Charleston Wrongful Death Attorneys
Compassionate & Determined Legal Support for Family Survivors
Nothing can replace or bring back a lost loved one. When these losses are due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, they are devastating to surviving family members. Aside from the grievous loss of the physical presence of their loved one, survivors often must face the financial damage from medical and funeral expenses as well as the deceased’s lost income that supported them. If you have suffered such a loss, bring your case to Bailess Smith PLLC.
Connect with us at (304) 553-0337 or through our online request form today.
We are committed to helping you seek maximum compensation for all of your losses—emotional, physical, and financial. Our Charleston wrongful death lawyers provide compassionate support combined with experienced and skilled representation throughout the duration of the claims process whether at the negotiation table or in court.
West Virginia Wrongful Death Claim Facts
In West Virginia, you generally have two years from the time of the wrongful death to file a claim against the negligent party.
Those who may file a wrongful death claim include:
- Surviving spouses
- Surviving children
- Surviving parents
- Any other individual who was a dependent at the time of the wrongful death
A wrongful death may have occurred through a variety of circumstances, the most common being car accidents. Other types of accidents and incidents may also lead to wrongful deaths, such as truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, defective products, nursing home negligence, and more.
Survivors can file a claim seeking many different types of damages, such as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost income of the deceased
- Pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death
- Medical expenses of the deceased prior to death
- Mental anguish
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial security for the survivors
Legal Representation You Can Trust
Bailess Smith PLLC is here to thoroughly manage your wrongful death claim utilizing our exceptional experience and commitment to service. These types of claims can be complex, difficult, and stressful. As your advocate, our seasoned legal team will work tirelessly on your behalf to reduce the strain of such a difficult event and to stand up for your legal rights under West Virginia law.
Serving clients throughout Morgantown and West Virginia, contact us at (304) 553-0337.