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Wrongful Death Attorneys
What Is a Wrongful Death Claim?
In the State of Virginia, wrongful death occurs when the life of an individual is taken due to the willful or negligent act of another person or persons. Wrongful death claims differ from personal injury claims because the victim is unable to bring the action themselves. The state of Virginia allows a personal representative of the victims surviving family members and estate to file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold someone responsible and seek damages for the harm their careless or reckless conduct caused.
If you have lost a loved one or family member as the result of someone’s negligent or wrongful act, you can rely on the compassionate attorneys at Trost Law Group for help. We have protected the rights of victims families throughout the state of Virginia for over three decades, and our trial lawyers have over 70 years of combined experience. Contact us anytime if you have questions or to schedule a free, no obligation case review.
Who Can Be a Personal Representative
Those who are eligible to recover damages are statutory beneficiaries and may include the victims surviving:
Children (or the child of a deceased child)
Brothers and Sisters
Dependent Relative in the Same Household
Wrongful death cases can arise from many different types of incidents, including car and motorcycle accidents, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, premises liability accidents, workplace accidents, dog bites, nursing home abuse and neglect, and neck injuries. At Trost Law Group our lawyers have protected the rights of victims families in wrongful death cases for over 35 years in Virginia. They work with our team of investigators and experts to determine why the accident occurred and who should be held responsible for your loss.
Damages That Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Virginia law allows eligible, surviving family members to seek compensations and damages for the loss of their loved one. Three different types of damages may be sought in Virginia; economic damages, non-economic damages and punitive damages.
In Virginia wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years after the victim’s death. The attorney you choose can greatly influence the outcome of your case. At Trost Law Group we have the expertise, experience and resources to protect your rights and seek the maximum compensation for the loss of your loved one.
These consist of emotional losses, like sorrow, mental anguish and pain and suffering for the survivors of the deceased.
These are associated with financial losses, such as medical and funeral expenses for the victim, reasonably expected loss of the victim’s income and expected benefits, like pension plans or medical benefits, or loss of inheritance caused by the untimely death of the victim.
Unlike many states, Virginia law allows for punitive damages, which are meant to punish the defendant. For punitive damages to be sought in wrongful death cases, it must be shown that the responsible party engaged in especially egregious conduct so reckless that it amounted to a “conscious disregard for the safety of others.”
Our Unrivaled Commitment
At Trost Law Group we have an unwavering commitment to our clients, and have helped the families of wrongful death victims throughout the state of Virginia for over three decades. We will guide you through the entire process, and work tirelessly with our investigators and experts to conduct a thorough investigation, identify all responsible parties, and seek a fair and full settlement for your loss.
Why Choose Us?
The Trost Law Difference
At Trost Law Group, our experienced and dedicated Injury Lawyers have used their unrivaled skill and experienced to help thousands of injured clients throughout the state of Virginia for the past 35 years. All of our clients are assigned to a dedicated case manager, and are treated like part of the family. Contact us today to begin the defense of your case with our free, no obligation case review and experience the Trost difference.
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Lynchburg, VA 24504
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