Wrongful Death Lawyer in Morgantown West Virginia
Our Morgantown-based law firm specializes in achieving large financial verdicts and settlements from the successful prosecution of wrongful death cases. These typically are deaths due to car or truck accidents, the use of unsafe pharmaceutical products, dangerous property defects and medical errors. Wrongful death claims are brought on on behalf of the Estate of a person whose death was caused by an underlying legal event, such as negligence or medical malpractice.
A wrongful death claim is based on civil wrongdoing, resulting in death of the decedent, family members and children. A case is then filed against the wrongdoer on behalf of the decedent’s Estate. We devote special time, attention and resources to these cases. At Hayhurst Law PLLC, we want to make sure that the family is compensated for all their losses, both emotional and financial. We strive to protect your rights and to ensure your family does not have to endure additional hardship.
The following are the elements of a wrongful death cause of action:
- The death of a person
- That death being caused by another’s negligence or with intent to cause harm
- The survival of family members, with those individuals suffering monetary and emotional injury resulting from the death
- The appointment of a personal representative on behalf of the decedent’s estate
When facing a wrongful death lawsuit, you need the help of a trustworthy and knowledgeable lawyer. At Hayhurst Law PLLC, we have the resources to help guide you through the process and to ensure you receive the monetary damages you deserve. Call today for your free case evaluation with a wrongful death lawyer in Morgantown West Virginia.