Alexandria Wrongful Death Lawyer
Bereaved families bring wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of a loved one who has died due to another person or organization’s negligence or misconduct. When your grief prevents you from taking legal action, hiring an Alexandria wrongful death lawyer for your case can allow a professional to take on the legal burden on your behalf.
At Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our team offers sensitive and practical legal support for our clients at this most difficult time. With a profound understanding of your loss, our dedicated team can guide you through the complex legal process to help you recover the compensation you and your family deserve.
We provide our legal services on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning there are no costs to pay upfront. Payment is only requested when we achieve a verdict or settlement offer on your behalf. Call today and find out more about how we can help at (571) 229-1800.
The Benefits of Seeking Legal Representation
Wrongful death claims can be complicated and emotionally draining. Dealing with a complex lawsuit is likely not a task you will want to face at this difficult time. It can be beneficial to seek help from a lawyer who can take action on your behalf so that you can be with your family.
The compassionate team at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, will do everything possible to make navigating the legal process easier by providing the following services:
- Investigating the circumstances of your loved one’s passing
- Seeking and collecting vital evidence to prove negligence
- Identifying responsible parties
- Evaluating the financial impact of your loss
- Reviewing settlement offers
- Negotiating with insurance companies or lawyers on your behalf
While no amount of compensation can alter the past, a just wrongful death settlement can help protect your family’s economic stability. Our legal team can help you prove that another party acted negligently, and consequently should be held financially responsible for your loss.
Help Securing Your Future Following the Loss of a Loved One
Whether the loss of your loved one happened suddenly or over some time—and was caused by another’s recklessness, carelessness, negligence, or wrongful act—you have the right to take legal action. Depending on the circumstances, an Alexandria wrongful death lawyer could help you and your family could seek compensation for the following damages:
- Your loved one’s end of life expenses, including their medical bills
- Lost earnings and future income
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship, guidance, and comfort
- Grief, anguish, and emotional trauma
- Loss of future benefits, such as medical benefits and retirement
Insurance companies representing at-fault parties frequently make an early offer to quickly settle a wrongful death claim, taking advantage of the surviving family’s vulnerable emotional and financial situation. The settlement amount rarely reflects the magnitude of your loss.
Jim Parrish’s previous career working in the insurance industry makes him well-positioned to help overcome the tactics and strategies insurers may use to underpay your claim.
If you have received a settlement offer that you think is too low or you are unsure of your legal options after losing a loved one, reach out to the compassionate team at Parrish Law Firm, PLLC. We can answer your questions at (571) 229-1800 today in a no-obligation review of your circumstances.
Instances Where a Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Be Necessary
Wrongful death actions can arise from many different circumstances. While many cases stem from accidents such as trip and falls or auto accidents, they can also result from:
Premises liability claims seek damage for fatal injuries sustained due to the failure or a person or entity to maintain a safe and hazard-free property. Examples could include slip and fall cases, snow and ice accidents, and inadequate maintenance of premises.
Defective products can include harmful medication, faulty electrical appliances, and defective mechanical components. When product designers, manufacturers, or vendors fail to ensure that their products are safe for consumers, they could be held liable for any resulting fatalities.
Fatal Auto Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 29% of all fatalities in 2018 were caused by drunk driving. We can help you fight for justice and financial recovery following the loss of a loved one in such a crash. We devote our time, resources, and knowledge to handling the various aspects of your case. Our team will support you through the legal process from start to finish.
What You Need to Know About the Things that Could Affect Your Claim
We know that worry about cost can be a barrier to seeking legal representation. In light of this, we provide our services on a contingency-fee-basis. This means there are no retainer fees, upfront costs, or out-of-pocket expenses for you to pay.
Your Alexandria wrongful death lawyer will only request payment after we attain a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Under Code of Virginia §8.01-53, the following people can file a wrongful death claim:
- Surviving Spouse, children, or grandchildren
- Surviving parents and siblings
- A dependent relative who shares the deceased’s home
- Surviving family members who are entitled to inherit from the deceased person’s estate
It is also important to be aware of laws that could affect your right to file a lawsuit under the statute of limitations imposed by the Code of Virginia §8.01-244. In Virginia, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of your loved one’s passing in most cases.
Call Parrish Law Firm, PLLC for Compassionate and Practical Legal Support
If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or organization and believe negligence to be the cause, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit. This can help you to recover the compensation you and your family may need to protect your financial well-being.
We are an award-winning legal practice serving the people of eastern Virginia. To find out more about how we can help you today, call Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, at (571) 229-1800 to discuss your situation in a free case review.