West Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Deaths from Accidents
When a loved one dies from injuries or accidents caused by the wrongful act of another individual or individuals, a wrongful death claim can be brought against those liable for the loss. The laws concerning wrongful death came about to provide financial support for the families (usually widows and children) of primary wage earners. It also served to provide additional motivation to prevent injuries in the work environment and service industries.
A West Virginia personal injury lawyer from our office is experienced and compassionate when handling cases of wrongful death. Often the families are left with huge medical bills from injuries and treatment prior to their loss. Seeking financial compensation from those responsible can help the family to meet those demands and also help to ease their pain and suffering. We understand the difficult challenges you are facing and a West Virginia wrongful death lawyer at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC can help.
Making a Claim as a Family Member
Wrongful death actions can originate from intentional or unintentional acts that cause injury, which results in death. Drunk driving accidents and other
types of car accidents would be examples of the circumstances that can bring about a wrongful death claim.
Dangerous drugs pushed onto a trusting public by incompetent and dishonest doctors, psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies have resulted in many tragic deaths.
Medical malpractice and
nursing home abuse are two other causes of wrongful deaths that leave devastated families.
Defective products such as toys, tools, and vehicle systems are regulated to some degree, but many slip through these regulations and can cause serious injury. No matter what your circumstances may be, if you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case we may be able to help. Our wrongful death attorneys fight aggressively in such cases and our firm is proud of the millions we have recovered for our injured clients and their families.