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Morgantown Wrongful Death Attorneys

Representing Victims & Their Families Following a Wrongful Death

The emotional toll of a workplace accident affects families as well as individuals. Such an incident can result in serious mental and emotional turmoil, but those feelings pale in comparison to when the worst happens: an accident resulting in death.

A death in the family is difficult enough. You shouldn’t have to deal with added financial strain if a member of your family was killed in a workplace accident in Morgantown—call our seasoned wrongful death attorneys for help.

Initial consultations for wrongful death cases are offered at no charge at Shaffer Madia Law. Call our Morgantown wrongful death lawyers today at (304) 244-4433 or contact us online.

How a Wrongful Death Claim Works

To bring a wrongful death action is to file suit or make a formal complaint about a wrongful death. The West Virginia wrongful death statute states that wrongful death actions may be brought for any sort of incident or accident that could have resulted in a personal injury claim if the injured person had not died.

However, it's important to keep in mind the time limit for filing a wrongful death claim. The West Virginia wrongful death statute of limitations states that wrongful death actions must be brought within two years of the death in question, otherwise you run the risk of having your claim dismissed by the courts.

How to Win a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In order to win a wrongful death lawsuit, you must be able to prove that the responsible party owed the deceased individual a duty of care, and that their failure to uphold that duty directly led to the individual's death.

Distributing a Wrongful Death Settlement

A personal representative of the deceased brings the action and will receive the money recovered in the wrongful death action. The court or jury will determine how the money will be distributed to surviving family members. If the deceased had no survivors, the money will generally go to those people remembered in the decedent’s will.

Types of Accidents

At Shaffer Madia Law, we have litigated more than fifty cases involving wrongful death claims.

We handle fatal injury cases resulting from various types of incidents:

Our Services

We know this is a difficult time for you and for your family. If you are dealing with the sudden death of a loved one due to a workplace accident, we want you to know that Shaffer Madia Law cares. We handle our clients’ cases like they are our own family.

Let our experience with these complex lawsuits work to your family’s advantage. With our knowledge of insurance, workplace hazards, and accidents, our wrongful death lawyers in Morgantown and Clarksburg can recover the funds that can help give you peace of mind during this sorrowful stage of life.

Find a compassionate and experienced advocate with our wrongful death attorneys in Morgantown. Reach out to Shaffer Madia Law at (304) 244-4433.

Our Case Results

  • $13,800,000 Recovery Truck Crash Causing Death
  • $4,500,000 Recovery Construction Site Injury
  • $2,100,000 Recovery Wrongful Death Case at Well Site
  • $1,175,000 Recovery Car Accident I-79
  • 7-Figure Recovery Wrongful Death Lawsuit
  • $1,025,000 Recovery Workplace Injury

Why Hire Shaffer Madia Law?

Work With An Experienced & Dedicated Law Firm
  • 60 Years of Combined Experience
  • Resolved 135+ Lawsuits Involving Serious & Fatal Job Site Injuries
  • Resolved a Variety of Wrongful Death & Serious Injury Cases
  • Strong Track Record of Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Successfully Represented Numerous Victims of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Sam Madia Was a Former Trucking Attorney
  • Joe Shaffer Was Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney for Two Decades
  • Free Case Evaluations

Client Testimonials


At Shaffer Madia Law, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Sam is an excellent lawyer and human being. If I need representation again Sam will be that call."
    Sam made every step of the process painless and easy. Any questions or worries I would have Sam would be there with answers. He truly is excellent at his craft. If you ever need a lawyer I definitely recommend giving Sam a call.
    - Kyle L
    "Sam Madia has a kind, caring, considerate heart."
    Sam Madia has a kind, caring, considerate heart. His competitive spirit makes him a great lawyer. He always has a kind word for all he meets.
    - Suzanne C.
    "Sam Madia, represented my deceased brother in a case of wrongful death upon which Sam made each one of us feel as though my little brother was guiding his hands"
    He took the time to get to know us and seeing us not as a client but as a family broken from the loss of a loved one.
    - James U.
    "Highly recommend hiring Sam for any accident involving a tractor trailer!"

    Sam represented my wife and I involving our car accident with a tractor trailer. We were very pleased with the outcome of our case. Highly recommend hiring Sam for any accident involving a tractor trailer!

    - Anthony S.
    "I would recommend Sam Madia to anyone who could use his law firm."

    Sam Madia represented me and my family in my car accident case. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer to take care of us. He exceeded my expectations as my lawyer. Anytime I had a question or needed to get ahold of his office they were always available, it was a great office to work with. His employees were prompt and very nice. I would recommend Sam Madia to anyone who could use his law firm.

    - Lora S.
    "I highly recommend Sam if your insurance company has wrongfully denied your claim."
    My insurance company failed to pay my insurance claim and Sam Madia took on the insurance company and made them pay. I highly recommend Sam if your insurance company has wrongfully denied your claim.
    - D. Bolden
    "I was amazed at how quickly he got my settlement arranged and I don't know what I would have done without him on my side!"

    Sam Madia helped me settle my case after being injured while I was working. I was amazed at how quickly he got my settlement arranged and I don't know what I would have done without him on my side!

    - Sarah C.
    "They were wonderful. Very knowledgeable, hardworking, compassionate"
    They were wonderful. Very knowledgeable, hardworking, compassionate
    - Miranda M.
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