Wrongful Death results from “the taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person”.
The Virginia Wrongful Death Act allows the deceased’s personal representative to pursue a case on behalf of the deceased’s family members.
The law recognizes that no amount of money can replace a person’s life, thus it sets forth specifically what may be recovered in such situations. The recovery may include:
At Arrington Schelin, you will find compassionate and experienced attorneys and staff to help you to start rebuilding your life.
It is important to contact an attorney early in a wrongful death claim. Often, investigation and obtaining medical reports, along with other evidence, may take months.
There are many issues unique to a wrongful death case. These matters must be discussed and analyzed with the family and attorney.
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