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Types of wrongful death compensation you can recover

If someone in your family that you rely on for support – financially and emotionally – dies suddenly and unexpectedly, it can impact your life in many ways and for a long time. In fact, it may cause serious emotional turmoil for you and your whole family.

In most cases, this loss will also result in economic consequences. In West Virginia, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit to receive compensation for the loved one you lost to help reduce the financial impact you experience. Some of the losses you can recover compensation for are found here.

Lost income

When you lose someone who worked and financially supported you and your family, you can receive compensation for some of the lost income they would have earned. This compensation can also be provided for any benefits they may have earned for your family if they were living.

Funeral costs and medical expenses

If a loved one dies, their death will result in actual bills that your family must pay. It’s common for those who suffer an injury who ultimately die to be transported to the hospital, which results in bills that must be paid. If treatment is given, this also results in costs. When the person dies, the family must also cover funeral costs. It’s possible to claim all these expenses through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Recovering compensation when someone dies unexpectedly

If someone in your family dies suddenly or unexpectedly because of another party’s negligence, the family they leave behind has the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This lawsuit can help you recover the funds that your loved one would have contributed to your life and help to care for your family. 

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