King William County wrongful death lawyers
If your loved one suffered an untimely death, we want to help.
Nothing can prepare you for the unexpected loss of a loved one. What makes such a loss even more difficult to bear is if the death resulted from the negligent actions of someone else.
If you’ve lost a family member in a King William accident that you believe was caused by negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for losses through a wrongful death claim. To find out more about filing a claim, call GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys for a free case evaluation at (804) 413-6777.
Please note that it is important to contact a King William County accident attorney as soon as possible after your loss, because Virginia has a two-year time limit in which to file wrongful death claims. That’s why we strongly encourage you not to wait. Contact a lawyer as soon as possible.
To pursue a wrongful death claim, someone has to be appointed the Personal Representative for the deceased. This appointment must be done through the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office and is technical in nature. Although the Clerk is very helpful, the Clerk cannot give legal advice. Failure to timely and correctly qualify as a Personal Representative may end your case before it ever starts.
What is most likely to cause death in King William County?
Every time someone gets into a motor vehicle, they are at risk. Like most Americans, Virginians spend a lot of time in cars or trucks. This increases the likelihood that they may be injured or killed in a traffic accident, especially with distracted driving on the rise.
In fact, being a truck driver or delivery worker ranks in the top 10 of the deadliest occupations in the United States. King William County is crisscrossed by multiple highways and countless rural roads, making the possibility of a serious accident a real threat. In 2017 alone, three people lost their lives on King William County roads.
Two other occupations ranking on the top 10 list of dangerous jobs feature prominently in King William County’s economy: farming and construction. Logging is considered the second most dangerous occupation in America, just behind commercial fishing. Logging does occur in King William County, but it is not the major industry.
What compensation can family members receive in a wrongful death claim?
In a Virginia wrongful death claim, you can seek compensation for any of the following losses:
- Funeral and burial expenses for your loved one
- Medical bills of your loved one
- Pain and suffering of your loved one before death
- Loss of future income from your loved one
- Loss of future benefits, such as healthcare and retirement, that your loved one provided
- Loss of companionship and guidance that your loved one provided
- Loss of household services your loved one provided, such as childcare, bookkeeping, vehicle and property maintenance, etc.
- Punitive damages to punish the negligent person or company, if what they did to cause your loved one’s death was malicious or reckless
While there is no "cap" or limit on compensation that you can recover from a wrongful death caused by an accident in Virginia, there is a $2 million cap on a wrongful death caused by medical malpractice.
When you need a compassionate legal team, we’re here for you
The legal team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys understands how difficult life is following a loved one’s death. Not only are you dealing with grief, but you’re having to make serious decisions about your family’s future. We are experienced in handling wrongful death claims. We will take care of your case while you focus on taking care of your family.
For a free consultation, please call us at (804) 413-6777. GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys works on a contingency basis, so you pay us nothing until we recover just compensation for you and your family.
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- Safety Education
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During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
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