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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Lawyer
Michael J. Romano


Wrongful Death Claims in North-Central West Virginia

If you have recently lost a loved one and suspect that the death was caused by a wrongful death act on the part of another individual who was either negligent, reckless, or willful, you may have a wrongful death claim that is recognizable by the laws of the state of West Virginia.

Residents of North-Central West Virginia and throughout the State trust the compassionate staff at the Law Office of Michael J. Romano to fight for the maximum financial compensation allowed by law for these tragic cases.

Contact The Law Office of Michael J. Romano for a free initial consultation to discuss your wrongful death matter. Call 304-624-1100 to schedule an appointment today with our lawyer who can help uphold your rights.

Requirements to File a Wrongful Death Claim

In order to file a wrongful death claim, the following requirements must be met:

  • A death must have occurred
  • The death must have been caused by neglect or a wrongful act
  • The deceased, had he survived, would have been able to sue for compensatory damages

Instead of the deceased, the personal representative of the deceased’s dependents and the estate may file a wrongful death claim to secure financial compensation for anyone who was financially or otherwise dependent on the deceased individual for support.

Reasons to File a Wrongful Death Claim

There is a wide variety of reasons for filing a wrongful death claim and some of the most common reasons include:

  • Vehicle accidents
  • Industrial / workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Negligent death
  • Homicide

Compensation for Sorrow, Income Loss, Medical & Funeral Expenses

The types of damages that may be awarded in a wrongful death civil lawsuit include compensation for:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Income loss
  • Loss of care and protection
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of services
  • Medical expenses
  • Sorrow and mental anguish
  • Pain and suffering before death

Punitive Damages for Intentional, Reckless, and Malicious Acts

In cases where the act that resulted in the death of the individual was particularly reckless, intentional, or exceedingly malicious, the court may award additional punitive damages in the wrongful death claim to stop such conduct by others.

We understand that you are suffering one of the worst events of your life. Let our compassionate legal team help address your uncertain future financial needs and determine if the law entitles you to compensation.

West Virginia Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in the state of West Virginia is set at two years (W. Va. Code § 55-2-12(b)). We understand that you are suffering what may be the worst experience of your life at this time. However, please call our law office and allow us to assist you with recovering the maximum financial compensation that the law allows for your wrongful death claim.

Money cannot bring back your loved one, but with one less thing to worry about, you may be able to grieve the loss more fully of your loved one and will be better able to prepare for your future and that of those who depend on you in the absence of your loved one.

Call the Law Office of Michael J. Romano today for a free consultation: 304-624-1100.