What is a wrongful death claim?

It can be extremely difficult to cope when a loved one has been killed as a result of the negligent or reckless action of another. No monetary amount will ever compensate for that loss. If you lose a loved one in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, however, you may be able to obtain compensation for funeral services and to help support the surviving family members. It is important to find an experienced attorney who can help you during such an emotional time.

To be able to file a wrongful death claim in West Virginia, a family member (or personal representative) will have to be appointed as representative of the estate. Our firm regularly assists family members who need help filing the requisite paperwork to be appointed over the estate.

There are certain types of compensation that can be awarded in wrongful death claims including:

  • Funeral and burial costs;

  • Loss of benefits;

  • Loss of wages;

  • Loss of companionship; and

  • Medical care costs relating to the final injury.

Our firm has a vast amount of experience handling wrongful death claims. We will fight to prove that negligence caused the death and will fight for compensation for the family. We offer free consultations, so call us today.

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