Charleston WV Wrongful Death Attorneys
Representing families of fatally injured victims since 1976
No amount of compensation can erase the grief you feel after losing a parent, spouse, child or sibling who suffered an untimely and unnecessary death. Added to this, you may be suddenly experiencing financial difficulties. The Charleston, WV wrongful death attorneys at Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC has represented the families of fatally injured victims since our founding in 1976. Our extensive experience can help you recover damages and secure your family’s future.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit in West Virginia
A wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one’s estate and heirs is based on an underlying civil wrong that caused harm to the surviving family members. We can help you sue the negligent person or corporation in all types of cases, including:
In a wrongful death case, the facts are critical. We can give you the answers to give you hope for your family’s future.
Damages awarded in wrongful death lawsuits
We recognize that wrongful death and survivor claims are often the only form of financial security available for family members following a devastating loss. We devote our resources to recovering the maximum compensation possible in your case. The types of damages we recover depend on the facts of your claim, but may include:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of anticipated earnings of your loved one
- Loss of benefits, such as healthcare, Social Security Income and pensions
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of inheritance
- General damages
- Punitive damages
Time limit to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Virginia
As you mourn the loss of your loved one, we know initiating a lawsuit seems overwhelming. However, West Virginia’s statute of limitations maintains a strict deadline for filing your wrongful death claim. In most cases, you have only two years from the date your loved one died, or you forfeit your right to recover compensation. And with respect to occupational disease claims, the claims process is more complex and requires a thorough evaluation by a skilled attorney. Our Charleston law firm acts quickly and makes the legal process as easy as possible on your family during this difficult time.
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For more information about filing a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one’s estate, call Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC at 304-400-6558 or contact our Charleston law firm online to schedule an appointment.