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WVC 56-8-2 §56-8-2. Death of joint party; revival of pending suit or action.
Where such fact occurs in any stage of a cause, whether it be in a court of original or appellate jurisdiction , if it occur as to any of several plaintiffs or defendants, the suit or action may proceed for or against the others, if the cause of suit or action survive to or against them. If a plaintiff or defendant die pending any suit or action, whether the cause of action would survive at common law or not the same may be revived and prosecuted to judgment or decree and execution in the same manner as if it were for a cause of action arising out of contract.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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