Wrongful death lawyers in Fredericksburg | Allen and Allen

Wrongful death lawyers in Fredericksburg

Imagine the negligence of another person or company resulting in the death of a loved one. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many. Survivors of loved ones have had their lives upended by grief and the financial burdens involved. If you have experienced such a tragedy, you may be able to file a claim with the guidance of a wrongful death attorney in Virginia.

Often, survivors may be stuck with more questions than answers, such as:

  • Will I be able to afford my family member’s medical debt?
  • Am I capable of continuing to support my family in the midst of such a tragedy?
  •  How can I afford the funeral and burial expenses?
  • Grief can be overwhelming – is there any support for me? 
  • Should I consult an attorney for help?

Allen & Allen’s wrongful death attorneys recognize that you’ve suffered a great loss. Your life has been fractured, perhaps into something unrecognizable, but we are dedicated to helping you piece the fragments back together.

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

First, you may be wondering what wrongful death entails. Wrongful death describes an individual’s passing as a direct result of wanton conduct or negligent actions of another person or entity.

If this accurately describes your situation, you are entitled to the protections of the Virginia Wrongful Death Act. Under this legislature, the deceased’s personal representative may file a wrongful death suit on the decedent’s family’s behalf. When we refer to damages, we are describing reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Loss of impending income
  • Impending lack of care, assistance, services, and protection previously maintained by the decedent
  • Medical expenses obtained due to the negligent act of the defendant
  • Costs of burial and funeral proceedings
  • Mental anguish, solace, grief, and sorrow
  • Penal damages in circumstances of willful or wanton misconduct

Though nothing could ever replace your loved one, you and your family can still benefit from the security of a wrongful death suit.

Wrongful death suits often accompany claims for injuries resulting from a car crash, tractor-trailer crash, or medical malpractice. A seasoned, compassionate wrongful death lawyer can support you throughout the entire process, ensuring two things:

  1. That the value of your claim is accurately and justly evaluated
  2. That the full compensation is obtained from the insurance companies during negotiations

Wrongful death statute of limitations in Virginia

Time also plays a significant role: Virginia law dictates that survivors must file a wrongful death suit within two years from the date of the decedent’s passing. It may take months to obtain the medical records and other necessary evidence to evaluate the viability of your case. Further, it could take even longer to consult experts for their analysis. The sooner you initiate the legal process by involving an attorney, the better. With more time, we are more likely to consult with experts and obtain and conserve all the evidence so we can attain the ultimate goal: maximizing your recovery.

Why choose Allen & Allen?

You don’t have to shoulder the financial burden of an injury or death of a loved one. Let us help you collect the compensation you deserve by holding the person who caused your suffering accountable. At Allen & Allen, our team of experienced wrongful death lawyers and in-house investigators use their skills to collect evidence and build a solid case on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery.

Free consultation

If you are still wondering if you need a personal injury attorney, call Allen & Allen today for a free case evaluation. Information you share during that evaluation is kept confidential. Allen & Allen has seven locations in Virginia—this means we can support you no matter where you are. Working with a local Fredericksburg lawyer is also important because you will want to meet face-to-face. Having an office close to where you live or work will make it easier for you and your family members. If you are in the hospital or a rehab facility, we will come to you.

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About our Fredericksburg location

The Fredericksburg branch of Allen & Allen is placed conveniently between Richmond and Washington, D.C., and is close to Mary Washington Hospital, Sentara Pratt Medical Center, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center, and HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fredericksburg.

The Fredericksburg office of Allen & Allen stands one mile from I-95/US Route 17 and under two miles from US Route 1. Accessible parking is available at no cost.

Why choose the Fredericksburg office of Allen & Allen?

Our Attorneys – First, we strive to settle your case outside of the courtroom. However, if the insurance companies prove uncooperative and their offer doesn’t do your case justice, we will take your case to trial to mend that.

Our Free Consultation – We respect you, and our attorneys dedicate themselves to demonstrating that by providing you with a fair assessment and answering your questions. Our expertise was built by over 100 years of experience.

Our Experience – The Allen & Allen Law Firm came into being in 1910, and our lawyers now have over 600 years of combined experience.

Our Investigative Team – Allen & Allen’s compassionate, seasoned attorneys aren’t the only thing that make our firm special: we also have an in-house team of consultants and investigators that will research your case and verify all the facts.

Our Locations – We have seven locations in Virginia, but our attorneys are flexible. We’re happy to meet with you in the hospital, a rehab facility, or even in the comfort of your own home.

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