Was Your Family Affected By Wrongful Death?
At John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., we provide strong, compassionate legal guidance to families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of others.
We handle a broad range of wrongful death claims, including those arising from medical malpractice, car collisions, truck crashes and negligence of all kinds. We have decades of experience serving clients in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania.
Attorney John A. Caputo and our experienced legal team are committed to helping you pursue fair and just compensation for the tremendous loss you have suffered.
How We Can Help
A lawyer experienced in handling wrongful death actions can provide you with sound knowledge and advice on how to move forward. With our help, your family may be able to receive compensation to cover losses of wages the decedent would have earned, suffering before death, and for the loss of love, affection, companionship, support, protections, advice and comfort the decedent would have offered to spouse and children.
We will conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your loved one’s death. By pursuing legal action, we are not only helping your family but also taking steps to deter tragic events from taking place in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions We See About Wrongful Death Cases
Is there a deadline to bring a wrongful death case?
Yes. The statute of limitations in Pennsylvania gives surviving family members two years to take legal action by filing a civil lawsuit against the responsible party for wrongful death. The two-year period begins on the date of the deceased person’s passing. Due to the time limit, starting the process as soon as possible is crucial.
Who can recover damages in a wrongful death case?
Close family members like spouses, parents and children are the only people entitled to compensation recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit in Pennsylvania. These individuals need not be citizens or residents of the state. A personal estate representative may pursue this action if the deceased person has no surviving eligible family members.
The damages are divided among these beneficiaries the same way the state divides things between beneficiaries of intestate estates or the estates of people who pass away without having a will. Creditors are not entitled to any of this compensation.
What types of damages are recoverable?
Those who file wrongful death lawsuits may be able to recover reasonable compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Burial costs
- Loss of companionship
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering the person endured before they passed away
This compensation can help families cope with the financial impact of losing a loved one.
How long does a wrongful death claim take to resolve?
It could take months to years to resolve a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death attorney at John A. Caputo & Associates, P.C., we can review your case and give you a more accurate timeline for your unique situation. It may seem like a long time, but it’s worth the wait to be able to hold the person responsible for your loved one’s death accountable. And, while no amount of money could ever make up for your loss, the compensation recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit can help make the financial side of things more manageable.
Securing Your Future After A Fatal Accident In Pennsylvania
We are grateful for the opportunity to represent clients from all walks of life. We focus on the goals of minimizing clients’ losses, obtaining significant recovery for damages, and providing security and comfort to the families in death actions.
Contact our office online or call us at 412-620-6361 for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your wrongful death claim. When we accept your case, you owe nothing out of pocket until we recover compensation for you.