Wrongful Death Attorneys in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia
We understand that losing a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented is one of the most traumatic experiences anyone can endure. Tragically, while family members grieve the loss of their loved ones, they suffer a second devastating setback when the financial fallout of their loss becomes a reality.
Our Virginia wrongful death attorney knows that no amount of money will bring your loved one back. However, pursuing the negligent person or party who caused their loss may give you and your family the time you need to fully grieve.
From rural communities to the inner city, our Tappahannock & Richmond wrongful death attorney and support staff focus on providing compassionate, dedicated, and effective partnerships with our clients — no matter where they live or work in Virginia — so everyone we represent has a genuine opportunity to seek and obtain real results.
What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Virginia?
Virginia legislation authorizes what are called “wrongful death” actions whenever the “wrongful act, neglect or default of any person or corporation” causes the death of an innocent victim.
Some of the most common ways wrongful death occurs in Virginia may include, but are not limited to:
- ATV Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Product Injuries
- Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
- E-Scooter Accidents
- GRTC Bus Accidents
- Jet Ski Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Negligent Security
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability Incidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Workplace Accidents
Ensuring those responsible for your loved one’s death are held accountable for their negligent actions or inaction is possible by pursuing a Virginia wrongful death claim against the liable person or party.
We will fully investigate the incident that caused the loss of your loved one and build your case around the facts and resources available to accurately outline your complete financial recovery needs.
What Type of Compensation Can Families Pursue During a Wrongful Death Claim in Virginia?
With a wrongful death claim, the family members of the deceased can recover “fair and just” compensation for the harm caused by the fatal negligent act or omission.
Virginia’s wrongful death law authorizes the family of an individual killed by another’s negligence to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. If successful in proving their case that the responsible party caused their loved one’s death through a negligent or wrongful act, the family members can receive compensation in the form of monetary damages,
Among the damages which may be recovered by law is compensation for the following:
- Reasonable funeral expenses.
- Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the deceased that arose from the fatal injury.
- Compensation for the reasonably expected loss of income to the family.
- Compensation for the reasonably expected loss of services, protection, care, and assistance the deceased would have been provided to the family.
- The sorrow and mental anguish experienced by the surviving family members.
- Solace for the family, considering the loss of society, companionship, comfort, guidance, kindly offices, and advice of the deceased.
The law also stipulates that punitive damages may be recovered for willful or wanton conduct of the defendant, or such recklessness as shows a conscious disregard for the safety of others.
If you have lost a loved one to negligence, we offer free initial consultations and take all qualifying Virginia wrongful death cases on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge any upfront fees or out-of-pocket costs and will only collect our legal fees after we win your case. If we do not produce a positive outcome for your wrongful death claim, you do not pay us. That is our promise to our fellow Virginians. Call us today to learn more.
Which Family Members are Eligible to Pursue Wrongful Death Claims in Virginia?
In a wrongful death claim, any damages recovered will go to the surviving spouse and children of the deceased, or the deceased’s grandchildren if his or her children are already deceased. In addition, parents of the deceased may also share in the recovery if they regularly received support or services from the deceased within the 12 months before the death occurred.
In the absence of a surviving spouse, children or grandchildren, a wrongful death recovery will go to the parents and siblings of the deceased, along with dependent relatives who were household members of the deceased. If none of these relatives survived the deceased, the heirs, and kin of the deceased under Virginia law can recover for the wrongful death.
Experienced Wrongful Death Accident Attorney in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia
Wind Law, LLC helps injury victims throughout Richmond who suffer serious and catastrophic injuries in car accidents and other incidents caused by the negligence of another. In the most tragic cases, the victim does not survive the accident or eventually succumbs to their injuries. A loss like this leaves the family members of the deceased in a state of distress, bereft of their loved one, and facing huge financial expenses in the form of medical bills and lost income while dealing with the shock and outrage of losing a loved one in a needless accident that did not have to happen had the responsible party been more careful.
As a law firm committed to achieving justice for the injured, attorney Ryan Wind and his team at Wind Law work to hold negligent actors fully accountable to those they have harmed or killed and the grieving families who have been left behind. Learn more about Virginia’s wrongful death law below, and contact Wind Law for advice and assistance with a wrongful death claim in Richmond.
Wind Law Is Here to Help With Wrongful Death Claims in Richmond & Tappahannock
To be successful in a wrongful death claim, the plaintiff will either have to settle with the defendant and their insurance company or take them to court. Tappahannock & Richmond injury attorney Ryan Wind has achieved many notable settlements and won many notable judgments on behalf of injury victims. The team at Wind Law is devoted to obtaining justice and compensation for families. We have the experience necessary to prove fault and liability and successfully recover a fair and just amount of compensation.
Contact Our Skilled Wrongful Death Lawyer in Tappahannock & Richmond Virginia for Help Today
Ryan is licensed to practice law in all courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. He is a member of multiple trial lawyer professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels, which allows his legal knowledge and resources to continuously evolve to not only meet but surpass our clients’ expectations.
As a result, our clients, in their own words, applaud Ryan, not just for his work ethic and the results he attains, but also for his honest, caring, and supportive nature. We can help produce the same meaningful results for you and your family.
Contact our dedicated wrongful death lawyer in Richmond & Tappahannock, Virginia today by calling 804-773-3815 or online to discuss your important case during a free consultation. We want to hear your story, so we can ensure your voice is heard, and work diligently to see that you are treated fairly and get justice in your case.