Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Bluefield, WV

Compassionate & Experienced Legal Representation

Losing a loved one in an accident is one of the saddest and most devastating moments in life. On top of dealing with and grieving with the tragic loss, you and your family may have handled the deceased person’s medical bills, funeral expenses, and other losses stemming from the accident. One of the most important steps you must take to obtain the compensation and justice your family deserves is by hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer to hold the at-fault party accountable for their negligent and reckless conduct.

If your loved one has passed away in an accident caused by a negligent party, let Katz Kantor Stonestreet & Buckner, PLLC help you and your family recover your entitled compensation on behalf of your loved one. Our firm has more than 88 years of experience providing our clients with compassionate and personalized legal representation. While no amount of money can ever justify the loss of your family member, we can help you obtain the compensation necessary to cover all the expenses associated with the wrongful death.

Call us at (304) 713-2014 or fill out our online contact form today to schedule a free initial consultation! Serving clients in Bluefield since 1931!

West Virginia Wrongful Death Laws

A wrongful death lawsuit is filed in civil court, so surviving family members can recover monetary damages on behalf of their deceased loved one or the “decedent.” In order to succeed in a wrongful death claim in West Virginia, you and your family (the “plaintiffs”) must prove that (1) the decedent died, (2) their death was caused by the at-fault party’s (the “defendants”) negligent or reckless actions, and (3) if the decedent was still alive, they would have filed a lawsuit against the defendant.

The following are the family members who may be eligible for damages from a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Spouse

  • Children (including adopted children and stepchildren)

  • Parents

  • Siblings

  • Any family member who financially depended on the decedent

Damages are designed to help ease the financial burden of losing a loved one, especially if a family relied on the deceased person’s income, household duties, and companionship. The personal representative of the decedent’s estate must file a wrongful death claim in West Virginia within two years from the date of the death.

Family members may be entitled to the following damages:

  • Medical expenses related to the loved one’s death

  • Funeral and burial expenses

  • Lost wages and benefits the loved one would have earned if he/she had lived

  • Property damage

  • Pain and suffering

  • Sorrow and emotional distress

  • Loss of companionship

Discuss Your Case with Our Legal Team Today

Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay us anything until we win your case. With nothing to lose, let us help you hold the at-fault party liable for your loved one’s untimely death and maximize your entitled compensation.

Contact us today at (304) 713-2014 to speak with our Bluefield wrongful death lawyers!

What Sets Us Apart?

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