Here to serve as wrongful death lawyers in Richmond.
The unexpected death of a family member in a tragic accident due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions is never easy. On top of the grief families are experiencing during this time, they are confronted with unanticipated expenses associated with the death of their loved one. If you have a lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you may have a claim for wrongful death. Although there is no justice that will bring your loved one back, a wrongful death claim can provide some security as you look toward the future. If your loved one has died as a result of someone else’s negligence, allow the wrongful death attorneys at The Gee Law Firm to help with your claim.
Our attorneys have experience handling wrongful death claims and understand the necessary elements for such claims. Generally for a wrongful death claim to be successful, you must demonstrate the following:
- The death of a human being;
- Death caused by the negligence of another or another’s intent to cause harm;
- As a result of the death, surviving family members suffer grief or financial damages; and
- A personal representative or administrator for the estate is appointed.
The persons entitled to recover in a wrongful death claim are determined by statute and persons entitled to recover are known as “statutory beneficiaries”. Statutory beneficiaries are:
- the surviving spouse, children of the deceased and children of any deceased child of the deceased; or
- if none such exist, then to the parents, brothers and sisters of the deceased, and to any other relative who is primarily dependent on the decedent for support or services and is also a member of the same household as the decedent
Wrongful death lawyers in Richmond would be able to determine who is entitled to claim on in a wrongful death.
Under the Virginia Wrongful Death Act (the “Act”), the deceased’s personal representative can pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased’s family members. The Virginia Wrongful Death Act allows for recovery damages such as:
- Sorrow, mental anguish, and solace which may include loss of society, companionship, comfort, guidance, and advice of the decedent;
- Compensation for reasonably expected loss of:
- Income of the decedent,
- Services protection, care and assistance provided by the decedent;
- Expenses for the care, treatment and hospitalization of the decedent incident to the injury resulting in death; and
- Funeral expenses.
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Although damages in a wrongful death case cannot bring your loved one back, a successful wrongful death claim can provide your family with a sense of security and justice. If you have lost a loved one due to an accident caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another individual, you may be entitled to make a claim for wrongful death. We can serve as your wrongful death lawyers in Richmond. If you believe that you have a wrongful death claim, contact The attorneys at The Gee Law Firm for a free case consultation today. Our attorneys will work hard to ensure that you and your family obtain the justice and financial compensation you deserve.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, call us at 804-226-4111.