Wrongful death claims are used for both criminal and tort prosecution of the person or company that caused a death. In Virginia, the family of a person who has been killed, or died because of negligence or failure to act, has the right to sue for damages. In this article we will be taking a closer look at wrongful death claims in Virginia. Our staff and attorneys hope that the following information helps you better understand wrongful death claims.
Who can be held liable for a death?
Any person, or corporation, whose actions, or inactions, caused a death, can be held liable, or responsible for the death. Responsibility can include the need for the liable party to pay for medical care prior to the death, loss of income caused by the death and the emotional loss of surviving family members.
What are the most common types of wrongful death lawsuits in Virginia?
Like most states, wrongful deaths can occur in nearly any setting. However, there are wrongful deaths that occur more than others. These include:
- Car, truck or motorcycle accidents
- Medical mistakes
- On the job accidents
- Defective products or medical devices
- Violent acts
Do I have a wrongful death claim?
If you believe that a loved one has died due to the action (drunk driver caused accident) or inaction (company failed to pull a dangerous product from the market) then you may very well have a legitimate wrongful death claim. Contact one of our experienced, aggressive Virginia personal injury attorneys to determine if you will be able to file a successful claim. With years of winning experience our law firm has handled nearly every type of accident claim. The consultation is free and the advice priceless. Call today. Your life is waiting. 757.625.1214