Wrongful death lawsuits are brought on behalf of the person who died (i.e the decedent) due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions.
In Virginia, only the executor of the decedent’s estate can file the lawsuit, they must do so within 2 years of the date of death, and, only beneficiaries of the decedent may receive compensation. Monetary reimbursement cannot bring back a lost family member, nor can it stop the grief and loss that the remaining loved ones feel. A successful wrongful death claim, however, can provide the survivors some financial security going forward during an uncertain time. The grief accompanied with the loss of a loved one seems worse when the death could have been prevented.
Laws surrounding this situation are very complex and require knowledgeable legal counsel to prove the presence of negligence or misconduct. Wrongful death due to the negligence or misconduct of another is possibly the most painful loss of all. Some of the most frequent causes of wrongful death are: car or truck accidents, medical malpractice, defective consumer products, fatal emergency room errors, negligent property conditions, and pedestrian accidents.
Unfortunately, consequences for the wrongful death of another are not always applied to the person or entity responsible for the fatal negligence or misconduct. Although no amount of money can replace your loved one, we at Raheen Law Group can at least make sure you are well compensated for your loss. Grounds for reimbursement and compensation can include: loss of services, protection, care, and assistance provided by the decedent; loss of future income of the decedent; sorrow, mental anguish, and solace; medical expenses incurred as a result of the negligence; or punitive damages, when available.
Each wrongful death case is unique and must be handled accordingly. The wrongdoing party may be an individual person, a corporation, other type of business, or governmental entity. The insurance company of the wrongdoer will likely be represented by a team of attorneys. You should have an attorney representing your rights as well. Contact Raheen Law Group for a FREE initial telephone consultation. We speak English, Farsi (Dari), Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.