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Charleston, West Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney Fights for Justice

Dealing with the pain of losing a loved one too soon

At The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that the grief of losing a family member can be overwhelming. Between the pain of loss and the financial struggles that often follow it, a wrongful death can be unbearable. Located in Charleston, WV the Giatras team seeks to ease the struggles caused by a wrongful death by ensuring that justice is served and negligent parties are held responsible.

Can you file a lawsuit for a wrongful death?

Every loss is unique, but depending on the circumstances of your loved one’s passing, you may be able to file suit against those responsible. In West Virginia, the executor of a will or the administrator of an estate can file a lawsuit on behalf of the estate in many situations. Family members and dependents may be entitled to compensation. Whether it’s a corporation or a person responsible, we gather the facts and fight for compensation to stabilize your family’s financial situation in the wake of your loss.

A wrongful death lawsuit can grow out of:

  • Premises liability (accidents caused by unsafe property)
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Defective products

What types of damages are available in wrongful death suits?

While no compensation can bring your loved one back, financial stability and the closure of seeing justice served facilitates the healing process. With the help of the experienced team led by attorney Troy Giatras, you can receive compensation for the financial and emotional harm you suffered because of a devastating fatal mishap. You may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of future earnings and benefits
  • Funeral expenses
  • The deceased’s pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Punitive damages

Wrongful death claims must be filed swiftly in West Virginia

While it may be difficult to act quickly after the tragic loss of a loved one, it is important that the suit be filed within the statute of limitations, which is two years from the date of death. If your suit is not filed within the two-year limit, the claim is forever barred.

Contact our Charleston, WV wrongful death attorneys for a free consultation

If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, the experienced attorneys at The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC work hard for the justice you deserve. Contact us online or by phone 888-819-1281 for a free consultation and wrongful death case review.