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Charleston Wrongful Death Attorneys

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There is no stronger pain than losing a loved one. When that loss is a result of the negligence of another party, understanding and coping with this loss can be harder. The law has made provisions to hold others accountable for someone’s untimely passing through a wrongful death lawsuit. Should you choose to move forward with this legal option, the Charleston wrongful death lawyers at Hardy Pence PLLC can fight for your family’s future.

For more information, call (304) 343-2222. Our attorneys are happy to discuss our client’s cases during a complimentary case consultation.

Damages That Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Case

A wrongful death claim can be filed by the surviving spouse, children, stepchildren, adopted children, parents, siblings, and financially dependent family members within two years of the date of death. This allows affected parties to seen financial compensation for the losses they have suffered due to their loved one’s untimely passing.

Damages can be recovered for:

  • Compensation for lost wages
  • Compensation for property loss
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical expenses
  • Sorrow

Aggressive Advocacy for the Families of Victims

An additional consideration in a wrongful death case is the comparative fault rule in West Virginia. During the investigation, if the deceased is found to be at all responsible for the circumstances that resulted in their death (up to 50% fault), then their estate is unable to recover damages more than the percentage of fault. For example, if an estate is eligible to recover one million dollars but the deceased is found to be 10% at fault for the instance that resulted in their death, the estate can recover $900,000.

That is why is it essential to retain a law firm that understands the ins and outs of wrongful death law. Our seasoned attorneys aggressively advocate for families, examining the situation from all possible angles to maximize damages. While no amount of money will compensate for the loss of a loved one, it can reduce the stress and financial burden that can arise as a result.

Pursue justice with the Charleston wrongful death attorneys at Hardy Pence PLLC. Reach out to (304) 343-2222 to discuss your options.

Choosing Hardy Pence, PLLC

Why our team is the right choice:
  • Knowledgeable Legal Team

    We have are recognized by clients ranging from individuals to publicly traded companies for high quality, efficient legal representation.

  • Expansive Experience

    Our experienced lawyers have highly distinguished qualifications and are nationally recognized for legal excellence.

  • Personal Dedication

    We pride ourselves on being a multi-faceted law firm – strong in a wide range of practice areas and prioritize personally meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations.

  • Record of Success

    Our reputation speaks for itself; we have successfully fought for hundreds of clients and have won cases that represent a brighter future for our clients.