Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you have a legal right to compensation. Our Virginia wrongful death lawyer wants to help you fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. Call now for a free case evaluation.
Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought when there is a fatal accident that was caused by another’s recklessness, carelessness, negligence or wrongful act. For families, there is no greater tragedy. And although no amount of money will feel just, a settlement provides families with financial security after a wrongful death.
Life is forever altered for families after a wrongful death. This time can be scary, traumatic, and often, families don’t know who to turn to help for. A Virginia wrongful death lawyer provides the assistance that families need.
If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by carelessness, negligence, or wrongful behavior, you may be entitled to compensation.
Our Virginia wrongful death lawyer can help. We understand what your family is dealing with and realize that you and your family need the time and space to grieve. Our team provides compassionate legal assistance. We will fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Call now for a free case evaluation and to learn more about your family’s rights.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Fatal accidents occur every day in Virginia, and often times, no one can be held liable. Wrongful death cases are different, though. Wrongful death is any fatal accident that was caused by recklessness, carelessness, or wrongful behavior.
These accidents can happen in the workplace, during a medical procedure, or due to a motor vehicle accident. There are many causes in which an accident could be avoided, if someone hadn’t been acting carelessly or recklessly. Examples include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents – If a car accident was caused by negligent behavior, like speeding, DUI or distracted driving, a wrongful death lawsuit may be filed.
- Trucking Accidents – Trucking accidents caused by fatigued driving, improper equipment maintenance, or DUI can result in a wrongful death lawsuit.
- Premises Liability – Property owners who do not take care to protect visitors can be tried for wrongful death.
- Medical Malpractice – Doctors and medical providers can fail to meet standard of care, resulting in a death. A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought in cases of medical malpractice.
- Dog Attacks – A case can be brought against dog owners who fail to take safety precautions to protect the public.
- Workplace Accidents – Any workplace fatality can result in wrongful death benefits through Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation fund.
Compensation Available to Survivors
No amount of money feels sufficient for the loss of a beloved family member. Yet, in cases of wrongful death, compensation is available to provide financial security for surviving dependents. This can help families recover financially, as well as compensate them for ongoing emotional pain and suffering.
In wrongful death cases, compensation can be obtained for:
- Grief and emotional trauma
- Medical expenses leading up to the wrongful death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income, services, insurance, and protection
- Loss of consortium
In some wrongful death cases, families can pursue punitive damages. This is a form of financial punishment for the negligent party, and it’s reserved for cases of gross negligence or malice. Punitive damages are awarded by a jury, if your case goes to trial, and they are awarded on top of any compensatory damages.
Ultimately, a qualified Virginia wrongful death lawyer will help you fight for any and all forms of compensation. In your grief, compensation can help you avoid financial difficulties in the face of tragedy.
File a Wrongful Death Claim
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.
Hire a Wrongful Death 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 include:
- 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 personal injury attorneys can help you fight for the maximum compensation that you rightfully deserve.
Seek Justice & Compensation
Few things are more devastating than when a loved one is lost in an accident. What can make the situation even more heartbreaking is when we find out that the accident was caused by a negligent individual and that it could have been prevented. If you have just lost a loved one in an accident, we understand what you are going through. Talk to our Virginia wrongful death lawyer about what you can do next.
Why Trust Your Case To An Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyer From The Strong Law Firm?
We do everything to give our clients the best legal representation possible. We:
- Treat every client with the utmost respect and professionalism
- Approach every case with hands-on, personalized care
- Go out of our way to let our clients know the status of their claims
- Do not charge legal fees until after we win a case.
While no amount of money can compensate for your loss, filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help your family cope with the financial shock of your loved one’s death. In addition, you may find that holding the negligent party liable under the legal system can provide a sense of justice and closure to your grief.
You Pay Us Nothing Upfront
At our firm, we do not charge clients anything upfront. We only accept payment after we win a case, and this payment will only come out as a percentage of the amount we recover. This means that you can start your claim without risk or worry.
Request a Free Case Evaluation
If you have lost a loved one due to someone’s carelessness or negligence, our legal team wants to help. We provide discrete legal services for grieving families, and can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Call now for a free case review. Our initial consultations are no-obligation. You can choose to hire us if you feel comfortable with our team. Call now to learn more about your rights.