ATTORNEY SERVICES FOR WRONGFUL DEATH IN RALEIGH COUNTY
Wrongful Death Lawyers
for Residents in Southern West Virginia
Suffering the death of a loved one can be one of the hardest ordeals a person can go through. However, when a loved one is wrongfully killed due to the negligence of another person or entity, the situation can be made much more difficult. That is why the attorneys at Lusk & Bradford are dedicated to providing you with the legal services you need to receive the compensation you deserve. Our staff will work around the clock to protect your rights, so contact us today to take the next step in your loved one’s wrongful death case. However, the time limit on filing a wrongful death claim is two years in West Virginia, so be sure to call our office immediately.
Who Can Receive Damages
After a Loved One’s Wrongful Death?
While mourning the death of a loved one can be difficult and emotional, dealing with the aftermath of a wrongful death can cause even more turmoil. Who is entitled to receive damages after a wrongful death? In the state of West Virginia, those who may be entitled to compensation include:
Family members financially dependent on Deceased
Modified Comparative Fault Rule
In the state of West Virginia, the modified comparative fault rule is applied to wrongful death cases, as well as most regular personal injury cases. This rule dictates that if the deceased is at least 50 percent (or more) responsible for the situation that lead to their death, the estate cannot recover damages. However, if another person or entity is at fault for a loved one’s death, you may be entitled to damages. To find out if your situation qualifies, call Lusk & Bradford at (304) 255-5628 today.
What Can Be Compensated
in the Event of a Wrongful Death?
Damages available to the family members of the deceased involved in a wrongful death suit can vary. There are many different categories when it comes to these types of damages, including:
- Sorrow, Mental Anguish & Solace
- Loss of Society, - Companionship, COmfort, Guidance & Advice
- Monetary Losses
- The Deceased's Medical Bills
- Funeral & Burial Expenses
- Lost Wages & Benefits
- Financial Gains That would Have been made by the Deceased in the Future
Serving West Virginia Residents
in Raleigh, Wyoming & Mercer Counties
Lusk & Bradford Attorneys at Law is located in Beckley, WV. However, we serve the needs of clients all throughout southern West Virginia, including those who live in any of the following areas: