Charles Town Wrongful Death Attorney

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Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult. Family members who have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of somebody else are often left picking up the pieces and wondering where to turn. At Manchin Ferretti Injury Law, we are standing by to help when you need a Charles Town wrongful death attorney. We have extensive experience handling these cases and are ready to help you secure the closure and compensation you need to get through this.

How Can a Charles Town Wrongful Death Lawyer Help?

Wrongful death cases in Charles Town, West Virginia, can become incredibly complicated. Family members who have lost a loved one often do not have the resources necessary to conduct a complete investigation into the case. However, an attorney can use their resources to:

  • Gather any evidence needed to prove liability in the case, including photo or video surveillance of the incident, police or other accident reports, statements from eyewitnesses, safety records of employers, etc.
  • Work with trusted medical professionals to fully establish the cause of death.
  • Negotiate with every party involved, including at-fault parties and aggressive insurance carriers, to obtain fair compensation on behalf of the grieving family.

An attorney will be an advocate for the family who has lost a loved one. You can count on a Charles Town wrongful death lawyer to stand by your side from the beginning of your case until the end, when you obtain closure and compensation.

Causes of Wrongful Death

At Manchin Ferretti Injury Law, our attorneys have vast experience helping family members who have lost loved ones. Wrongful death cases in Charles Town arise in various ways, and our lawyers have experience helping family members who have lost loved ones due to:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice cases
  • Explosions and burn injury incidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Property owner negligence cases (premises liability)
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Birth injuries
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect cases

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Charles Town?

West Virginia Code section 55-7-6 states that there are various parties that may be able to recover compensation after losing a family member. This includes:

  • The surviving spouse
  • The children, stepchildren, or adopted children of the deceased
  • The parents and siblings of the deceased
  • Any other family members that were financially dependent on the deceased at the time of death

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If you have lost somebody you care about due to the careless or negligent actions of another party, there may be various types of compensation available for your claim. At Manchin Ferretti Injury Law, our Charles Town personal injury lawyers are regularly able to help clients recover the following:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Cost of pre-death medical care
  • Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
  • Mental anguish damages
  • Loss of consortium or companionship damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible for the death

Our team is ready to conduct a complete investigation into your case in order to obtain maximum compensation for your losses. We understand that no amount of compensation will end your heartbreak, but this compensation can help provide some closure for your case. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule a free consultation.


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