Wrongful Death

West Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney

When your family is confronted with the unexpected tragedy of a loved one dying due to the actions or negligence of another person or entity, you need a West Virginia wrongful death attorney who has the skill to fight for the compensation you deserve and your best interests at heart. That’s why north central West Virginia (WV) families turn to the experienced attorneys at Windom Law Offices, PLLC.

Your West Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney Is At Windom Law Offices, PLLC

A wrongful death lawsuit won’t bring your loved one back. However, if your loved one died because of someone else’s wrongdoing or negligence, a West Virginia wrongful death attorney can help you hold the at-fault party or parties to account and financially compensate your family for the loss.

The WV wrongful death attorneys at Windom Law Offices, PLLC understand how difficult this time is and are here for you and your family every step of the way. We review the facts in your case, explain how the facts may support a wrongful death lawsuit and help you take action to help your family get compensation for your losses and hold the responsible party accountable under the law.

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim may be filed against a person, business or other entity that has caused the death of an individual through negligence, inaction or some other type of misconduct. In West Virginia, when a person’s death is the result of the improper actions or neglect of another and the act would have given cause for personal injury damages if the decedent had lived, the wrongdoer can be held liable for damages under WV Code § 55-7-5.

Under WV Code § 55-7-6, damages for a wrongful death claim may be awarded to compensate the family of the deceased for the following losses:

  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of guidance
  • Loss of income
  • Expenses for care
  • Funeral expenses

While some states allow various family members of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim, West Virginia is different. Our state allows only the personal representative of the person’s estate to file a claim for damages, although any compensation received can be distributed to specified family members. If the victim had a will, it more than likely names a personal representative, also called an executor. If the victim did not have a will, the probate court with jurisdiction over the deceased loved one’s estate will appoint a representative.

How A West Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help

The loss of a loved one is overwhelming for any family. If the death was the result of someone else’s wrongdoing, emotions can be amplified even more. A WV wrongful death attorney can step in and help you seek compensation for your loss, providing knowledgeable and objective guidance throughout the process. Damages recovered in a wrongful death case can help you pay for expenses incurred because of your loss and bring some stability to your family’s future.

An experienced West Virginia wrongful death lawyer will work on your behalf to:

  • Offer honest legal advice and support
  • Conduct a thorough investigation of your loved one’s death
  • Develop a legal strategy to pursue damages
  • Work with experts to build your case
  • Handle communications with insurance companies
  • Communicate with the other parties involved
  • Represent you in court

If a state agency or actor caused your loss, a West Virginia wrongful death lawyer can also help you file a formal complaint with the state.

Many factors are considered when determining the damages to which you may be entitled. A skilled WV wrongful death attorney from Windom Law Offices, PLLC will leverage years of experience to build a strong case and get you the damages you deserve.

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When To Contact A West Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney

When you have lost a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence, a skilled West Virginia wrongful death lawyer at Windom Law Offices, PLLC can help you recover damages to get your life back on track. Further, you not only hold the wrongdoer accountable, but you may even help prevent a future tragedy from happening to another family. You can count on our attorneys to be compassionate, patient and understanding, all while aggressively pursuing your case.

At Windom Law Offices, PLLC, we have years of personal injury litigation experience and understand which legal strategies are effective, how insurance companies work and how to navigate the legal system. As West Virginia wrongful death attorneys, we offer personalized service to everyone we work with, even meeting our clients at home when it is more convenient for them. When you need a West Virginia wrongful death attorney, get in touch with us today by calling 304-643-4440 or by filling out our online contact form.

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101 East Main Street, Harrisville, WV 26362