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Martinsburg Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death is a terrible tragedy you should never have to bear. Losing a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or intent to harm can make it even more difficult to grieve and find closure than deaths under other circumstances. If your family does not know where to turn, seek counsel and solace from Martinsburg wrongful death lawyers at Manchin Ferretti Injury Law.

Our compassionate wrongful death attorneys can take the time to meet with you one on one to discuss your late relative and who might have caused his or her death. While we know a financial award will not fix things, we hope it can provide stability for your family’s future. Call (304) 264-8505 today for a free consultation about your case in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Why Choose Manchin Ferretti Injury Law?

  • Our full-service personal injury law firm in Martinsburg has helped families recover financially for wrongful death since 1983.
  • Our lawyers understand the stakes and challenges during a wrongful death claim. We will work hard to secure compensation on your family’s behalf.
  • We can take your wrongful death claim to trial in Martinsburg for full compensation for your losses.
  • Our law firm does not charge any fees for our services upfront, nor if we do not win the case. We take wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis.

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death according to West Virginia law is the death of one person by another’s fault. In most wrongful death cases, if the deceased person would have had grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit had he or she survived, the individual’s loved ones may file for wrongful death. Examples of accidents that could lead to a victim’s wrongful death are car accidents, falls, workplace accidents, defective products, criminal activity, and medical malpractice. Someone may be liable for an injury victim’s fatal accident if he or she reasonably could have prevented the tragedy.

What are the Wrongful Death Laws in West Virginia?

Learn a few basic state laws before you and your family file a wrongful death lawsuit in West Virginia. While your wrongful death lawyer can help you work through wrongful death statutes, having a general understanding can make it easier to pursue financial compensation.

  • Statute of limitations. The statute of limitations imposes a deadline of two years in West Virginia to bring a wrongful death claim. This time limit will begin counting down on the date of death, not necessarily the date of the accident.
  • Identity of the claimant. Only a representative of the decedent’s estate may file a wrongful death claim in West Virginia. The representative may file on behalf of a surviving spouse, child, parent, sibling or other financially dependent family members.
  • Damages available. Surviving family members may receive compensation for both economic and noneconomic losses. These may include mental anguish, grief, despair, loss of consortium, medical expenses, lost wages, lost inheritance, and reasonable funeral expenses and burial costs.

Do not worry – you do not have to navigate West Virginia’s wrongful death laws in the aftermath of a devastating fatal accident by yourself. Hiring a Martinsburg wrongful death lawyer from Manchin Ferretti Injury Law can give you peace of mind to focus on healing while your attorney handles the legal side of things.

How We Can Help

At Manchin Ferretti Injury Law, our lawyers treat clients like family. We understand how difficult it is to learn about the unexpected death of a family member. We are here to help. Our Martinsburg wrongful death attorneys can take over the claims process at any stage, offering our staff and resources to help your family achieve maximum compensation. We are here to listen to your story, guide your wrongful death claim and fight for justice for your loved one.

Contact a Martinsburg Wrongful Death Lawyer

Do not hesitate to contact us after losing someone you love in any type of accident or under suspicious circumstances. We offer free and confidential case reviews in Martinsburg, WV to grieving families so they can learn their rights and legal options to recover monetary compensation. Schedule yours through our online portal or by calling (304) 264-8505 today.

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