West Virginia Wrongful Death Attorneys | Morgantown

We are West Virginia Wrongful Death Attorneys with 25 years experience in successfully helping families regain their footing after a fatal accident or the tragic loss of a spouse or loved one with sensitivity and compassion. Based in Morgantown, also serving Fairmont, Clarksburg, Harrison County, Doddridge County, Grafton, Taylor County, Monongalia County, Marion County, Preston County.

Morgantown, West Virginia Injury Attorneys Providing Compassionate Wrongful Death Representation

We represent families of victims of deadly accidents, explosions, and fatal crashes caused by other people's negligence, misconduct or illegal actions.  In West Virginia, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, most fatal accidents are the result of motor vehicle collisions, mining accidents, oil and gas extraction, construction, and slip and falls either through the surface or an existing opening, exposure to harmful substances, and trucking incidents.

Even so, your case has nothing to do with statistics, and everything to do with how you are going to begin to move forward from here.

Our staff understands the need for responsiveness and compassion in wrongful death cases. No amount of money can ever compensate for your family's loss, but we understanding that the sudden death of a breadwinner and provider has forever changed your financial future.

From One of Our Clients After a Fatal Work Accident:

"A few years ago my husband died, and it was a terrible time. I did not know where to go or who to turn to. I found myself at Jeff Robinette's door asking for his help. We had never met before, but he was so kind and helpful. He did an excellent job with my case. He worked so hard and kept me very informed of the progress. He started out as my lawyer, and now I count him as my friend."

We promise to treat your family with respect and compassion as we fight aggressively to recover the full extent of your financial damages.

Morgantown, West Virginia Wrongful Death Claims

West Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyer

We Help You Protect and Provide For Your Future After the Death of a Loved One

Protect your and your children's financial future and gain peace of mind knowing that you have done everything possible to provide for your family's financial needs after this unexpected and tragic loss.

You may need the help of an experienced West Virginia wrongful death attorney to maximize compensation to help you secure your family's future.

A Common Question: "What Compensation May I be Provided Through a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?"

You may be eligible for compensation through a wrongful death claim for your grief and suffering, funeral expenses, medical expenses incurred prior to death, and future lost earnings:

Pain, Suffering, and Grief: Families may be eligible to be compensated for the grief, pain, and suffering they have experienced, and are still experiencing, as they go on without their loved one.

Funeral Expenses: Burial expenses can be significant, often costing thousands of dollars to a family already under financial pressure.

Medical Bills and Expenses: For many families, the medical bills which were incurred can be extremely expensive. A skilled Morgantown wrongful death attorney can work to recover those expenses for you.

Lost Earnings: When a loved one who was also a financial provider for your family passes away, your grief is compounded by financial suffering. Family members have a right to be compensated for the amount of money that loved one would have been expected to earn in the future if their life had not been cut short. Our law firm hires an expert economist to estimate your total present and future financial loss.

Punitive Damages: In some cases such as those involving DUI or flagrant safety violations in the workplace, more compensation may be obtained for our clients through the legal system to punish the at-fault party in an attempt to prevent this from happening to other families.

In West Virginia, What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death lawsuit against a workplace, business, or individual is filed when an untimely death is caused by a devastating, catastrophic event like civil or criminal negligence, accident, product failure, or medical malpractice.

A wrongful, untimely, premature death has tragic results for family members, children, and dependant parents.

A successful wrongful death claim can ease the financial burden of the surviving family members.

How Long do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim or What is the time limit in West Virginia to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

A West Virginia wrongful death claim may be filed up to two years after the untimely death.

Two years may seem a long time, but delays in representation allow for the destruction of vital evidence which will affect your claim. It is important to retain an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

A wrongful death has tragic economic and psychological implications for family members, children, and dependant parents. Loving family, friends, and support groups may help you deal with the emotional pain of your loss.

You will also need a lawyer experienced in handling wrongful death claims to aid your family in moving forward from your tragic loss through monetary recovery for the damages your family has suffered.

Who may file a wrongful death claim in W.Va?

A wrongful death claim may be filed by the deceased's estate, parents, surviving spouse, and adult and minor children of the deceased parent.

What are some of the damages which are recoverable in a wrongful death claim?

Some of the damages recoverable in a wrongful death claim are: medical and funeral expenses, lost future earnings, and loss of relationship (also called consortium).

What types of insurance may be available for compensating a wrongful death claim?

Insurance benefits may include motor vehicle insurance of the at-fault party, business insurance, uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance of the deceased, umbrella policies, funeral benefits, survivor benefits, personal insurance coverage, and personal and business assets of the at-fault party.

What are some factors which may affect the value of a wrongful death claim?

• The facts of the accident which caused the death: whether the cause of the accident was egregious or simply a "mistake" will affect the claim's value.

• The claim may be worth more if the cause of death is uncontested.

• The amount of pain, fear, and suffering preceding the death may factor into a wrongful death claim's value.

• The number of potential beneficiaries and the age of the deceased: the value of a claim for a decedent who was married with dependent children will be higher than for an older, single person.

• The identity of the party who caused the death: a grandmother who "made a mistake" will be viewed more sympathetically than a multi-million dollar corporation.

• Insurance coverage: if the party who caused the accident is uninsured or underinsured, damages may not be recoverable unless that party has substantial personal assets.

• The personal character and reputation of the deceased will affect how the wrongful death claim is viewed.

• The experience and reputation of your lawyer: The insurance companies will be doing everything within their legal power to minimize your claim and avoid paying full compensation.

The insurance company will hire or use company lawyers to aggressively fight your claim.

These types of claims are complicated and can be lost on technical or procedural violations. It is essential for you to hire an attorney who has a reputation of experience and success in handling wrongful death claims.

Free Resource for WV Families:

To help you along in your journey to rebuild your life, we have provided this free guide, and it is our hope that it will be truly helpful to you:

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Morgantown WV Wrongful Death Attorneys

Robinette Legal Group PLLC is based in Morgantown, but we handle cases throughout the state of West Virginia.  Our firm handles a carefully selected, small number of cases.  We pride ourselves in giving great personal attention to each of our clients, treating them as we would a friend.  Our attorneys provide each client with their cell phone number so clients can call at any time to have their questions answered.

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To learn more about how you can move forward, download our free book or  Contact our team of trial attorneys in Morgantown, West Virginia, to arrange a free consultation about your catastrophic injury or wrongful death claim. 304.216.6695

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