Deciding whether to bring a wrongful death action on behalf of your loved one’s estate is a very personal decision. No action you can take at this stage can ever truly replace what you have lost, but there are a number of factors to consider as you explore the possibility of a wrongful death action.
Was Your Loved One Lost Due To Negligence?
In order to bring a wrongful death action on behalf of your family member’s estate, the loss must be tied to the negligent or reckless acts or omissions of another person, corporation or government entity. An experienced attorney can help you determine whether you have a viable claim.
At Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, our lawyers pursue financial compensation on behalf of those who have lost a loved one due to negligence in motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, coal mining accidents, and as a result of defective products or unsafe premises.
Was Your Family Member The Breadwinner?
No amount of money can replace your loved one, but a successful wrongful death action can provide your family with the resources necessary to move on and maintain your quality of life. A settlement or verdict can provide funds to cover your loved one’s pain and suffering while alive, medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, and lost future earnings.
In addition to securing necessary monetary compenation, some families find that pursuing justice for their loss in court helps them feel empowered. Resolving a wrongful death can bring claimants some peace knowing that their action may prevent another family from experiending such a loss.
Are You Representing The Estate?
In order to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the Estate of a deceased person, you must be appointed as the Administrator/Administratrix or Executor/Executrix of the deceased person’s estate. If you have questions about the appointment process, we can help.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal options for pursuing compensation in West Virginia. We offer a free case evaluation and have offices conveniently located in Charleston, Beckley and Morgantown.