Understanding The Legal Process
While it is always painful to lose a loved one, it can be especially traumatizing when the death of your family member could have been prevented.
Whether the fatal accident was a car crash, medical mistake or deadly fire, the law allows immediate family members, such as spouses, children and parents, to bring a legal claim against the responsible party.
There are two types of lawsuits that qualified family members may be able to bring: a survival claim and a wrongful death claim.
In this type of claim, family members may bring a lawsuit on behalf of their deceased family member. Compensation for any conscious pain and suffering your loved one may have experienced prior to death, as well as his or her lost income can be recovered.
Wrongful Death Claims
The law also recognizes that immediate family members suffer emotional and financial injury as a result of a loved one's death. So as a survivor, they can recover compensation for the loss of a loved one's financial support, emotional companionship, and guidance and nurturing, among others.
Compassionate Legal Service During Your Time Of Need
At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., we know how difficult it is for families to think about legal battles during their time of grief.
As your counsel, we will take the time to walk you through the legal process, ensuring that you understand our experience in handling such matters. We will also explain how the law applies to you and answer any pressing questions.
Our goal is to make the process as stress-free as possible. Our Pittsburgh lawyers will take on your legal burden, so your family can focus on healing.
Let Us Take On Your Legal Burden So You Can Focus On Healing
If your loved one has been killed in a car accident or from a hazardous construction site, please contact us to learn more about your rights.
Call 800-806-2456 or reach our attorneys online.