Wrongful Death Attorneys
Serving the State of Virginia
A wrongful death lawsuit is initiated when a loved one is killed as a result of someone else's negligence. The surviving dependants and beneficiaries are entitled to monetary damages for the lost of their loved one. Wrongful death actions are controlled by Virginia Statute.
You Should Call Page Law Firm, P.C. When You Are Considering a Claim for Wrongful Death.
In order to hold a defendant responsible for a wrongful death it must be proved that the conduct of the defendant was the cause of the decedent's death. To satisfy this requirement, it is not necessary to show that the defendant was the only responsible party. However, a connection must be established between the defendant's conduct and the injury. It must be shown that the injury would not have occurred without the action of the defendant(s).YOU NEED TO CONSULT AN ATTORNEY BEFORE TALKING TO A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INSURANCE COMPANY.
Example: A victim (married with children) is injured in a severe auto accident, caused by the negligence of the defendant. The victim is hospitalized, sues the defendant, but dies before the case is heard from the injuries sustained from the car crash. The claim survives the death of the victim. The surviving beneficiaries may bring a wrongful death action.
Under Virginia law, a claim for wrongful death must be brought by the personal representative of the deceased. The personal representative can be the administrator or executor of the estate as appointed in the will of the deceased. If no executor is named, the clerk of the court can appoint a personal representative for purposes of pursuing the civil claim on behalf of the deceased's beneficiaries.
Call the Attornies of Page Law Firm, P.C. if you have a Wrongful Death Claim!
We have represented families who have lost loved ones as a result of someone else's negligence. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death as a result of an accident, please immediately contact Page Law Firm P.C. toll-free at (866) 507-6166 or (804)353-6166 for an initial free consultation, or click here to complete our online consultation form. We will immediately review your information and respond. YOU NEED TO CONSULT AN ATTORNEY BEFORE TALKING TO A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE INSURANCE COMPANY.