Wrongful Death Attorneys | Mechanicsville, VA

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Mechanicsville

The loss of a loved one is devastating – even more so if the death was caused by another’s negligence. Losing a loved one can turn your life upside down in a single moment, and the wrongful death lawyers at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen can help you navigate through this difficult time.

You may feel as if you have more questions than answers at the moment, such as:

  • How can I afford to pay for the funeral?
  • How do I navigate the grieving process?
  • Do I need the help of a lawyer?

The wrongful death attorneys at Allen & Allen’s Mechanicsville location understand that your life has been shattered and changed forever. We have made it our mission to help you put the pieces back together.

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

Wrongful death is defined as “the taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons.”

The Virginia Wrongful Death Act allows the deceased’s personal representative to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent’s family members. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:

  • Impending loss of future income
  • Lost protection, assistance, services, and care provided by the decedent
  • Medical expenses resulting from the negligence
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Mental anguish, solace, grief, and sorrow
  • Punitive damages in the event of willful or wanton behavior

A successful wrongful death lawsuit can bring your family security in the face of such tragic uncertainty.

Wrongful death claims often accompany a claim for injuries resulting from a car crash, tractor-trailer crash, or medical malpractice. An experienced wrongful death attorney can help ensure that you obtain full compensation from the insurance companies during negotiations.

Wrongful death result for a client in Mechanicsville

Attorney Trent S. Kerns secured $3.2 million for a wrongful death case. After a bag of cement dropped on Interstate 64, the subsequent cloud of dust blinded the driver, and caused the vehicle to be rear-ended.

Virginia statute of limitations for wrongful death

Virginia law dictates that surviving members only have two years from the date of a loved one’s death to file a wrongful death claim. It can take as long as a few months to collect the necessary evidence to evaluate your case’s viability. It may take several more to get the expert analysis and reports required to support both the cause of death and damages suffered. The sooner you get an attorney involved, the more effectively we can find and preserve the evidence you need and consult with the relevant experts in order to maximize your recovery.

About our Mechanicsville location

The Mechanicsville office of Allen & Allen, which is located in the very heart of Central Virginia, is convenient to a multitude of locations, including Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital, Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, and VCU Medical Center.

Our Mechanicsville office is close to the intersection of Mechanicsville Turnpike (Rt. 360) and Bell Creek Road, and is under ½ mile east of I-295. Free parking is available on-site.

Free consultation

Are you still wondering if you need a personal injury attorney? Call Allen & Allen today, and we’ll happily evaluate your case at no cost to you. Any information you share during that time is entirely confidential, and we can assist you in developing a plan of action for your case, alongside clarifying what time limits may pertain to your claim.

No matter where you are, we can support you at one of our seven locations in Virginia. It’s important to contact a local Mechanicsville attorney so that you can more easily meet face-to-face. Are you in the hospital or at a rehab facility? No problem – we are happy to come to you.

Why choose the Mechanicsville office of Allen & Allen?

Our Attorneys – First, we work to settle your case outside of the courtroom. However, if the insurance company’s offer is unfair to you, we will take your case to trial so as to obtain the compensation you are owed.

Our Free Consultation – We respect you, and we are committed to proving that by answering your questions and giving you a fair, free evaluation of your case.

Our Experience – Allen & Allen’s 40 attorneys have nearly 600 years of combined experience. Our Mechanicsville attorneys encompass over 300 of those years! We have been dedicated to our clients since we were first established in 1910.

Our Investigative Team – We are the only personal injury firm of our kind with an in-house team of investigators and consultants that are available to research cases and secure all the facts.

Our Locations – We have seven locations in Virginia. Our attorneys will, of course, meet with you in our offices; however, we’re also available to meet you at the hospital or your home.

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