There are several steps in a wrongful death claim that are important to follow to ensure you maximize your recovery. Watch this video to learn more.
What happens after I file a wrongful death claim?
Recently, a family came to see me when a daughter had fallen on steps outside of an apartment building and had passed away as a result of her injuries. When that happened, they wanted to know what the steps were. They can be somewhat complicated, but the first step that has to be taken in pursuing a claim when we have a lost loved one is to get proper qualification with the court to allow a representative of the family to pursue the claim legally. The next most important thing, of course, is to hire an attorney as early as you possibly can to establish what the facts and circumstances of the death were. Oftentimes, when somebody passes away as a result of an accident, their testimony isn’t available to preserve the specific occurrence and the conditions that were prevailing at the scene where it happened. The value of the case can be severely compromised without that. It’s extremely important to get an attorney early in the case to help you investigate, from any other source available, what you need to prove and win a wrongful death case in Virginia.
Did you lose a loved one due to a personal injury and have questions about the steps in a wrongful death claim? Contact a Virginia wrongful death lawyer at The Strong Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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