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Giving a Voice to the Injured

Virginia Wrongful Death Death Lawyer

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Losing a loved one can be an isolating and traumatic experience. This may be especially true if your family member died because of someone else's carelessness or negligence. If you are currently facing this painful experience, our law firm wishes to help you through this difficult time. The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC can shoulder the burden of fighting for fair financial compensation as you and your family focus on healing.

Learn if you have the grounds for a claim or lawsuit. Call us at (571) 290-2390 for a case evaluation.

Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims

Our firm understands the far-reaching impact your loved one's death can have on you and your family. There are serious financial considerations in addition to the complex emotional and psychological ramifications. We will speak with you about available compensation.

You may have grounds to seek compensation for the following types of damages:

  • Medical expenses prior to death - This includes hospital or medical bills accrued as a result of the accident and leading up to your loved one's death.
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of companionship and comfort - This factors in the social / familial damages suffered, in addition to your sorrow and mental anguish.
  • Loss of household income and services - We will work with economic experts to calculate a fair and reasonable figure to account for the loss of your household's income and other contributions to the household.
  • Punitive damages - This additional compensation may be available in cases where a person or company showed "willful or wanton" disregard for the safety of others or knowingly acted with extreme negligence.

Your family should not suffer financially in addition to coping with the loss of someone you love. Our team cannot guarantee any case outcome, but we may provide you with an educated and well-informed estimation of the value of your claim. While filing a claim cannot change what has transpired, it can help you seek closure and justice for the loss of your loved one.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

According to Virginia Code § 8.01-50, only the executor or legal personal representative of the deceased may bring the lawsuit. The order for who can file a wrongful death claim is as following:

  • The surviving spouse, child, and grandchildren of the deceased;
  • If there is no surviving spouse, child, etc., the surviving parents and siblings of the deceased; or
  • Any surviving family member if none of the above people are alive

What is the Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Claims in Virginia?

In the state of Virginia, you have two years to file a wrongful death claim. If you do not bring your claim to court within those two years than you will lose the right to do so.

Aggressive Wrongful Death Representation

We recognize how difficult this time is for you and your family. We respect your family's right to mourn with dignity and privacy - this is why we handle every case with the utmost compassion and discretion. Our goal is to handle all of the complicated and time-consuming details of your case so you can focus on moving forward.

Our Virginia wrongful death attorney Barrera is passionate about seeking justice for bereaved families and holding negligent parties accountable for their actions. We will conduct thorough investigations to determine all of the liable parties in an accident claim and rigorously pursue compensation during negotiations and in the courtroom.

Seek justice! Turn to The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC for caring help.

With thousands of personal injury cases handled and more than six decades of legal experience, the Virginia our firm has a longstanding reputation for delivering top-notch representation from start to finish. ¡Hablamos español!

If you are ready to file a wrongful death claim, please contact us as soon as possible.

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Why Choose The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC?

  • Over 75 Years of Combined Legal Experience
  • $75 Million in Recoveries for Clients
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