Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Law Firm

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Central Virginia

The death of a family member can be devastating. Your life can be turned upside down in an instant as you are left trying to cope with the grief and sorrow after losing a loved one.

At times, it can feel as though you have more questions than answers. How will I pay my loved one’s medical bills? How will I support my family? How can I afford funeral expenses? What about grief after losing a loved one? Do I need a lawyer to help me?

At Allen & Allen, we understand that your life has been shattered and changed forever. We have made it our mission to help you put the pieces of your life 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:

  • Expected loss of future income.
  • Loss of services, protection, care, and assistance provided by the decedent.
  • Medical expenses incurred as a result of the negligence.
  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Grief, sorrow, mental anguish, and solace.
  • Punitive damages in the event of willful or wanton conduct.

Although damages in a wrongful death case cannot bring your loved one back, a successful wrongful death claim can provide your family with some security as you face an uncertain future.

Wrongful death claims are often included as a part of a claim for injuries stemming from a car crash, tractor trailer crash, or medical malpractice. An experienced attorney can help to ensure that the value of a wrongful death claim is accurately estimated and that full compensation is negotiated from the insurance company.

Under Virginia law, surviving family members have only two years from the date of a loved one’s death to file a wrongful death suit. It can take months to collect the medical records and other evidence necessary to determine if you have a viable case. It can take several more months to get expert analysis and reports to support the cause of death and damages suffered. The earlier you get an attorney involved, the more likely we are to find and preserve evidence and consult with experts so we can maximize recovery for you.

Why Choose Allen & Allen?

You don’t have to shoulder the financial burden of an injury or the death of a loved. 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 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.

  • Case result: Attorneys Jason Konvicka and Chris P. Guedri secured $5.475 million on behalf of the family of a man who was eventually killed by a workplace incident that resulted in the amputation of his leg and 14 surgeries before his family withdrew life support.
  • Attorney Derrick L. Walker secured $1,150,000 on behalf of the family of a 28 year-old woman with a congenital heart condition. Despite the significantly elevated risks, both her cardiologist and oral surgeon consented to an oral surgery that eventually resulted in her death.
  • Attorney Malcom McConnell secured $1 million on behalf of the husband of a pregnant woman who became ill and, after the hospital staff failed to look at her test results, was sent home with a severe bacterial infection. Tragically, she and her unborn baby died.

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Injury Types

Paralysis

When the damage to the spinal cord is classified as a "complete" injury to the spine, nerve sensation and voluntary movement is diminished, resulting in paralysis. A victim of a car accident with this type of injury will have to deal with physical limitations for the rest of their lives, often limiting them financially as well.

Spinal Injuries

Upon impact in an auto accident, the spine and spinal cord can experience damaging compression that can lead to bone breakage or nerve damage. A spinal cord injury can lead to extensive medical and rehabilitation costs and can impact the quality of life of a victim forever.

Wrongful Death

The death of a family member due to a fatal accident caused by someone else's negligence can be emotionally and financially devastating. While families are left trying to cope with a tragedy, Allen & Allen can help you recover damages through reimbursement or compensation for the dramatic changes that will follow.

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