compensation.
How Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Work in Pittsburgh?
When someone acts negligently, causing another person harm, the injured party has the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and recover damages. However, when someone passes away due to an act of negligence, they cannot file a case. Wrongful death suits are available to eligible surviving family members when another person’s negligent, reckless, or careless behavior caused the death of their loved one.
A successful fatal accident claim could help you and your family overcome some of the financial obstacles that the death of your loved one has brought. Let a dedicated lawyer help you hold the responsible parties liable in a wrongful death case.
Eligible Plaintiffs in a Fatal Accident Claim
Under state law, not every person affected by a loved one’s death can file a lawsuit. Only certain parties have the right to bring wrongful death actions. Generally, within the first six months of a death, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate can file suit on behalf of the decedent’s:
- Minor children
- Adult dependent children
After the first six months, any of those parties can file suit. Our knowledgeable lawyers can determine whether you are eligible to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit and help you proceed with a claim.
Common Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death
Although you can file suit anytime another party’s wrongful actions lead to the death of a loved one, most of the fatal accident claims in Pittsburgh involve:
Our team of Pittsburgh attorneys knows how challenging it can be to lose a loved one in an unexpected accident. We could work tirelessly to help you and your family receive fair compensation for your loss.
Seek Legal Help from a Pittsburgh Wrongful Death Attorney
If somebody else’s negligence led to the death of your loved one, you should not have to bear the financial burden of the loss. At Bordas & Bordas, we have won millions of dollars in wrongful death verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Let our team of compassionate attorneys help your family begin the healing process. Call us today to set up a free case evaluation with a Pittsburgh wrongful death lawyer.