Protect Your Family's Future
Losing a family member to wrongful death causes emotional and practical issues. You miss your loved one. It is difficult to think about the future knowing that you cannot talk to him or her anymore, you will not see each other and will not spend holidays together.
The grief that accompanies these losses can be overwhelming. However, the family must also consider the practical problems such as how to pay for the funeral and medical expenses as well as how to compensate for the loss of the victim's future income. These are serious issues that cannot be ignored.
At Benninger Law, we understand that wrongful death is not just about money. However, we also know that you must address the financial concerns so your family can pay the bills and move forward. For a free consultation with a Morgantown wrongful death attorney, please call 304-241-1856 or contact us online.
As a family member, you have rights after a wrongful death. However, the laws are complex and vary by state. You need a lawyer who has experience with these cases.
In West Virginia, you can bring a survival action on behalf of the decedent when a person dies as a result of injuries. A wrongful death claim may be filed by a spouse, parent, child, stepchild, adopted child, sibling, grandparents or anyone financially dependent or equitably entitled to recover compensation. You may sue for the loss of companionship, society, comfort and guidance, the loss of income, the loss of retirement benefits if retired, funeral and burial costs, and medical bill reimbursement.
In Pennsylvania, you can also file survival actions and wrongful death suits. However, only a spouse, parent or child can receive compensation if he or she suffered financial loss due to the death of the family member. Compensation may cover medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of benefits and future earnings, loss of companionship and punitive damages.
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Please call our offices in Morgantown and Smithfield at 304-241-1856 or toll free at 304-241-1856 to schedule a free consultation.