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Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyer

If a person dies from the careless or reckless actions of another person or entity, the surviving family may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Many families rarely consider speaking to a Virginia personal injury lawyer after a death. Emotions are running high, and there are many preparations you must make. One of the steps you should take is to speak to RVA Personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your legal options as soon as you can. 

Causes of Wrongful Death 

A wrongful death happens when a person dies from another individual or entity’s negligent inaction or action. Death can happen anywhere for any reason. Some of the most common accidents that lead to wrongful death include:

These are just some of the accidents that could lead to a wrongful death case. Whenever someone does not take proper care, and someone dies as a result, it might be considered wrongful death. Speak to a Virginia wrongful death lawyer at RVA Personal Injury Lawyers to determine if you have a claim. 

Damages You Can Pursue

Our legal team will thoroughly investigate your case and assess how this loss has impacted you and your family. We will seek the maximum compensation available so your family can recover some semblance of justice. You should be aware that there may be damage caps in certain situations. 

Once your Virginia wrongful death attorney assesses your circumstances, we will evaluate which of the following damages you may be eligible for including:

  • Hospital and medical bills 
  • Funeral and burial expenses 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Mental anguish 
  • Loss of companionship 
  • Loss of income that the deceased would have contributed 
  • Services the deceased would have rendered to the family

These are only a few examples, as each case is unique. 

Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Surviving families are generally eligible to file wrongful death claims in Virginia. However, there are some stipulations for who is eligible. It can either be a beneficiary or a personal representative of the estate. Some beneficiaries that may be eligible to take legal action include:

  • Spouses and children of the deceased. These are the first parties who can be eligible. Grandchildren can also qualify if the spouse and children are deceased. 
  • When there is no spouse, children, or grandchildren, the next family members who can file are parents or siblings. 
  • In cases where there are no children but there is a spouse, the spouse and the deceased’s parents may be eligible. 
  • When none of the above parties are left, other relatives of the deceased can take legal action. 

Discuss your eligibility with a Virginia wrongful death attorney from the RVA Personal Injury Lawyers.

Contact a Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyer 

Your family is likely suffering enough to also endure financial hardships due to losing a loved one. At RVA Personal Injury Lawyers, we have handled numerous wrongful death claims for surviving families. A wrongful death claim can offset some financial losses and hold wrongdoers accountable. Call RVA Personal Injury Lawyers at (804) 915-1611 to schedule an initial consultation.


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Why Choose RVA Personal Injury Lawyers?

There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:


We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.


Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.

Personalized Attention

We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.

No Fee Until We Win

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.

If you’ve been injured in Virginia at no fault of your own, contact RVA Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers specific to your case, please give us a call at (804) 915-1611 or contact us online.

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.

For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.

What is the amount of a verdict or settlement based on?

In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:

(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;

(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;

(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;

(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;

(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;

(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;

(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and

(8) Any property damage sustained.

Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage

Is there a cap on how much compensation I can receive?

There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases. 

There is also a cap on punitive damages. 

Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.

What makes RVA Personal Injury Lawyers different?

Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.

We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent. 

How much is our Attorney’s Fee?

Nothing until we win your case.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.

If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.

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