Wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of an individual whose death was caused by the negligence or fault of another person. Some common causes of wrongful death are medical malpractice, deadly motor vehicle crashes, and accidents that happen during the course of employment. Other wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of victims of fatal drowning accidents, explosions, burns, construction site accidents, industrial accidents, and defective drugs.
Wrongful death actions are usually brought by the family members of the deceased. However, in some cases, wrongful death lawsuits are brought by business partners or other parties who have suffered loss as a result.
Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is an incomprehensible and devastating loss. The sudden loss of the love and companionship provided by a husband, wife, father, mother, or child can never be replaced. Furthermore, there is the heavy financial burden of having to pay for the decedent’s medical bills and burial expenses, in addition to the loss of the victim’s financial contribution to the household. The deceased’s family members often suffer economic hardship after the unexpected loss of a loved one.
Under West Virginia law, there are very specific and detailed legal procedures required for bringing wrongful death lawsuits. Therefore it is important to find a law firm that is highly knowledgeable about wrongful death law and has many years of experience in prosecuting these claims. West Virginia wrongful death lawyer Dorwin J. Wolfe has more than 20 years of experience handling wrongful death claims in the North Central West Virginia area. The Wolfe Law Firm is located in Elkins, West Virginia, and we routinely handle wrongful death and personal injury cases in Harrison County, Randolph County, Upshur County, Barbour County, Lewis County, and Tucker County.
The Wolfe Law Firm understands the devastation and hardship that result from the wrongful death of a loved one. Our experienced legal staff is committed to providing quality, personalized and compassionate representation for each client we serve. We pursue all avenues of recovery for our clients in wrongful death actions. At the Wolfe Law Firm, we are dedicated to getting you the maximum compensation possible for the loss of companionship and financial loss you have suffered as a result of the wrongful death. Our goal is to help you seek justice and gain the relief you need after the tragic passing of a loved one.
If you require legal assistance for a possible wrongful death claim, call our office today to schedule a free initial consultation. We represent our clients on a contingent-fee basis, which means you do not pay any attorney’s fees unless we prevail in your wrongful death claim through settlement or trial.
If you believe you have a legal claim for the wrongful death of a loved one, contact the Wolfe Law Firm today by calling toll-free at 1-877-637-5756, or contact us online to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced West Virginia wrongful death attorney.