Wrongful Death and Survival

Representing Families of the Victims of Fatal Accidents


Angel depicting hope in a time of grief and sadness from wrongful death


When a family member or loved one dies as a result of the negligence or other wrong doing of another, it is important for the survivors or a representative of the estate retain experienced legal counsel. The death of a family member or loved one may leave the survivors with financial and emotional losses which requires the help of experienced legal counsel in order to obtain just compensation.

The attorneys at Schiffman Firm have decades of experience in offering exceptional and compassionate representation to the survivors. We know that your loved one or family member may have provided necessary financial support and we also understand the value of the services and guidance which have been taken from you.

We know the pain felt when a loved one’s death is caused by the careless or negligence of another person. Your loved one may have been a victim of a car accident, a truck accident, a defective product, a medical error, a workplace accident, or lost his life due to a dangerous premise.

The laws in Pennsylvania provide for various causes of action for the heirs and those who have sustained losses if they are members of the classes of people which are permitted by law to recover damages.

The damages available under these different laws permit certain persons to recover for the loss of decedent’s past and future earning power, the value of the services the decedent would have rendered to his family members, the value of the gifts the decedent would have given to his family members, the cost of the burial services, administrative expenses, burial plot, and headstone, the cost of the decedent’s medical and the cost of the decedent’s medical and hospital expenses. In addition, you may be able to recover for the suffering, mental anguish, scarring, disfigurement, humiliation, and inconvenience until the time of the decedent’s death as well as compensation for his loss of enjoyment of life.

Negotiating the damages which you may be able to recover under the laws of Pennsylvania requires the services of experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. We have combined experience of over 75 years in helping people recover damages for the wrongful death of a family member or loved one in Allegheny, Westmoreland, Washington, Butler, Greene, and other counties in western and central Pennsylvania. The attorneys at Schiffman Firm work to obtain maximum compensation for survivors.

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If you have been injured or if someone you care about has been injured or killed due to the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of another person, company, or by a defective product, you need the right attorneys. Contact us today for a free case assessment. In most instances, there are no costs or fees for our representation in personal injury cases unless we recover money on your behalf.

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