In the state of West Virginia, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed by surviving family members including spouses, children, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, or any other relative who relied on the deceased for financial support. The person or people filing the lawsuit will influence what damages can be sought. West Virginia wrongful death attorney Jim Leach can help you determinewhat you are entitled to seek during your initial consultation.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In general, damages sought in a wrongful death lawsuit will include:
- Related medical expenses
- End of life expenses
- Future projected income
- Loss of services and support
- Loss of a loved one
Loss of services and support may include:
- Insurance costs
- Tuition for dependent children
- Projected 401K or retirement benefits
The best way to determine what types of damages you can pursue is through a one-on-one consultation with a wrongful death attorney at our firm. We can fully assess the financial damages you will face and fight tooth and nail to ensure your family is provided with everything they will need to carry on.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident in West Virginia or Ohio, please contact Jim Leach, Attorneys at Law to schedule a wrongful death consultation today.