FAQs

If your loved one’s death falls under wrongful death, you may need a wrongful death attorney to help you file your claim and secure damages to which you’re entitled. Of course, you don’t have to hire a lawyer, but...

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The city of Clarksburg is relatively close to Maryland and Pennsylvania, so residents might travel to other states rather often. If a person was in another state at the time of a wrongful death, you would usually file the...

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Yes, West Virginia Code §55-7-6 specifies that surviving family members including a spouse, children, brothers, sisters, and parents and any other person who was dependent on the decedent may be beneficiaries of wrongful death claims. A judge or jury...

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A will doesn’t impact the amount of compensation that a Clarksburg family may collect in a wrongful death claim. However, it could decide who is named as the executor of the deceased’s estate and how any assets should be...

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When a family member was the primary income earner and died as a result of someone else’s negligence, damages for loss of income may be recoverable for the benefit of beneficiaries. To learn about rights to sue for income...

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Loss of consortium occurs when a spouse is deprived of the love, support and physical relations that are a fundamental part of a marriage. When one spouse is injured, disabled or suffers an accident at the hand of another,...

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Yes, an accident victim may file a personal injury claim and could be a beneficiary of a wrongful death claim. However, the victim and beneficiary, often with help from a Clarksburg wrongful death attorney, must prove that someone else’s...

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Fatal accidents can stem from a variety of circumstances, such as traffic accidents, the use of defective products and medical malpractice. Families of individuals who are killed in these accidents may file a wrongful death claim if it was...

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Negligence in a wrongful death claim is one of the most important factors in this type of case. You must be able to show evidence that someone else’s actions were the cause of injury and death. This can sometimes...

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When you have a wrongful death claim, it can sometimes be hard to determine who can be sued in your lawsuit. The good news for victims is that anyone who is negligible or found at fault for the death...

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