Wrongful Death Attorneys in Richmond
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The death of a loved one caused by the negligence of someone else is devastating for the surviving family members. In an instant, the survivors’ lives are drastically changed. Families are faced not only with the challenges of how to handle the financial losses resulting from the sudden death, but also with the grief and anguish of losing someone they loved.
Our Richmond wrongful death attorneys at Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner are here to serve you during this time.
Families facing the turmoil after the death of their loved one, in seeking a Virginia trial lawyer to handle the wrongful death case, need to be able to rely on the legal professional who represents them. They need a lawyer with experience, knowledge, and a proven track record in successfully handling wrongful death cases. That’s why we encourage you to contact our office. We have been serving clients since 1979, and we have the experience to win your case.
Wrongful Death Law in Virginia
Virginia’s wrongful death statutes are found in Virginia Code Sections 8.01-50 et. seq. The damages recoverable in a Virginia wrongful death case are based on the losses the surviving family members have sustained by virtue of the death of their loved one. Virginia Code Section 8.01-52 enumerates the categories of damages that may be awarded to family members in a wrongful death action, which are quite broad, ranging from the income and services lost as a result of the death of the decedent to the grief, anguish, sorrow, and loss of companionship suffered by the surviving family members.
What Are Wrongful Death Lawsuits?
Wrongful death lawsuits are actions created by statute. The elements of damages for wrongful death vary from state to state. Consequently, it is essential for the family’s trial lawyer to be well versed in the applicable law.
Categories of Wrongful Death Actions
Wrongful death actions can be the result of virtually any type of negligent act or intentional misconduct.
The most common wrongful death actions involve:
- Car accidents and automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian / bicyclist accidents
- Large truck accidents and tractor-trailer accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products, invoking product liability law
- Premises liability
Choosing an Experienced Wrongful Death Trial Lawyer
Successfully developing and proving a case requires a wrongful death lawyer in Richmond who has the experience and knowledge necessary to navigate all of the issues involved in proving both the underlying negligence action and the damages suffered by the family as a result of the wrongful death. It is recommended that families seeking counsel for a wrongful death case, select a trial lawyer who has a proven track record in successfully handling wrongful death cases—a lawyer who has demonstrated that he / she knows how to obtain a full and fair recovery for the surviving family members.
Relentless Devotion. Proven Results.
Every one of our trial attorneys at CSFGB has substantial experience and a proven track record in handling wrongful death actions. In addition to the numerous experts we routinely enlist to prove the underlying negligence or malpractice of the defendant, we also often retain economists, grief specialists, forensic pathologists, and numerous other experts in proving the wrongful death and the damages suffered by the surviving family members.
Our Richmond wrongful death attorneys have a proven track record in wrongful death cases, with many recoveries exceeding $1 million and spanning virtually every category of negligence, including automobile accidents, truck and tractor-trailer accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and premises liability. Even better, we work to provide our clients with the full and direct attention they deserve, keeping our case volume low and our resources available.
Contact CSFGB for a Free Case Evaluation at (888) 337-0477
Our firm provides free case evaluations over the phone and online for your convenience. With a history that extends back to 1979, you can rely on our legal experts at Cantor Stoneburner Ford Grana & Buckner for tough, committed advocacy to clients. We have a reputation for winning and a track record that includes over 85 individual recoveries over $1 million. This track record of relentless devotion and proven results is what sets our team apart as among the best lawyers in the nation for personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Call our Richmond law office at (888) 337-0477 to arrange your complimentary case evaluation with a member of our caring team.