Charlottesville Wrongful Death Attorneys | Allen and Allen

Charlottesville Wrongful Death Attorneys

If someone’s negligence has resulted in a loved one’s passing, you may be entitled to compensation. The grief and devastation that comes with the loss of a loved one can be a strenuous journey. In addition, you may be left to cope with expensive preparations and medical bills, all while attempting to piece your own life back together.


The wrongful death attorneys at Allen & Allen in Charlottesville understand that a single moment can upend your life into fragments. We have made it our mission to help you put each piece back together.

What should I do in the event of a wrongful death?

Wrongful death occurs when a life is taken as a direct result of either wanton misconduct or negligence of another person or entity. The Virginia Wrongful Death Act allows the deceased’s personal representative to seek a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent’s family members.

Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • The expected loss of impending income
  • Loss of care, services, assistance, and protection provided by the decedent
  • Medical expenses gained as a result of the negligent act
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Sorrow, grief, solace, and mental anguish
  • Punitive damages in the case of willful or wanton behavior

Although legal action cannot restore your loved one, a fortuitous wrongful death lawsuit can bring solace and security in such a vastly uncertain time.

Wrongful death claims usually result from cases involving a car crash, tractor-trailer crash, or medical malpractice. A seasoned, compassionate wrongful death attorney can help you ensure that the wrongful death claim’s value is accurately and adequately estimated, and that negotiations with the insurance company result in full compensation for your struggles.

Virginia’s statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits

Virginia law dictates that surviving family members must file a wrongful death suit within two years of a loved one’s death. Further, it can take many months to gather medical records and other necessary evidence in order to evaluate the viability of your case. The earlier you seek an attorney’s support, the higher the likelihood of us finding and preserving evidence.

Why Choose Allen & Allen?

Allen & Allen is committed to helping you collect the compensation owed to you. Our extensive team of experienced wrongful death lawyers often collaborate with in-house investigators, merging their skills to collect evidence and build your case. We allow you to prioritize rehabilitation and healing.

Free consultation

If you’re still debating the necessity of a wrongful death attorney’s help, call Allen & Allen today for a case evaluation at no cost to you. Anything you may share during your consultation is kept confidential. Allen & Allen has seven locations that cater to all Virginians, no matter where you are. Working with a local Charlottesville attorney is important because meeting face-to-face is a crucial aspect of navigating your case. Having an office close to your home or workplace will ease travel burdens for you and your family members. Even if you’re currently residing in a hospital or rehabilitation facility, we’ll come to you.

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Charlottesville case result from an Allen & Allen wrongful death attorney

  • Attorney Richard C. Armstrong secured $300,000 on behalf of the family of an infant, who had wandered into a bedroom in his residential daycare and, whilst playing with it, shot himself with a gun left in the open.

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About our Charlottesville location

Nestled at the base of the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, Allen & Allen’s Charlottesville branch is conveniently close to a host of locations, including the University of Virginia Medical Center, Martha Jefferson Hospital, and Augusta Medical Center.

The Charlottesville office is located off of Preston and 10th Avenues, under three miles from I-64. Free parking is available on the building’s left if you look at it from Grady Avenue.

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