Each day, there are many deaths that are expected. Many of these deaths are related to the deterioration of health due to old age. While the fact that a death is expected does not take away the pain, many are thankful for the opportunity for closure and to see their loved one free of pain. However, many other deaths are the result of tragic accidents which take the life of friends, family, and other loved ones. These deaths have a traumatic effect on the entire family. When an unexpected accident or incident occurs, it is most important to focus on the mental well-being of you and your family. To help relieve some of the stress involved during a tragedy, you should speak with an experienced attorney about your rights.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent or wrongful act of another, you deserve compensation. The compensation will never replace your loved one, but it will be able to give you and your family some financial security to offset some of the unexpected expenses you and your family incurred. If someone you know has lost their life due to the negligent or wrongful act of another, contact Colombo Law for an initial consultation today.
Application of Wrongful Death Claims in West Virginia
In the state of West Virginia, a wrongful death lawsuit may be initiated when an individual’s death occurs as a result of someone’s wrongful, negligent, or default act. West Virginia law indicates that an action may be brought against the wrongdoer as long as the individual could have brought a lawsuit against that individual if the decedent lived to file the action on his or her own. In many cases, proving that an individual acted in a way that was intentional, wrongful, or negligent can be tricky. The experience of a personal injury litigator often proves invaluable as a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the incident are crucial to the success of your or your loved one’s claim.
Damages Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Suit
While many companies wish to settle a wrongful death suit prior to trial, our attorneys will help ensure you receive the amount of compensation you deserve while making the process as smooth as possible for you and your loved ones. Any settlement offer should take into consideration whether damages should be awarded for the following injuries associated with the loss of your loved:
- Funeral bills;
- Hospital expenses;
- Medical expenses;
- Sorrow and mental anguish;
- Lost income;
- Loss of care and assistance;
About Colombo Law
The pain that accompanies the loss of a loved one is devastating. No one should handle these very difficult claims without the assistance of an experienced attorney. Colombo Law is a full service personal injury law firm that wants to make the process as simple as possible while obtaining the amount of compensation you and your loved ones deserve. Our attorneys will fight to ensure that your case is handled promptly, efficiently, and in a way to obtain the most desirable result.
We assist clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood, Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. For a no-risk initial consultation, contact an attorney at Colombo Law today.