The loss of a loved one in an accident is a tragedy that can bring unimaginable sorrow to the deceased's family and friends, especially if the incident was the result of another individual's careless act.
While no amount of money can truly compensate for such a loss, recovering monetary damages can help protect your family's financial future.
Cranston & Edwards, PLLC is an experienced and dedicated personal injury firm that can provide the skilled representation you will need when seeking wrongful death compensation. We understand your suffering and despair knowing that this accident could have been avoided, and will help you through this difficult time. We have successfully handled numerous wrongful death claims against large companies and insurance carriers.
According to West Virginia Code section, 55-7-6 a personal representative or executor of an estate is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. If such a person does not exist, the court can appoint one. Surviving family members of the deceased, however, are the ones eligible to recover damages won. The idea behind this law is that while family members can recover compensation for their loss the estate of the deceased is the one who actually files the claim.
In Virginia the estate of the deceased has two years to file a claim before the statute of limitation is up. This means that that they have two years from the date of death to file a claim or the family may lose their chance to recover compensation. It is important to note that the date of an accident or the date injuries were sustained may not be the date of death.
Our law firm believes that when a beloved family member has lost their life due to the negligence of another party, every effort should be made to hold the individual or entity responsible for the incident fully accountable for their actions.
Our knowledgeable litigators can relentlessly pursue maximum compensation for your losses using our extensive resources combined with unwavering determination. We will conduct a thorough investigation and meticulously compile the documents needed for your claim. You will receive regular updates regarding the status of your case, and any calls you make to our office will always be promptly returned.
Contact a wrongful death lawyer if you have a lost a loved one in an accident.