A Firm Offering Compassionate Legal Advocacy for Grieving Families

Few things in life are as devastating as the death of a loved one, especially when that death was premature, sudden and preventable. At Douglas V. Stoehr, Attorney at Law, we are honored to help families as they try to gain closure and financial stability after a loved one's untimely death.

How can we help? First and foremost, we will be your advocates in litigation against the at-fault parties. Wrongful death cases are pursued in much the same way (and for the same reasons) as personal injury lawsuits. And our firm's attorney, Douglas. V. Stoehr, has over 20 years of experience fighting for injury victims and their families. We will not be satisfied until we obtain the best wrongful death settlement available in your case.

Beyond matters of liability, our firm is committed to treating clients with sensitivity and compassion during this difficult time. You are not just a number to us. We are here to help your family in whatever ways we can, including finding immediate financial solutions to help you maintain access to insurance and medical care while your case is pending.

Damages You May Pursue in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Losing a family member — particularly a parent or spouse — often has greater economic costs than we realize. After a fatal accident, your family may experience economic hardship due to:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of income and reduced income capacity
  • Loss of spouse's work-related benefits such as insurance
  • Mental health and counseling expenses for the family
  • Necessary future child care services

You can also pursue claims for non-economic damages, including:

  • Loss of consortium or companionship (spouses)
  • Loss of parental services and support (children who have lost parents)
  • Pain and suffering

As you can see, the costs related to a family member's death are not always easy to calculate, but they are clearly significant. This is one of the many reasons why you should work with an experienced wrongful death lawyer like Douglas V. Stoehr.

Contact Us for Skilled Legal Representation and Compassionate Service

Douglas V. Stoehr, Attorney at Law, is based in Altoona, but we serve clients throughout west central Pennsylvania. We offer free initial consultations, and we can also schedule visits to homes and hospitals, upon request. To learn more, call us at 814-946-4100, or send us an email.