Wrongful Death Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

The loss of a loved one is always a devastating experience, but when that loss is caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of another, the pain can be compounded by a sense of injustice. At Matzus Law, we are dedicated to helping families seek justice and compensation through wrongful death claims. Our experienced attorneys provide compassionate and effective representation, guiding families through the legal complexities during their time of grief.

Understanding Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim arises when an individual dies as a result of the legal fault of another person or entity. This can include negligence, reckless behavior, or intentional misconduct. Wrongful death laws are designed to provide financial support and compensation to the surviving family members who are suffering from the loss of their loved one.

Our Approach

At Matzus Law, we approach each wrongful death case with a detailed and compassionate strategy. Our process includes:

Thorough Investigation

We conduct a comprehensive investigation to gather all relevant evidence, including medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and expert testimonies.

Expert Collaboration

We work with a network of professionals, including medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and economists, to build a strong case.

Client-Centered Representation

We prioritize the needs and well-being of our clients, keeping them informed and involved throughout the legal process.

Aggressive Advocacy

We are dedicated to holding the responsible parties accountable and securing the maximum compensation for our clients.

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Types of Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death can occur in various situations. At Matzus Law, we specialize in the following sub-areas of practice:

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider’s negligence leads to a patient’s death. Examples include:

Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis

Failure to correctly diagnose a condition in a timely manner can result in death.

Surgical Errors

Mistakes during surgery, such as operating on the wrong body part or leaving instruments inside the patient.

Medication Errors

Incorrect medication or dosage leading to fatal reactions.

Birth Injuries

Negligence during childbirth resulting in the death of the mother or infant.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in medical malpractice cases, ensuring that negligent healthcare providers are held accountable.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of wrongful death. Examples include:

Car Accidents

Fatal collisions caused by negligent driving, such as speeding, distracted driving, or DUI.

Truck Accidents

Accidents involving commercial trucks, often due to driver fatigue, improper maintenance, or regulatory violations.

Motorcycle Accidents

Fatalities resulting from collisions with other vehicles or road hazards.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents

Deaths caused by drivers failing to yield or driving recklessly.

Matzus Law is skilled in handling motor vehicle accident cases, working to secure justice and compensation for grieving families.

Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents can result in fatal injuries, particularly in hazardous industries. Examples include:

Construction Accidents

Falls, equipment failures, or safety violations leading to death.

Industrial Accidents

Explosions, chemical exposure, or machinery malfunctions causing fatal injuries.

Transportation Accidents

Deaths resulting from accidents involving commercial vehicles or heavy machinery.

Workplace Violence

Fatal injuries caused by assaults or other violent acts in the workplace.

Our attorneys are experienced in navigating workers’ compensation and third-party liability claims to secure maximum compensation for families.

Product Liability

Product liability cases involve defective or dangerous products that cause fatal injuries. Examples include:

Defective Vehicles

Faulty brakes, airbags, or other vehicle defects leading to fatal accidents.

Unsafe Pharmaceuticals

Dangerous drugs or medical devices causing fatal reactions or complications.

Consumer Products

Household items, toys, or electronics that pose a fatal risk due to design or manufacturing defects.

Industrial Equipment

Faulty machinery or tools leading to fatal workplace accidents.

Matzus Law is adept at holding manufacturers and distributors accountable for the safety of their products.

Premises Liability

Premises liability involves fatal injuries occurring on someone else’s property due to unsafe conditions. Examples include:

Slip and Fall Accidents

Fatal falls resulting from wet floors, uneven surfaces, or inadequate lighting.

Swimming Pool Accidents

Drowning incidents due to lack of supervision, inadequate fencing, or faulty pool equipment.

Fire and Smoke Inhalation

Deaths resulting from building fires caused by negligence, such as faulty wiring or lack of fire safety measures.

Criminal Acts

Fatal injuries resulting from assaults or other criminal acts due to inadequate security on the premises.

Our attorneys work to hold property owners and managers accountable for maintaining safe environments.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect can lead to the wrongful death of elderly residents. Examples include:

Medical Neglect

Failure to provide necessary medical care, leading to fatal conditions.

Physical Abuse

Fatal injuries resulting from assaults or improper use of restraints.

Malnutrition and Dehydration

Deaths caused by inadequate food and water provision.


Fatal infections resulting from unsanitary conditions or failure to provide proper medical treatment.

Matzus Law is committed to seeking justice for families who have lost loved ones due to nursing home abuse and neglect.

Criminal Acts

Wrongful death claims can also arise from intentional acts of violence. Examples include:


Deaths resulting from murder or manslaughter.


Fatal injuries caused by physical attacks.

Drunk Driving

Deaths caused by intoxicated drivers, which can also involve criminal charges.

Our attorneys work closely with criminal prosecutors to ensure that the responsible parties face both criminal and civil penalties.

Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims

Families who have lost a loved one due to wrongful death may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

Medical Expenses

Coverage for medical bills incurred before the deceased’s passing.

Funeral and Burial Costs

Compensation for funeral and burial expenses.

Loss of Income

Reimbursement for the financial support the deceased would have provided.

Loss of Consortium

Compensation for the loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support.

Pain and Suffering

Damages for the emotional distress and suffering caused by the loss.

Punitive Damages

In cases of particularly egregious conduct, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and deter similar behavior.

Why Choose Matzus Law?

Choosing the right law firm to handle a wrongful death case is critical. At Matzus Law, we offer:

Experienced Attorneys

Our lawyers have extensive experience in wrongful death cases, with a deep understanding of the legal and emotional complexities involved.

Compassionate Advocacy

We provide empathetic and dedicated representation, ensuring that our clients feel supported and understood throughout the legal process.

Comprehensive Support

From the initial consultation to the resolution of your case, we offer unwavering support and guidance.

No Fee Unless We Win

We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless we secure compensation for you.

Injured and Have Questions?

Contact Us

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another, contact Matzus Law for a free consultation. We are here to listen, provide expert legal advice, and fight for the justice and compensation your family deserves.

Call us at (412) 206-5300 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation. Let Matzus Law be your advocate in navigating the complexities of wrongful death claims and securing the justice and compensation you need to move forward.

At Matzus Law, our commitment is to provide exceptional legal representation for families dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one. Trust us to provide the expertise and dedication your case requires.