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A loved one’s death is an extremely difficult event to work through, and it can leave many in financial and emotional turmoil. What makes death even worse, however, is when it could have been avoided. In cases where a wrongful death has taken place, it’s important to have a qualified legal team to analyze and evaluate your options. At Westlake Legal Group, our team of skilled wrongful death attorneys has the experience necessary to successfully evaluate and litigate your case.
If you believe a loved one has died as a result of another’s wrongful actions, don’t hesitate to contact the knowledgeable attorneys at Westlake Legal Group. Schedule your consultation with our team today!
Before filing for wrongful death, it’s important to understand how such a case could arise in the first place. There are a number of events that can transpire that would result in a wrongful death claim, including:
No matter the cause of death of your loved one, our team can analyze the matter, help you understand your options, and determine whether you have legal basis for filing a wrongful death suit in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Following the death of a loved one, each state has its own laws that stipulate how wrongful death suits may be pursued. In Virginia, “statutory beneficiaries,” (family members/dependents of the decedent) may legally recover wrongful death damages. These individuals may include:
To find out whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death suit on behalf of your deceased loved one, contact Westlake Legal Group for a consultation today!
According to state law, wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of the deceased person’s death.
Every wrongful death case is a little different, but plaintiffs generally must be able to prove the following:
In order to ensure the best outcome for your case, be sure to carefully document all facts related to your loved one’s death and contact a knowledgeable attorney as soon as you can.
While our legal team will not be able to mend the emotional anguish related to your loss, we can help you assess your case and recover damages, if you are entitled. Westlake Legal Group has significant experience with wrongful death cases and looks forward to assisting you.
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