Wrongful Death

What Are the Elements of a Wrongful Death Case in Virginia?

The unexpected and preventable death of a loved one often results in significant psychological, physical, and financial damages. In an effort to address the financial aspect of these deaths, Virginia permits the deceased personal representative to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Under Virginia Code § 8.01-50, “wrongful death” refers to a death resulting from another individual or entity’s wrongful...

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What Is the Average Settlement Amount for Wrongful Death Cases?

Losing a loved one is a painful and frustrating experience. This is especially true when your loved one’s death was caused due to the wrongful act or negligence of another party. If someone dies because of someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, certain surviving family members may qualify to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased. ...

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Virginia Wrongful Death Law Overview

Losing a loved one is hard enough without feeling like someone’s to blame. When you’re sure another person is at fault, it makes you want to do something. You want to act—hold them responsible. Sometimes you can. If there’s evidence the other person involved acted carelessly or malicious—or failed to act when they should have—the law might give your...

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What Is the Virginia Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations?

When you unexpectedly lose a loved one in an accident, you may have several questions about your legal options. It’s common to wonder how long you have to file and whether you should pursue a lawsuit. Like most claims, wrongful death has a statute of limitations for filing against an at-fault party. Here is everything you need to know...

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Virginia Wrongful Death Law: How to Bring and Win a Lawsuit

When you lose a loved one unexpectedly, it’s often difficult to think about what to do next. In many cases, families may not know that the Virginia wrongful death law entitles them to seek compensation if another person’s negligence caused the death. Here are some tips on how to file a wrongful death lawsuit and the recovery available for...

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Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Virginia?

If you have lost a loved one due to the wrongful actions of another, you may have a valid wrongful death claim. However, not all people can bring such a claim under Virginia law. Thus, it is important to know who can bring a wrongful death claim in Virginia.  In this article, we will discuss what constitutes a wrongful...

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