Danville & Lynchburg Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful Death vs. Personal Injury Claims
In the State of Virginia, wrongful death occurs when the negligent or wrongful
acts of an individual or corporate entity result in the death of a person.
While there are routes to recover monetary damages in these situations,
they differ from a personal injury claim or lawsuit. While personal injury
damages are designed to compensate the victim directly, wrongful death
damages are limited to compensation for losses suffered by surviving family
members of the deceased.
Types of Damages Awarded
If you have a loved one who has died in a
defective consumer product incident,
work accident, or some other form of accident, our Lynchburg wrongful death lawyers
can help you pursue the recovery of damages. Punitive damages may be won
if willful or wanton conduct was involved, or if the responsible party
displayed reckless disregard for the safety of others. In addition to
these punitive damages, other damages regarding direct loss to family
members can be won.
- Some of the damages that you may be eligible to recover include:
- Loss of income
- Loss of services, protection, care, and assistance
- Sorrow, mental anguish, and solace
- Care, treatment, and hospitalization expenses prior to death
- Funeral and burial expenses
Supportive & Empathetic Service During This Difficult Time
At the office of Randall J. Trost, P.C., we understand that grieving the
loss of a loved one can be an extremely difficult and painful process.
During this time, few people are even considering the prospect of legal
action for the losses that they have suffered.
However, the reality is that, the sooner you file a wrongful death claim,
the higher likelihood you have of obtaining full and fair financial compensation.
Our Lynchburg &
Danville personal injury attorneys will be at your side throughout the process, providing dedicated and compassionate
service during this difficult time as we work towards a positive result.
Contact us at 434.738.2300 and schedule your