A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury action that is brought on behalf of surviving family members who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s wrongful conduct. Losing a family member is a tragedy. This type of loss is even more devastating when another person caused your loved one’s death. If you have lost a family member in an accident, you will need a Parkersburg wrongful death lawyer to help you file a claim against all responsible parties.
At Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, we know that no amount of money can adequately compensate surviving family members for the loss of their loved ones. However, a monetary recovery can help survivors move forward after their loved one’s death and provide them with the financial security that they deserve. Getting justice for a loved one can give family members some consolation knowing that the responsible party was held accountable.
Our Wrongful Death Practice
- Our West Virginia personal injury lawyers know that you might be facing financial challenges after losing your loved one. We will never ask you to pay out of pocket for the time and work we put into your case. We take our cases on contingency so that you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we have helped you secure compensation for your losses.
- We know that you and your family are going through a difficult and emotional process. Our attorneys will advocate for your rights and interests while treating you with the respect and care that you deserve. We will take over all of the legal burdens so that you and your family have time to recover and move forward after your loss.
- We have decades of experience representing aggrieved clients in claims against parties who caused and contributed to our clients’ losses. We care about our clients and provide them with personalized legal representation. Your case will never be a number when our attorneys handle your claim.
West Virginia Wrongful Death Law
Wrongful death claims in West Virginia are to be filed by personal representatives within two years of the decedent’s death. Although claims are brought by the decedent’s personal representative, the claim is made for the benefit of the surviving family members. Surviving family members that may be eligible to recover compensation include but are not limited to spouses, children, stepchildren, parents, and siblings.
Wrongful Death Compensation
Recoverable losses in wrongful death claims include financial and emotional damages. Financial damages frequently include loss of the decedent’s financial support, the value of the decedent’s household services, medical expenses incurred before death, and reasonable funeral costs. Emotional damages are meant to compensate family members for their emotional losses, such as mental anguish, sorrow, and solace.
Contact Our Parkersburg Wrongful Death Attorney
If you lost a loved one and have questions about a potential wrongful death claim, the attorneys at Tiano O’Dell, PLLC, can help. Contact our office to schedule a free and confidential consultation and case evaluation. Our attorneys provide compassionate legal services to surviving family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one.