Charleston Fatal Car Crash Attorney
There is nothing more devastating than to receive a call from a police officer notifying you that a family member has died in a car accident. At a time like this, you will need the support of people who are closest to you, such as your family, friends and church. A compassionate attorney can also help you deal with the legal and financial issues caused by the death.
At The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, in Charleston, we represent family members of the victims of fatal accidents. We know the law, and can explain your rights and answer your questions. We will also deal with the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
Protecting Your Rights After A Wrongful Death
When you lose a family member, you need time to heal. Unfortunately, insurance companies may not give you that time. You may be pressured to accept a settlement that is less than you deserve — or worse, the negligent party and his or her insurance company may try to avoid responsibility.
Our lawyers will help you through the legal steps of appointing a personal representative for your deceased family member. Then we will collect and preserve the evidence we need to hold the negligent driver accountable.
While nothing can bring your family member back, you have a right to seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost financial support, lost parental guidance and other losses. A wrongful death places a significant financial burden on a family, and our goal is to place that burden where it belongs: on the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
Our lawyers will help your family obtain the maximum compensation you are due under West Virginia law.
When Insurers Aren’t On Your Side
Insurance is supposed to exist for your protection in situations like the one you’re going through. Unfortunately, insurers sometimes prioritize their own bottom line over compensating you fairly for legitimate claims. Insurers acting in bad faith can do so in a number of ways, including:
- Failing to fully investigate your case
- Failing to follow proper investigatory procedure
- Deceptive representation of facts to avoid liability
- Unreasonable or inconsistent requirements of proof from plaintiff
At The Law Firm of Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler, PLLC, our attorneys can help defend your rights in the difficult situation where an insurer acts in bad faith to deny your claim for compensation.