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Personal Injury

Madison, WV Wrongful Death Attorney

Helping Surviving Family Members Across West Virginia

Losing a loved one prematurely is one of the most tragic and heartbreaking experiences. If your loved one's death was caused by the negligent, reckless, or careless actions of another person, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim to hold the other party liable.

Bringing a legal action can not only help you recover compensation to help your family move forward financially, but you can also benefit from peace of mind and justice for your family. At Shaffer & Shaffer PLLC, our Madison, WV personal injury lawyers have decades of experience helping families prosecute wrongful death claims.

Have you lost a loved on due to someone else's negligence? Give us a call at (304) 362-7088 or send us a message online to get started on your wrongful death lawsuit today.

Cases We Handle

We can represent families in a wide range of wrongful death claims, including those that arise from:

Our law firm can help you fight for full damages for your losses while holding the liable party accountable. We are dedicated to providing personalized, hands-on guidance to help your family move forward from this challenging time.

How Long Do You Have To File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in West Virginia?

If you lost a loved one due to negligence, the statute of limitations in WV states that you have two years to file a claim. To determine if you should file a lawsuit and when, reach out to our experienced West Virginia wrongful death lawyer today.

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In West Virginia, family members or a personal representative of the estate can bring a wrongful death action.

Compensation in wrongful death cases can include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of benefits
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical care cost of final injury

Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Family members can include the deceased's:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • And siblings

No Recovery, No Legal Fees

We recognize that families often face financial stresses after the loss of a loved one. Our personal injury law firm takes cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to worry about paying any upfront fees. We only accept legal fees if we recover money for you.

If you have lost a loved one and would like to explore your sources of compensation, contact a Madison, WV wrongful death lawyer at our law firm.

Call (304) 362-7088 or send us a message online to schedule a consultation with our experienced Madison, WV wrongful death lawyer today.