The loss of a loved one is among the most difficult things a family can endure. If your loved one’s passing resulted from negligence or misconduct, our Parkersburg personal injury lawyers can build a strong wrongful death case on your behalf.
Individuals, corporations, and other legal entities can all be held liable in a wrongful death claim. Please call Jim Leach Attorneys at Law today for a no-cost consultation. Our wrongful death lawyer serve clients throughout West Virginia, including Parkersburg, Morgantown, and other communities across the state.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle
Carelessness of any kind can end in serious injury or worse. If someone’s carelessness caused the death of somebody you care about, you and your family shouldn’t have to suffer the tragedy alone.
Our attorney have helped clients pursue compensation for wrongful death resulting from a wide variety of different situations, including:
- Auto accidents, including crashes involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, and busses
- Defective products
- Dangerous premises
- Medical malpractice
During your free consultation at our Parkersburg law office, our lawyer will review the details of your case. If you have a valid wrongful death claim, we will focus on the legal elements so you and your family can concentrate on grieving and rebuilding your lives after the loss.
Wrongful Death FAQs
Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
In West Virginia, parents, siblings, spouses, and children are eligible to recover compensation in a wrongful death action. The amount of damages awarded to surviving family members will vary from case to case.
In general, survivors of the decedent might be entitled to:
- Medical bills accrued before death
- Loss of financial support, including income, expected earnings, benefits, and inheritance
- Loss of love, care, nurturing, and companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Funeral expenses.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in West Virginia is two years. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, it’s important to speak to an attorney well within this time limit. Experienced legal representation is critical for building a strong case against the negligent party responsible for the death of your loved one.
West Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney
Our Parkersburg personal injury lawyers are ready to review your case and answer questions about your wrongful death claim. Please contact Jim Leach, L.C. online or call today for your no-cost consultation. We serve clients in Morgantown, Charleston, and other areas of West Virginia and Ohio.