When someone dies due to a personal injury accident, the family of the deceased person has certain rights. Knowing what those rights are can be extremely confusing. Without question, the death of a loved one also can be an extremely traumatic time, which is why it’s critical you have someone on your side who can offer honest advice and help make informed legal decisions during this difficult period in your life.
Attorney Feinman will work with you and help you review all your legal options after the death of a loved one in Virginia. The decisions you make now could have a dramatic impact on the rest of your family’s lives. Talk to us and make sure you know what your rights are after the death of a loved one.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death personal injury accidents include:
• Auto Accidents
• Truck Accidents
• Construction Accidents or Workplace Injuries
• Medical Malpractice
• Dangerous Drugs or Defective Medical Devices
Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for a variety of losses. The following is a short list of typical damages we typically pursue in a wrongful death case:
• Medical expenses
• Funeral expenses
• Loss of support services
• Loss of future earnings
• Loss of inheritance
• Pain and suffering
Wrongful death claims are civil actions made by the survivors of an individual who has passed away due to the negligence or misconduct of another. In these cases, the law allows the family members of the decedent (called “distributees”) to file a wrongful death suit seeking monetary damages. The wrongful death action is designed to provide compensation for relatives who depended upon the deceased for financial and emotional support.
Wrongful death occurs when negligence, recklessness, or deliberate behavior results in a fatality. Negligence refers to the failure of an individual to behave how a reasonably prudent person would have acted under similar circumstances. To establish that a wrongful death occurred, an attorney must prove that the individual had a duty of care to the deceased, their act or omission breached that standard of care, their wrongful actions were the proximate (direct) cause of the injury or death of the decedent, and damages resulted.
Some of the most common causes of wrongful death include:
Having a loved one pass due to the negligence of another is heart wrenching. You’re forced to file a lawsuit while still in the grieving process. This is where an experienced Lynchburg wrongful death lawyer can help you navigate the process. At Attorney Feinman’s office, we work diligently on your behalf so that you don’t have to worry about the insurance adjusters, the growing medical bills, or time off of work. What you need to worry about is your and your family’s recovery.
We are on your side throughout the entire wrongful death process and will make sure that you achieve the best possible outcome for your injuries. We aim to maximize your compensation so you can heal without worry.
Our office is dedicated. Unlike many law firms, we answer our own phones and you will always be able to speak with someone at our firm who is knowledgeable about your case. We won’t make you jump through hoops to understand what’s going on. We know that this is likely your first experience dealing with the wrongful death claims process, and we want to make this as simple and straightforward as possible.
In a wrongful death case, the insurance company for the negligent party may try to argue a variety of things. The most common: pre-existing conditions or that the person who died somehow was responsible. Attorney James B. Feinman has decades of experience dealing with wrongful death claims and negotiating favorable settlements for clients. He is not afraid to take a case to trial if necessary.
Case results matter here. We also realize your case is about more than just money. It’s about justice. It’s about holding people accountable for their reckless behavior and sending a message that the careless action that resulted in the death of your loved one will not be tolerated. Your case could also prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.
Serving Lynchburg, Roanoke, and surrounding areas of Virginia, Attorney Feinman can work with you to address your legal needs, without you worrying about how much all this detail-oriented work costs. That’s because we will finance your legal battle. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay if we win.
Your case might be complicated but you shouldn’t have to worry about all the day-to-day work involved to resolve your wrongful death claim. Leave the hard work to the law offices of James B. Feinman. Put your trust in us. Contact us and schedule your free initial consultation. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help your family get your lives back on track. Call Attorney Feinman at 1-800-525-5060 or fill out our free consultation form.