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Wrongful Death

Morgantown Wrongful Death Lawyer

Experienced Local Firm Serving Monongalia County & throughout West Virginia

Hayhurst Law excels in achieving large financial verdicts and settlements from the successful prosecution of wrongful death cases. Typically, these are deaths due to car or truck accidents, the use of unsafe pharmaceutical products, dangerous property defects, or medical errors. Wrongful death claims are brought on behalf of the estate of a person whose death was caused by an underlying legal event, such as negligence or medical malpractice.

Contact Hayhurst Law at (304) 840-0999 or fill out our online form for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you seek compensation following the wrongful death of a loved one.

Seeking Compensation from Responsible Parties

A wrongful death claim is based on civil wrongdoing that resulted in the death of the decedent and can be brought by family members, such as a spouse or children. A case is filed against the wrongdoer on behalf of the decedent’s estate. We devote special time, attention, and resources to these cases. At Hayhurst Law, we want to make sure that the family is compensated for all their losses, both emotional and financial. We strive to protect your rights and ensure your family does not have to endure additional hardship.

The following are the elements of a wrongful death cause of action:

  • The death of a person
  • That death being caused by another's negligence or with intent to cause harm
  • The survival of family members, with those individuals suffering monetary and emotional injury resulting from the death
  • The appointment of a personal representative on behalf of the decedent's estate

When facing this type of lawsuit, you need the help of a trustworthy and knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer. In Morgantown, Hayhurst Law has the resources to help guide you through the process and to give you the very best chance to receive the monetary damages you deserve.

Call (304) 840-0999 today for your free case consultation with a wrongful death lawyer in Morgantown.


Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real People
  • He was always there for me.

    “I was very impressed with his level of concern and compassion for my disabilities after my accident.”

    - Angela
  • Expertly guided me through the difficulties of a personal injury lawsuit.

    “He settled my case at the maximum amount available which allowed me to have the surgery needed and replace the finances I lost during the ‘battle’ with the insurance companies.”

    - Judy
  • I have always been impressed with his intellect and hard work.

    “Eric sincerely cares about his clients and is a great advocate for them.”

    - Richard D.
  • I highly recommend his services for anyone looking for professional and efficient legal services.

    “Eric Hayhurst's expertise and diligence to seeing my case through was a relief to my family's peace of mind.”

    - Jessica E.
  • I am happy with the outcome and what he was able to accomplish on my behalf.

    “He kept me well advised and informed during every step of the case.”

    - Tracy D.

Verdicts & Settlements

Your Victories are Our Victories
  • $2 Million Wrongful Death Car Accident

    Head-on collision between SUV and box truck.

  • $1.1 Million Car Accident - Spinal Cord Injury
  • $350 Thousand Medical Malpractice
  • $300 Thousand Car Accident
  • $225 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • Limit of Available Insurance Single Vehicle Rollover Accident
  • $125 Thousand Auto vs. Tow-Truck Collision
  • $122.5 Thousand Car Accident
  • $105 Thousand Slip & Fall
  • $100 Thousand Car Accident

    Head-on collision involving a DUI driver.


Why Hire Hayhurst Law?

  • Results-Driven Approach

    We are prepared to do what it takes to get clients the recovery they deserve, including going to trial.

  • Accessible to Clients

    Attorney Eric Hayhurst is committed to handling cases directly & making himself available to clients.

  • Successful Track Record

    Eric Hayhurst has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts & settlements on behalf of the injured.

  • Committed to the Community

    Native to West Virginia, Eric Hayhurst is dedicated to serving the injured throughout the community.

Contact the Firm Request Your Free Consultation

Trust your case to an aggressive and tenacious litigator with a successful track record of helping the injured. Attorney Eric Hayhurst is not afraid to go to trial and is dedicated to maximizing the compensation you deserve.