Charleston, WV Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one can be painful and confusing no matter the cause of death. In the case of a wrongful death, as defined under West Virginia law, those feelings of pain and confusion may be amplified. Although the tragic outcome can’t be undone, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for your loss.
Morgan & Morgan is America’s largest personal injury firm. It’s our job to recover full and fair compensation for your loss, and we have the skills, experience, and resources to do it. If a loved one has been the victim of wrongful death, fill out a free, no-obligation case evaluation form to see what our Charleston office can do for you.
What Is Wrongful Death?
There are natural causes, there are accidents, and then there is wrongful death. A wrongful death case can be made when a person passes away because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct. Surviving family members – called distributees – can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation for their financial and emotional losses.
What Is the Statute of Limitations?
The aftermath of a wrongful death lasts a lifetime; unfortunately, the statute of limitations does not. You have a certain amount of time to take legal action, but you may not have options for legal recourse after that period.
In West Virginia, the statute of limitations gives you two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a lawsuit. Since time is of the essence, don’t wait to contact the wrongful death attorneys at our Charleston, West Virginia office.
What Types of Damages Are Available?
Wrongful death cases are unique for many reasons, including their far-reaching impacts. Here are some of the damages for which you might be compensated:
- Loss of companionship
- Sorrow and mental anguish
- Loss of income, services, and care
- Medical expenses for hospitalization and treatment
- Funeral expenses
- Punitive damages
All law firms are not the same. Morgan & Morgan fights For The People, and we don’t settle for a penny less than you deserve. We understand the pain and hardships that come with wrongful death, and we’re here to support you every step of the way.
Do I Have a Case?
Several people may be able to sue for damages in a wrongful death case:
- A spouse may claim loss of companionship and protection as well as ongoing mental pain and suffering.
- Minor children may recover compensation for pain and suffering in addition to lost parental instruction, guidance, and companionship.
- Parents may be owed compensation for pain and suffering, but not for companionship or guidance.
This is not an exhaustive list of individuals and groups that may claim damages – others, such as siblings and significant others, may also be owed compensation for their loss.
Contact Morgan & Morgan
Since our founding in 1988, we’ve treated every client like family. We work based on contingency, so we don’t get paid until we win your case. Here are just a few of the benefits of working with us:
- The resources of America’s largest personal injury law firm
- 24/7 access to our legal team
- Over $9 billion won for our clients across practice areas
There’s nothing more serious than the loss of life. If you’ve lost a loved one in a wrongful death incident, contact Morgan & Morgan’s Charleston, West Virginia office. Find out how we can help by filling out a free case review form.