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Erie Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one is one of life’s hardest tragedies to deal with. Few things are comparable, and accepting such loss can be extremely difficult. One of the few things that can add to your suffering is the knowledge that your loved one’s passing may have been avoided if the negligent behavior of another was not involved. In Pennsylvania, when somebody loses their life as the result of a wrongful, negligent, or violent act of another, it is legally known as wrongful death.

Experiencing a wrongful death can be extremely taxing on a family. Aside from the momentous grief and loss, a family must deal with various financial burdens including medical costs and ceremonial costs. This financial burden is increased if the deceased was a made significant contributions or was the primary earner of family income.

Although nothing can rectify losing a loved one wrongfully, you may have options to ease your family’s financial suffering. If you recently lost a loved one due to wrongful death, you should contact an experienced Erie wrongful death attorney. With over 170 years of combined legal experience and a 99.7 percent success rate, attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman are equipped to obtain compensation on your behalf while handling your case with delicacy and grace in this very difficult time.

Wrongful Death in Pennsylvania

There are many neglectful acts that can cause a wrongful death in Pennsylvania. Common causes of wrongful death in Pennsylvania include the following:

  • Car accidents: Negligent driving is a leading cause of wrongful deaths in America.
  • Truck accidents: Over 3,500 fatalities caused by trucks and other commercial vehicles are caused annually nationwide.
  • Work-related deaths: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that well over 4000 Americans lose their lives in the workplace. Construction workers are particularly susceptible to wrongful deaths.
  • Professional malpractice: Medical malpractice such as misdiagnosing or prescribing ineffective medicine can be a fatal practice

If you are considering filing a wrongful death claim, there is some basic legal information you should be aware of. In Pennsylvania, immediate family members such as a spouse, parent, or child of the deceased can file a claim. Additionally, some circumstances allow for fewer immediate family members to file a claim. Their various damages you potentially could be compensated for, including the following:

  • Any medical costs associated with the loss
  • All ceremonial costs, including funeral and burial costs
  • Any loss of income associated with the loss, including projected future income your loved one may have earned
  • Costs associated with loss of familial influence, including spousal and parental support
  • Compensation for pain and suffering

If your family is dealing with wrongful death, you should contact an Erie wrongful death attorney. While dealing with the stress of wrongful death may seem unimaginable at a time like this, an experienced attorney may be able to obtain compensation on your behalf to provide more financial security in your future. For a free consultation with an attorney with access to 170 years of combined experience, contact Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman today.

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Make an appointment at our Pittsburgh office for your free consultation. We are confident that you will trust us with your legal needs and fight for what you deserve. We do not charge a fee for personally consulting with you. In every new case, our fee is only 25%. There is no fee unless recovery is made. We invite you to review the significant Pittsburgh, PA personal injury cases we have won.