14 Search Results for "Wrongful Death"

March 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Personal Injury Glossary

...for all United States workers by state and federal law. Wrongful Death — A wrongful death claim is a legal action by survivor’s of a deceased individual. In order to have such a claim, the loved one’s death must have been caused by the wrongful actions of another party. The decedent’s loved ones, bringing the claim, may receive monetary compensation for their losses, as determined by the court. Every state has a wrongful death statute; however, th...

January 24, 2018 at 9:43 pm

A Personal Injury Glossary: Negligence, Insurance, and the Rest

...subrogation plans. Proceed with caution and the help of a good lawyer. 13. Wrongful Death Claim: West Virginia’s wrongful death statute allows recovery from an at fault “tortfeasor” for the death of a person. The claimants are beneficiaries defined by the statute, including dependent children, a spouse, parents, and certain other persons. Keys are the closeness of the relationship between the decedent and the survivor dependent, the income potenti...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Our Firm

West Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyer A Message From Attorney J. Burton Hunter For more than 32 years, my office light has been the first to come on most mornings at One West Main Street, near the courthouse in Buckhannon. Drive by most mornings before 7 a.m. and you can see it. As an attorney, I believe in rising early, protecting my clients and applying common sense to the practice of law. My West Virginia law practice is a “trial practice” focus...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Truck Accidents

...annon and other communities in West Virginia. I also represent families in wrongful death lawsuits. Tractor trailer/car collisions almost always result in serious or even fatal injuries. They also involve complex issues that often require a lawyer’s help to resolve. Contact a Buckhannon truck accident lawyer to learn how I can help. Truck Accident Injuries and Wrongful Death Commercial vehicles usually carry at least a million dollars in insurance...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

FAQ

...rement, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, and disfigurement. In a wrongful death case, damages can include the loss of the decedent’s income for life, and for married couples, the “non-injured” spouse may have a claim for loss of services. What Are the Various Insurance Claims? Our legislature, in its wisdom, did away with lawsuits over “third party bad faith” claims. Formerly, if you could prove “malice” or a pattern of behavior in one o...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Medical Malpractice

...mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes can result in serious injuries or even wrongful death. If you have suffered serious harm because of medical malpractice, please contact me, attorney J. Burton Hunter, III. I am a personal injury lawyer who represents clients in medical malpractice claims, including those involving: Birth injury Surgical errors Emergency room mistakes Wrong diagnosis, including cancer misdiagnosis Failure to diagnose cancer and o...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Personal Injury

...percent at fault, you will recover full compensation for damages. If your fault was 49 percent, you’ll get less. You Can Afford an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Contact an Elkins Car and Truck Accident Attorney I work on a contingency basis for personal injury and wrongful death cases. That means you do not pay anything out of pocket. My fee comes as a percentage of the amount of money I can obtain for you. If I don’t win compensation in your...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Industrial Accidents

...nst your employer in cases of extreme negligence that results in injury or wrongful death. What is Deliberate Intent? Some types of risk are obvious, such as operating a saw without a safety guard or climbing to the top step of a ladder. If your employer knew to a reasonable degree of certainty that you were going to be injured, and asked you to do the job anyway, then your employer is guilty of “deliberate intent.” One of my clients was a machini...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Motorcycle Accidents

...ent lawyer today to learn how I can help. Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Wrongful Death Like truck accident victims, people involved in motorcycle accidents often die or suffer life-changing injuries as a result of their accidents. The victims and/or their families have to plan for — and seek compensation for — damages such as future medical expenses, future lost wages, permanent disability and lost enjoyment of life. While commercial trucks car...

March 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm

Neck and Back Injuries

...ent lawyer today to learn how I can help. Motorcycle Accident Injuries and Wrongful Death Like truck accident victims, people involved in motorcycle accidents often die or suffer life-changing injuries as a result of their accidents. The victims and/or their families have to plan for — and seek compensation for — damages such as future medical expenses, future lost wages, permanent disability and lost enjoyment of life. While commercial trucks car...