Nothing is more devastating than to lose a loved one suddenly as a result of a tragic West Virginia accident. These feelings are only compounded when you discover that your loved one's death could have been prevented and was the result of another's negligence or wrongdoing.
Don't let your loved one's death be in vain. Seek the experience of a Clarksburg wrongful death attorney who has the legal know-how and resources to examine the facts surrounding your loved one's death and determine whether you have a valid West Virginia wrongful death claim. An experienced Clarksburg wrongful death attorney can help you to recover damages to which your family may be entitled.
Funeral Planning and Costs in West Virginia
The last thing you want to think about is planning your loved one's funeral. You are probably already overwhelmed with your loss. Now you have to plan a funeral and think about how you are going to pay for it.
Funerals can be very costlty. If your loved one died as the result of someone else's negligence, you may be able to recover damages that will pay for funeral costs and other financial burdens as well.
The National Funeral Directors Association reports that the average cost for an adult funeral is $6,850. However this doesn't include cemetery costs, which can be an additional $2,000.
The average funeral is likely to cost around $8,000 but could be as high as $10,000. This can leave a family financially devastated. However, these costs may be recovered if your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death in West Virginia.
Damages that May Be Recovered in a West Virginia Wrongful Death Claim
If someone else's negligence led to your loved one's death, you can recover damages.
Some of the damages that may be recovered in a wrongful death claim include:
- pain and suffering (before their death);
- injuries that led to their death;
- lost wages;
- medical bills; and
- funeral expenses.
How a Clarksburg Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
A Clarksburg wrongful death attorney can evaluate your case and determine who may be liable for your loved one's wrongful death. They will fight for the rights of your family and help you receive the compensation that you may be entitled to for your loved one's death. Additionally, they can help you file a West Virginia wrongful death claim.
The Miley Legal Group will work with you to fight for the compensation you deserve and help you to move on with your life. Contact us today for a no-cost consultation - 304-326-1800