Wrongful Death Lawyers
Any loss of life is tragic, not to mention extremely painful and heart-wrenching. However, when a loved one loses their life due to the wrongful actions, inactions, or negligence of another, the heartbreak can be unimaginable. A knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death lawyer will fight to hold those wrongdoers accountable and obtain the compensation the grieving family deserves. While a wrongful death lawyer won’t be able to bring a loved one back to life, a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death lawyer can help obtain the financial compensation their family deserves. That’s why hiring the right wrongful death lawyer for your family is so important.
GKT’s wrongful death lawyers don’t only know the law and have the experience, they have the compassion and empathy needed to represent grieving loved ones. Our wrongful death lawyers know that this is perhaps the most difficult time of our clients’ lives and work tirelessly to make the process of resolving a wrongful death claim as quickly and painlessly as possible.
If a loved one has been killed by the wrongful actions, inactions, or negligence of another in West Virginia, Ohio, or Pennsylvania, call the wrongful death lawyers at Gold, Khourey & Turak. Our wrongful death lawyers are available at any time by calling (304) 845-9750, by Live Chat 24/7 at GKT.com, or online.
About Gold Khourey & Turak Wrongful Death Lawyers
Since 1978, the people of West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania have trusted Gold, Khourey & Turak’s wrongful death attorneys to obtain the compensation they deserve for the loss of their family member. Our wrongful death attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and compassion to represent families suffering from the tragic loss of a loved family member.
The truth is, our wrongful death clients aren’t just clients—they’re neighbors and friends. Contact a GKT wrongful death lawyer today to schedule a free consultation today.
What is a Wrongful Death Case?
A wrongful death case can arise out of the wrongful actions, inactions, negligence, fault, or default of a person, company, or business that results in the death of another person. In essence, a person’s death is wrongfully caused by another person. When a wrongful death occurs, the family of the person killed may be entitled to significant compensation.
Wrongful Death Case Types
In West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, wrongful death cases may be the result of any number of different accidents or circumstances. The following are some of the most common accidents and circumstances that lead to wrongful death cases:
Motorcycles are more likely to be involved in accidents and more serious accidents due to being smaller and less visible than most vehicles on the road. When a motorcycle accident results in death, a wrongful death case is possible.
Work injuries happen more often than people think, especially in blue collar West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Workers that use heavy machinery and equipment are particularly vulnerable to work injuries and, unfortunately, work injuries that result in death. The families of workers killed on the job may have a wrongful death case.
Medical errors that result injuries are surprisingly common. The most serious medical errors result in death of the patient. Many medical malpractice cases include a wrongful death claim.
Oil and Gas Accidents
Though relatively rare, oil and gas well, facilities, and pipeline accidents do happen in our communities. Gas well explosions and pipeline explosions have occurred in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and will likely happen in the future. When they do, there is a very significant risk of death than can lead to a wrongful death case.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Not just anyone can file a wrongful death case. Typically, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate is the plaintiff in the wrongful death lawsuit. However, the people who may share in any compensation received from a wrongful death case are listed below.
West Virginia – W. Va. Code § 55-7-6
In West Virginia, the following survivors may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death case:
- Husband or wife
- Children, including adopted children and stepchildren
- Brothers and sisters
- Any person who is financially dependent on the person killed
West Virginia law thus permits some flexibility as to who may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death case. An experienced wrongful death lawyer will be able to tell you whether you may be entitled to a share of compensation.