Losing a loved one unexpectedly is incredibly devastating, even more so
when the cause of death could have been prevented if not for another’s
actions. In legal terms, this is known as wrongful death. Wrongful death
is defined as death caused by another, due to a wrongful act, negligence,
or default. If the victim had lived, the circumstances of the occurrence
must have suited a personal injury case. The statute of limitations for
wrongful death in the state of Virginia is 2 years within the victim’s death.
Any statutory beneficiaries are the only permitted people who can file
a wrongful death claim. Family members or dependents who can file include,
but are not limited to: the surviving spouse, children, grandchildren,
parents, siblings, anyone sharing the household who is a dependent of
the victim, or any surviving family member set to inherit the deceased’s estate.
Wrongful death damages one can pursue include compensation for sorrow and
mental anguish, punitive damages, funeral and burial expenses, medical
expenses, loss of wages or benefits, and loss of care, comfort, society,
advice, companionship, and kindly offices.
Contact Our Compassionate Alexandria Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Was your family member or loved one a victim of wrongful death? Look no
further for an Alexandria
personal injury attorney who will deliver you the most beneficial results. At The Barrera
Law Firm, PLLC we understand this is an upsetting time for all involved,
which is why we seek to be a trusted source of legal counsel, care, and
representation. Our proven track record of success is more than enough
proof of how dedicated we are to the pursuit of justice on behalf of our clients.
Interested in speaking to a member of our firm?
Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (571) 290-2390.