What You Should Know About a Wrongful Death

Did you lose a loved one due to another’s negligence in Virginia? Here is what you should know about a wrongful death. Call our attorneys now.

1) Wrongful Death Case Timeline

What You Should Know About a Wrongful DeathOne of the most common questions that we get in wrongful death cases is how long it is going to take to finalize a claim. That’s a great question to ask, but a difficult question to answer because many factors go into it. The most important factor though is whether or not the insurance company is being reasonable or unreasonable.

If the insurance company is being reasonable, you can normally push the case through relatively quickly. If the insurance company is being unreasonable, then it could result in having to bring a lawsuit, which can take an extensive period of time. The one thing you need to keep in mind is that our office is always going to do everything that we possibly can to move your case forward as quickly and efficiently as possible. Feel free to give us a call so that we can see what we can do to help you with your wrongful death case.

2) Wrongful Death Case Value

Clients often ask us what type of damages they can receive from a wrongful death case. That’s a great question. There are several, different types of damages that you could potentially be entitled to.

One type of damages are damages known as punitive damages. Punitive damages are damages that punish people for their actions. Depending on the circumstances that surround the wrongful death, you may be entitled to damages that punish the person for the death of your loved one. Another type of damages are damages that compensate you for the wrongful death that has occurred.

You deserve to be compensated properly for your loss. We want to do whatever we possibly can to make sure that we maximize the amount that you’re owed. Feel free to give us a call so that we can see what we can do to help you with your wrongful death claim.

3) Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

One of the first mistakes that people make when determining whether or not they should move forward with a wrongful death claim in Virginia is not reaching out to an attorney because they’re scared that an attorney may cost too much money. It’s a completely reasonable fear to have, but by speaking to an attorney, one of the first things that you will realize is that most wrongful death attorneys, including the ones in our office, work on what’s called a “contingency fee.” A contingency fee means that we do not get paid unless you get paid. That means no upfront costs— nothing that needs to be paid to an attorney right away. Feel free to give us a call so that we can see what we can do to help you with your wrongful death claim.


Have you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence in Virginia and have questions about what you should know about a wrongful death claim? Contact our experienced Virginia wrongful death lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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