Wrongful death is a legal term used to define a death caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person or organization. Medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and accidents occurring during the course of employment are common causes of wrongful death.
Wrongful death actions are typically brought by family members, but may also be brought by business partners and other parties who suffered a loss due to the wrongful death. Through a wrongful death action, survivors may request monetary compensation for the death of a loved one. This compensation will not bring your loved one back, but it can help pay medical expenses, burial expenses, loss of income and various other financial hardships that arise after the unexpected loss of a family member.
The Wolfe Law Firm understands the devastation that a wrongful death can cause and our experienced staff is committed to pursuing all avenues of recovery for our clients in wrongful death actions. Under West Virginia law, wrongful death claims must be pursued in a specific manner and the decedent's family will want a law firm that is experienced in prosecuting wrongful death claims.
If you need advice on a possible wrongful death claim, call our office today to schedule a free consultation. If we take your case, we will represent you on a contingent–fee basis, which means that no attorney fee is owed unless we prevail in your wrongful death claim.