Virginia Wrongful Death Attorney
When a loved one dies in an unexpected accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it can be difficult to accept. The lives of parents, wives, husbands, and children change in an instant as they attempt to cope with the pain, mental anguish, and sorrow caused by a wrongful death. Questions arise about medical bills, funeral bills, and other financial obligations.
Personal injury and wrongful death attorney Ed Meade at The Meade Law Firm represents the surviving family members of those killed due to the negligence or wrongdoing of others. He brings the legal experience and personal dedication that can help you receive the highest possible compensation for the loss of your loved one. His goal is to ensure that those responsible for a wrongful death fully honor the rights and entitlements of the surviving family members. Mr. Meade has earned a reputation throughout Virginia as a well-prepared wrongful death attorney who helps families pick up the pieces after a tragic loss.
The Virginia Wrongful Death Act allows the decedent’s personal representative to bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the decedent’s family members. The damages that may be recovered include:
- 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 expenses
- Sorrow, mental anguish, and solace
- Punitive damages in cases of willful and wanton conduct
Wrongful death attorney Ed Meade is a skilled and compassionate Virginia lawyer who is ready to assist and guide you through the difficult issues that arise when there has been a wrongful death. While a wrongful death case cannot bring your loved one back, it can provide your family with some security and certainty in a time of uncertainty. It can help a surviving parent pay bills. It can help a child go to college or receive valuable training. Mr. Meade will work hard to make sure the insurance company knows the full extent and depth of your loss.
The term “wrongful death” refers to a death that is caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, corporation, or entity. The goal is to hold the at-fault individual or corporation and their insurance company accountable. In some cases, additional damages may be pursued in order to deter the conduct that caused the wrongful death.
In a wrongful death action, consideration is given to the earnings the decedent would have provided to his or her family had they lived. Survivors may also receive compensation for medical and funeral expenses, estate administration expenses, survivor’s emotional pain and suffering, and sometimes even punitive damages. The amount of damages awarded will depend on the survivor’s relationship to the decedent.
Wrongful death cases are always very emotional. You should never settle with the insurance company before consulting with an experienced wrongful death attorney. Please call attorney Ed Meade today in order to schedule a confidential, free consultation. We want to help. (804) 377-2273.