Charleston WV Wrongful Death Lawyers

Losing a loved one is one of the worst tragedies that one can endure. The feelings of pain, grief, and loss can be overwhelming and unimaginable. At Campbell & Smith, PLLC, a firm that is dedicated to fighting for victims of wrongful death claims, we understand this all too well. If the negligent or intentional act of another is to blame for your loved one’s death, we want to help you hold them accountable and to fight for your right to recover the compensation you deserve.

While we understand that no amount of money can take away your pain or bring back your loved one, we believe that you are entitled to compensation under the law. We want to do all that we can to fight for that compensation on your behalf.

Have you lost a loved one but feel unsure as to whether or not you’re entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim? This is understandable as the law can often be complex and confusing. Here at Campbell & Smith, PLLC, our Charleston WV wrongful death attorneys can help you come to an understanding of your rights under the law and the best way to begin pursuing the justice you deserve.

What gives rise to a wrongful death claim? Essentially, a wrongful death claim occurs any time someone dies as a result of a situation for which they could have pursued a personal injury claim if they had lived. Some common examples of incidents that can give rise to wrongful death claims include:

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle accidents
  • Nursing home negligence or intentional mistreatment
  • Construction-related accidents or other work-related incidents
  • Deaths caused by dangerous and/or defective products
  • Slip and fall deaths which occur at dangerous, negligently maintained premises
  • Surgical errors and other types of medical malpractice
  • Many more examples

If your loved one was a victim of any of the unfortunate types of incidents described above or another incident that you feel may entitle you to pursue a wrongful death claim, we’re here for you.  Generally, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed by family members of beneficiaries of the individual who unfortunately passed away. We can help you understand if you qualify to file a suit, as well as what compensation you may be entitled to under the law.

At Campbell & Smith, PLLC, we understand that, when you lose a loved one, you lose more than just the companionship of the person you shared your life with – though this alone can be devastating enough. From a practical standpoint, you’ve lost the financial support of that loved one as well. Dealing with the emotional consequences of a loss is enough of a burden; you shouldn’t have to feel alone in dealing with financial strain and worry as well.

When you contact our Charleston WV wrongful death attorneys, we will be able to help you determine what legal grounds may exist for your wrongful death claim as well as what compensation you may be entitled to recover. In some instances, compensation may include monetary damages for lost earnings that your deceased loved one would have provided. Other damages that may be recovered include:

  • Expenses incurred as a result of the death, including medical and funeral bills
  • Life insurance and other benefits which have accrued as a result of the death
  • Inheritance
  • Damages from pain and suffering and mental anguish
  • Damages for loss of companionship
  • Compensation for lost or damaged property
  • Other potential damages

Losing a loved one can be overwhelming. If this has recently happened to you, you have more than enough on your plate without worrying about the complexities of the law or what you’ll need to do to pursue justice on your loved one’s behalf. Wrongful death claims can often be complex, and attorneys on the other side often represent insurance companies whose interests are not aligned with yours. You need an attorney on your side who understands the law, and who will pursue your claim aggressively. Without an experienced Charleston WV wrongful death lawyer on your team, you are likely to receive far less compensation than you rightfully deserve.

At Campbell & Smith, PLLC, we are here for you. We care deeply about our community, and we want to fight for justice on behalf of those who deserve it. The quality, knowledge, and experience of our legal team is second to none in Charleston and the surrounding area. Whatever your story, we want to listen in order to find out how we may be able to help. If you believe you have grounds for a wrongful death claim, call us today.  We want to put our knowledge and experience to work on your behalf. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.