Wrongful Death

Fairfax Wrongful Death Lawyers

Fighting for Family Survivors in Fairfax, Woodbridge & Fairfax & Prince William Counties

The loss of a loved one through wrongful death is a devastating event, leaving a lasting impact on family survivors. These events not only leave family members in shock, loss, and grief but often create financial instability and a deep sense of injustice. 

At Law Office Of Andrew S. Kasmer, we understand the void left by such a loss and are committed to providing compassionate yet assertive legal representation. We aim to ensure that families receive the full measure of justice and compensation, recognizing that while no financial remedy can replace a loved one, it is a crucial step towards healing and economic security in the wake of such personal hardship. 

With 30+ years of experience and a history of record-setting results, our effective attorneys have the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to seek maximized compensation for your family's suffering caused by another's negligence or wrongdoing. 

Schedule a free initial consultation with a Fairfax wrongful death attorney by phone at (571) 350-8562. Or submit our online contact form. Hablamos español.

What Is a Wrongful Death in Virginia?

Wrongful death in the Commonwealth of Virginia is defined as a death that results from the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another person or entity. Under Virginia law, wrongful death claims are filed to seek reparations for the untimely death of an individual due to the misconduct or negligence of others. These claims are crucial for delivering justice and support to bereaved families, providing a legal avenue for holding the responsible parties accountable.

These claims can be based on various circumstances, such as:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: These are the most common causes of wrongful death, including car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents, often caused by speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving. 
  • Workplace accidents: Fatalities occurring in the workplace, particularly in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and mining, often result from inadequate safety measures, improper training, or malfunctioning equipment. Virginia law mandates specific protocols for investigating and compensating such losses.
  • Product liability: Deaths caused by defective or unsafe products, from automobiles to medical devices and consumer goods, fall under this category. Establishing liability necessitates proving that the product was inherently dangerous or the manufacturer failed to warn users of potential risks.
  • Premises liability: When fatal accidents occur on another's property due to unsafe conditions—such as slips and falls, inadequate security, or structural failures—the property owner or manager may be held liable. Demonstrating negligence requires evidence that the responsible party was aware, or should have been aware, of the hazardous condition and did nothing to remedy it.
  • Criminal attacks: Fatal incidents resulting from criminal actions, including assault, battery, and homicide, also constitute wrongful deaths. Victims' families can pursue civil litigation against the perpetrator for damages. 

Each of these causes involves unique legal challenges and requires a sophisticated understanding of Virginia's wrongful death laws.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Virginia?

In Virginia, the wrongful death claim is filed by the personal representative of the deceased's estate. This representative, often outlined in the deceased's will or estate plan, may be a close family member such as a spouse, parent, or child. 

Virginia law prioritizes these relations in the compensation distribution process, specifying that beneficiaries can include the deceased's spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, and siblings, among other dependents.

Potential Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim

Compensation awarded in a wrongful death claim may include: 

  • Medical expenses incurred by the decedent before death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost income and benefits the decedent would have earned if they had not died
  • Family survivors’ mental anguish and sorrow 
  • Value of the loss of the decedent’s companionship, guidance, and comfort
  • Value of the loss of the decedent’s family services, care, and protection

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The Need for Legal Representation

Navigating a wrongful death claim in Virginia demands a thorough understanding of complex legal frameworks and procedures. Securing the services of an experienced and competent attorney is essential. 

Our knowledgeable team can offer compassionate legal guidance through this challenging time and uphold your rights as we build your case. We aggressively negotiate or litigate on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation possible under the law. 

Law Office Of Andrew S. Kasmer is committed to providing exceptional legal representation based on professional excellence and integrity. We understand the profound impact of your loss and are dedicated to achieving justice for you and your loved ones.

Call (571) 350-8562 or contact us online to request a free case review with one of our Fairfax wrongful death attorneys. 

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