An experienced attorney will be necessary to help with the complex process of filing a wrongful death claim in Virginia. Please contact The Strong Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with our dedicated and compassionate lawyers. Let our experience work for you and your family.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim | Who Can File
In Virginia, wrongful death claims must be brought by a personal representative of the victim’s surviving family or estate. Beneficiaries can be any family member or those dependent on the victim for support. Examples include:
- Grandchildren (if victim’s child is deceased)
- Other relatives of the same household that relied on the victim for support, including in-laws, adopted children, or blood relatives
In cases when the victim had no surviving members, wrongful death cases can be brought by the victim’s estate.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim | Hiring a Lawyer
In the immediate aftermath of an accident, family members experience shock and pursuing legal action might feel overwhelming. An attorney provides families with the time and space to grieve. Your attorney becomes an advocate on your behalf, completely managing the legal process.
Your claim must be filed within two years of the fatal accident. That’s why it’s important to contact a Virginia wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. Our process for new cases includes:
- Investigating the accident and determining fault
- Meeting with qualified experts (e.g. medical experts in malpractice cases, or traffic safety experts in fatal car/truck accidents)
- Filing claims on your behalf
- Negotiating for a fair-valued settlement
- In necessary, trying your case in court
In your family’s time of need, you need a lawyer you can trust, and who can pursue your case with compassion. Our Virginia wrongful death attorneys can help you fight for the maximum compensation that you rightfully deserve.