Fairfax Wrongful Death Lawyer
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If you lost a loved one due to the careless, negligent, or wrongful actions of another party, a wrongful death lawyer in Fairfax, VA, can help you recover damages including funeral expenses, loss of future income, and your own emotional pain from dealing with the loss.
Attorney Jim Parrish and his team at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, fight for those who have lost loved ones. As a former insurance company lawyer, Jim Parrish knows all the tactics used by the other side to pay you less than you deserve and will negotiate aggressively for a fair settlement.
We never collect a fee until you get paid, so there is no risk in having us on your side. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 571-229-1800.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, Can Hold the Other Party Liable for Your Loved One’s Wrongful Death
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our team has helped many clients in Northern Virginia, as well as other parts of the Commonwealth, collect damages after they lost loved ones due to the negligent actions of others. We want to put our resources to work for you.
Our attorneys can help you build a compelling case for wrongful death. For the claim to be successful, we will need to demonstrate several things:
- Another party’s actions caused the death of your loved one;
- The other party had a specific duty to your loved one and failed to uphold it;
- Because of the death of your loved one, you suffered economic or non-economic damages.
Death Caused by Another Party
We first must demonstrate that your loved one’s death resulted from the actions of another party. Our team will investigate the death, collecting evidence to show what happened and who was responsible.
We will review police or accident reports, talk to witnesses, evaluate medical records, examine photo and video footage, and study any other evidence relevant to your case.
Failure to Uphold Duty
We then must show that the other party had a specific duty to your loved one and failed to uphold it. Sometimes, the duty is clear — your loved one was killed by another driver who disregarded their duty to look out for other motorists, for instance.
In other situations, it takes more work and more evidence to establish a duty from the other party to your loved one. No matter the case, we can make it clear that the responsible party owed your loved one a specific duty, one they failed to uphold, resulting in the death of your loved one.
You Incurred Economic or Non-Economic Damages
The final element of our case involves listing the economic and non-economic damages you have incurred as a result of your loved one’s death.
Economic damages are those we can quantify in dollar terms, such as funeral expenses and the loss of your loved one’s future income. Non-economic damages are those that are more subjective and not easily quantified, such as pain and suffering, and emotional anguish.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC’s Wrongful Death Practice Areas
No matter how your loved one lost their life, we want to speak with you and find out how we can help.
Aside from providing aggressive legal representation and going after the responsible party for damages, we have a dedicated support staff eager to help with all the minutiae that arise after a tragedy.
Call us if you lost a loved one to any of the following:
We can investigate your loved one’s car accident and gather evidence against potentially responsible parties, including the other driver and the vehicle manufacturer.
If your loved one’s truck accident involved an 18-wheeler, we may be able to collect damages from both the truck driver and the trucking company.
Drivers in Virginia must watch out for motorcycles. We can investigate your motorcycle accident and show how the other driver’s negligence led to a preventable accident, causing the death of your loved one.
Pedestrian or Bicycle Accident
Pedestrians and bicyclists have many rights to the road in Virginia, and drivers must defer to them in most situations. If your loved one died in a pedestrian or bicycle accident, we can go after the motorist for wrongful death damages.
Pet owners are responsible for injuries caused by their animals, especially if they knew the pet had a history of aggression. If your loved one died from injuries suffered in an animal attack, we will investigate the owners as well as the animal itself.
To find out more, and to schedule a free consultation with a Fairfax, VA, wrongful death lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, call 571-229-1800 today.
Count on the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, Team to Help You Recover Fair Damages
You may be eligible to recover compensation for damages associated with the loss of your loved one. Our team can help you recover a settlement or judgment that may include:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Loss of income, protection, care, and assistance provided by the deceased
- Emotional anguish
- Punitive damages (if the responsible party’s actions exceeded mere negligence and constituted willful or reckless conduct)
The Virginia Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Virginia has a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death lawsuits. If we need to, we can take quick legal action to forestall any impending deadlines. To schedule a free consultation with the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, team, call 571-229-1800 today.
For a Free Wrongful Death Consultation in Fairfax, VA, Call 571-229-1800 Today
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, team is eager to speak with you and learn how we can help you recover damages for your loved one’s untimely death. We offer a free consultation and do not get paid until we recover money for you. Call 571-229-1800 for a free consultation.