Wrongful death is a civil cause of action that arises when there has been a death resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person(s). Wrongful death cases can happen due to medical malpractice, car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, and in many other ways. The unexpected loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence can leave you with shattered dreams and unanswered questions about your future.
Often, the Commonwealth of Virginia will pursue criminal charges against persons who have willfully or negligently caused a death, but a criminal conviction will do nothing to help your family put the pieces back together.
In Virginia, the deceased’s personal representative can initiate a civil wrongful death claim for the benefit of the deceased’s family members. A civil action for wrongful death can help your family pay the medical expenses, funeral expenses and help compensate your family for the loss of your loved one as you face the challenges that lie ahead.
The experienced attorneys at Jessee, Read & Howard, P.C. know that the death of a family member is devastating. We are here to help you during your time of need to answer your questions and guide you through the process of putting the pieces of your life back together to build a more certain future for you and your family.
We take our oath to provide compassionate and effective service very seriously and we strive to achieve that goal as we assist you and your family through this very difficult time. Contact Jessee, Read & Howard, P.C. today at (276) 628-1089 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment.