Wrongful Death: What It Is And What The Law Says

Although most people understand personal injury claims from a legal perspective, wrongful death is not as clear. But the two are closely related. Perhaps the easiest way to think of wrongful death is as a degree of personal injury.

In Pennsylvania, wrongful death is a death caused by another person's wrongful act, negligence or unlawful violence. In most cases, the same kinds of actions that would lead to a personal injury claim would also lead to a wrongful death claim, if those actions resulted in death.

Lawyers Fighting For Victims And Their Families

At Bassi, Vreeland & Associates, P.C., we are honored to help pursue justice and compensation for injury victims and their families. If you have lost a family member or loved one to a fatal accident caused by another person's negligence or illegal behavior, we are ready to fight for you.

Here are just some of the many fatality scenarios that may warrant a wrongful death claim:

  • Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial and municipal vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicyclist accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Medical negligence resulting in death
  • Negligent security resulting in fatal injuries
  • Dangerous and defective consumer products
  • Dangerous and defective pharmaceutical drugs
  • Homicide or other intentional violent acts
  • Premises liability

Our attorneys have decades of experience representing injured victims and the family members of deceased victims. We are emotionally invested in each case and each client, and we work tirelessly to ensure that all at-fault parties are held liable.

Contact Our Firm To Discuss Your Legal Needs

Bassi, Vreeland & Associates, P.C., has offices in Washington and Charleroi, and we serve clients throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. To learn more about how we can help your family, call us at 724-705-0146, or send us an email.