Every year, hundreds of people will lose their lives in West Virginia car accidents. If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you might understand already how difficult it can be to have to face the emotions and finances that follow these accidents, which completely wreak havoc on entire families. Left to pick up the pieces on your own, you might be faced with the decision to bring a wrongful death claim when there seem to be no other options.
It is never fair to lose a loved one, especially at the hands of a negligent driver or an accident that could have easily been prevented. The loss of a loved one can be upsetting, this much is true, but wrongful death claims are often harder for friends and family as they deal with a wide array of feelings they might have never felt before in their life. You might be suffering on many levels and suddenly get hit with the realization that there is a lengthy court process involved in these cases, which is why it is essential and imperative to seek the help of an attorney through every step.
When a Wrongful Death Claim Applies to You
Many individuals would rather not think about litigating on behalf of a loved one and accepting money after someone has been taken from them so soon. It might be unfathomable to you that the court system could apply a monetary amount to your case in an attempt to help you and your family through one of the hardest aspects of your life. However, it is sometimes necessary to bring one of these claims to court if you find that you are struggling with many aspects of losing a loved one. For instance, you might not be able to handle the medical bills and funeral costs on your own and, without any help, you turn to the courts to help you obtain the compensation you and your family deserve for these matters. This is especially true if a party has acted with outright negligence.
Therefore, wrongful death claims are civil actions brought against those who are proven to have caused the death of another party. One example would be a case where a drunk driver caused the death of your loved one through their reckless actions. You and your loved ones would have a right to recovery in this case.
Vehicle accidents are actually one of the most common types of wrongful death case reasons that take place every year, as we lose more people to car accidents than many other types of fatal accidents. When a driver has acted in an unsafe way with complete disregard for another person’s safety, you have a right to remuneration.
How We Can Help
At Katz, Kantor, Stonestreet, & Buckner, we want you to know that you have many rights and you are entitled to speak with an attorney if you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a West Virginia accident. Please contact us to find out how we can make a difference in your claim at (304) 713-2014.