Q Who can file a Virginia Wrongful Death Case?
When you are stricken over the unexpected loss of a loved one, the absolutely last thing on your mind will be looking into a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it is necessary procedure for many families who end up responsible for unexpected and sometimes extreme medical bills, funeral costs, loss of financial, emotional, and physical support, and pain and suffering sustained after a family member's unfortunate death.
Virginia law is specific as to what family members may collect damages from a Virginia wrongful death lawsuit. Although, depending on your relationship to the deceased, you may be entitled to collect or share the benefits from a lawsuit, provided a legal will does not exist. If there are multiple beneficiaries eligible to claim the settlement from a Virginia wrongful death lawsuit, there may be some conflict over the division of the settlement. Your wrongful death attorney can help you work to obtain your fair share of the settlement by showing your need for compensation after your loss.
If you have lost a loved one unexpectedly and believe you may be entitled to wrongful death compensation in the Charlottesville area, call The Warren Firm at 434-688-0899 to learn more about your options.