Wrongful Death Attorney
When someone dies because of the recklessness or carelessness of another, a wrongful death lawsuit may be in order. A wrongful death lawsuit is filed in civil court by the heirs of an individual who died and seeks compensation for the loss. Be sure you hire a firm with a proven track record! The Harris Law Firm, PLC will help you deal with your case from start to finish.
Statistics support the fact that Virginia drivers pose more of a threat to each other than ever before. 2003 data on car accidents in Virginia show that 942 people were killed on Virginia roads and highways. This is the highest number of car accident-related deaths in Virginia since the advent of air safety bags, and nearly three times the amount of homicides committed in Virginia that year (385). Beyond the deaths are the thousands of catastrophic injuries Virginians suffer every year in car accidents. 78,842 injuries were reported in 2003, making car accidents the leading cause of brain injury, spinal cord injury and other debilitating injuries.
A wrongful death lawsuit is brought against a defendant who has caused a person’s death, either through negligence or an intentional act. Wrongful death claims allow certain family members of the deceased person to file a lawsuit against the party or parties liable for the death.
In Virginia, wrongful death lawsuits are normally filed by a representative of the deceased estate on behalf of surviving family members who were impacted by their loved one’s death. These claims can be complex so having an experienced attorney to help your case. Contact us today at 540-371-4941 and speak with an experienced wrongful death attorney.
Common types of accidents that may cause a wrongful death include:
- Car accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Work accidents
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
When evaluating your wrongful death claim, as your attorney I will consider all expenses and losses, including:
- Hospital bills and medical treatment for your loved one’s care
- Funeral and burial costs
- Services the deceased would have rendered for the family such as protection and care
- Pain and suffering and mental anguish for the loss of a loved one
- Loss of the loved one’s companionship
- Any loss of income from the deceased
To reach our compassionate and experienced wrongful death attorney call 540 371-4941 for a consultation.
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