Legal Action May Be Warranted After A Loved One Dies
When a loved one has died through negligence of others, Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George helps grieving family members demonstrate the devastating impact, in terms an insurance company or court can understand — a lawsuit for monetary damages.
Act Now To Preserve Your Rights
There is a time limit (statute of limitations) to file a wrongful death lawsuit. It is also important to investigate as soon as possible after the accident to preserve evidence and debrief witnesses while their memory is fresh. Contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation. We represent clients in New Castle, Lawrence County and surrounding counties of western Pennsylvania.
Luxenberg Garbett Kelly & George has a record of settlements and verdicts in wrongful death cases, representing direct beneficiaries or the estate. We have secured recoveries for fatal auto accidents, medical malpractice, dangerously designed products, airplane accidents and other negligence.
A wrongful death action holds the negligent person or entity accountable and compensates the family members left behind. Damages can include:
- Funeral, medical and probate expenses
- Replacement of a spouse’s or parent’s projected earnings
- Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
- Compensation for lost guidance, support, tutelage and companionship
- Punitive damages (extreme negligence or willful acts)
We consult with economists and employers to arrive at a full and fair projection of lost income. In the case of a young child who has died, we base future earnings on the parents’ education and earning power. In the case of an elderly victim no longer in the workforce, we put an economic value on pensions, Social Security benefits and household contributions.
In maximizing noneconomic damages, our lawyers work with families to bring the person’s memory alive — such as photos of the decedent with family members and cards from the funeral showing how others’ lives were touched by that person.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys
As with a personal injury, prompt investigation is critical to holding an individual or entity accountable for an untimely death. We can offer a free case evaluation, aggressive representation and compassionate support and service during this trying time. We can meet clients at our five convenient locations, and we work on a contingency fee. Call us today at 724-761-2094.