Northern Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney
Do you have grounds to sue for wrongful death?
Some fatal accidents leave the grieving family members with no avenue of legal recourse for pursuing any type of financial compensation for their tragic loss. Others, however, may serve as grounds for a wrongful death claim. If your loved one would have had grounds to file a personal injury claim had he or she survived the accident, you most likely have grounds to sue.
Specifically, state law makes it possible to file a wrongful death claim when the death was caused by the wrongful act, neglect or default of any person or corporation, provided that the decedent would have been entitled to sue. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we provide compassionate and caring legal counsel to our clients, and a Northern Virginia personal injury attorney from our team is ready to fight for your right to financial compensation.
Damages Available in Northern Virginia Wrongful Death Acts
It is impossible to put a price tag on the full scope and magnitude of the losses that you have sustained. There are, however, certain guidelines that we can use to establish how much your claim for monetary damages is worth. To begin with you can demand to be compensated for the money you have paid in funeral and burial expenses, as well as for the costs of medical care, treatment and hospitalization leading up to your family member’s death. Furthermore, you can claim compensation for the lost contributions that your loved one would have provided to the family in terms of income, as well as for your loss of services, protection, care and assistance.
In addition to economic damages, your wrongful death claim can additionally include noneconomic damages. For example, you can claim damages for your sorrow, mental anguish and loss of society, companionship, comfort, guidance, kindly offices and advice. Determining how much to pursue in noneconomic damages can be a considerable challenge. After all, how can you assign a certain dollar value to the hole that has been left in your life?
Speak with a Personal Injury Lawyer Who Serves Fairfax, Arlington, & Alexandria
Our wrongful death lawyers have assisted more than 10,000 clients over the past 45 years, and we have extensive experience with the challenges posed by a wrongful death claim in Fairfax Arlington or Alexandria. All three of our active partners have been selected for inclusion in Washington, DC Super Lawyers® lists – a testament to the fact that we are at the top of our field. We can listen to you and help you tell your story and describe the impact that the loss of loved one has had on your life in order to come up with a figure for noneconomic damages that is fair. Let us put our skill and dedication to results to work for you.
Contact us now for a free case evaluation and to get the process started.