Wrongful Death

Legal Representation After the Death of a Loved One

Have you lost a family member in an accident that someone else caused? Few accidents are more traumatizing than these, which is why Balzarini & Watson is prepared to help you hold the liable party accountable for your loss. Family members and dependents of fatal accident victims have the right to file a wrongful death claim within two years of their loved one's accident-related death. Although nothing can truly compensate for your loss, you should not let the responsible party get away with their negligence or recklessness after causing a tragic accident. You can learn more about the elements of a wrongful death claim on our blog.

What damages can I recover through a wrongful death claim?

By filing a wrongful death claim, you and any immediate family or dependents of the decedent can recover damages for financial loss and emotional trauma. Wrongful death damages include:

  • funeral and burial expenses,
  • loss of income,
  • grief counseling fees,
  • pain and suffering,
  • loss of companionship,
  • and loss of consortium.

Some of these damages have a set monetary value that can be easily established by presenting bills and receipts, while others require the skilled and aggressive argument of a Pittsburgh wrongful death attorney. Call the offices of Balzarini & Watson today to find out exactly what we can do to handle your wrongful death case.

Consult with Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Today

At Balzarini & Watson, we focus on providing personal attention and outstanding case results. Our testimonials speak volumes about how we treat our clients, especially in difficult cases such as wrongful death. You will work directly with your lawyer instead of having your case handed to a paralegal so that you always receive the best counsel and most skilled representation. Our firm has been AV® Rated* by Martindale-Hubbell® for more than 25 years and was included in the Best Lawyers in America®. Contact our firm right away to schedule a case evaluation with a lawyer who can help you obtain justice and fair compensation for the loss of your loved one.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.