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Wrongful Death Archives

Fatal pedestrian accidents can lead to wrongful death claims

With warmer weather closing in, individuals in West Virginia and elsewhere might choose to walk from place to place for a variety of reasons. Whether to save on gas prices or just for enjoyment, this means of transportation offers numerous benefits, but there could be some safety concerns. Although crosswalks and traffic lights can increase pedestrian safety, accidents do occur. Many of them are catastrophic, and some result in civil claims for wrongful death.

Wrongful death: Heroin possibly a factor in fatal accident

The influence of drugs and/or alcohol can significantly reduce a person's ability to safely operate a vehicle. Individuals who choose to drive while impaired can jeopardize the safety of everyone nearby. Accidents that occur under similar circumstances often end in catastrophe. A recent crash in West Virginia resulted in the apparent wrongful death of a man that fell as far as 80 feet following the incident.

Collision involving tractor-trailer leads to wrongful death of 4

Many companies across the country use tractor-trailers to transport materials from place to place. These particular vehicles have numerous capabilities, from the ability to carry heavy loads to the possible capacity of storing and transporting frozen goods. However, there is a possible downside to the size of similar vehicles, with collisions involving a semi often ending in catastrophe. An accident in West Virginia under similar circumstances recently led to the apparent wrongful death of four individuals in a minivan.

Faulty emergency brake leads to wrongful death in West Virginia

Scheduled maintenance for company vehicles can be crucial in avoiding safety issues. Larger vehicles that carry heavy loads can be hard on brakes, and they usually require frequent attention. A man died in a recent accident in West Virginia when he was run over by his truck after the emergency brake failed. If the company is found to be negligent in the maintenance of the truck, a wrongful death claim may be filed by the victim's family.

Nursing facility named defendant in wrongful death lawsuit

Television commercials for senior living and care make those types of places look like the perfect home for an aging parent or grandparent. However, the experience one West Virginia woman had was not so idyllic, according to her daughter, who has filed a wrongful death lawsuit after the woman's death. The claim is against several people and corporations involved in the mother's care over the last few years of her life.

Woman names multiple defendants in wrongful death suit

A misdiagnosis among medical professionals happens way too often, leaving patients with permanent adverse health conditions or even leading to death. If a death occurs because of carelessness on the part of doctors, a wrongful death lawsuit may be appropriate. One woman filed such a claim against a West Virginia doctor, the hospital in which he practiced as well as the ambulatory service that transported her husband before he died.

West Virginia crash could lead to wrongful death filing

A serious crash in Jefferson County left two people dead in the early morning of Oct. 23, according to state police. West Virginia authorities responded to the fatal crash around 2:35 a.m. on W. Va. 51. The driver believed responsible for the crash was among those killed, so no criminal charges will be forthcoming. However, a wrongful death lawsuit may yet be on the horizon against the driver's estate. 

We can help after the wrongful death of a loved one

When a loved one is killed due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person, West Virginia family members are left with an immense sense of loss and a significant financial burden. If this has happened in your family, you do not have to face the aftermath alone. We know the legal and financial challenges you are facing, and we can help by pursuing wrongful death compensation on your behalf.

Wrongful death benefits after the loss of a loved one

When a loved one is killed due to the negligent or reckless actions of another person or party, it can be devastating and overwhelming for those left behind. An unexpected death can change a family forever, and the financial effects can linger for years. From medical bills to the loss of income, a wrongful death is more than just an emotional and physical loss -- it is a financial loss as well.

Tragic accident could be grounds for wrongful death claim

Anton Yelchin, an actor known for his role in the Star Trek series, was found dead at his Hollywood home pinned between his Jeep Grand Cherokee and his fence. It is believed that the car continued rolling after the actor got out of the vehicle, subsequently resulting in this tragic accident. West Virginia readers may know that this particular vehicle model is currently under recall for a defect, and the circumstances could be grounds for a wrongful death claim. 

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