Loudoun County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one suddenly is a shocking and painful experience. When someone else’s negligence caused your loved one’s death, it can make a tough situation even more trying. At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, our Loudoun County wrongful death lawyers can help get the closure you need and compensate for the sudden loss of your loved one.
We know nothing can atone for the loss of your family member. We also know the loss of their financial support can affect your family, so we can seek to recover the appropriate wrongful death damages. Our family-focused team will review your case at no cost or obligation and never stop fighting for your best interests.
What Families Need to Know About Wrongful Death Cases
Losing a loved one affects every member of your family. Virginia law, though, is clear about who can benefit from a wrongful death action. The family’s representative must file the action. According to Va. Code § 8.01-53, the beneficiaries of such action can include:
- The deceased person’s spouse
- The deceased person’s children
- The deceased person’s parents
Other relatives might qualify to pursue compensation. If we accept your case, attorney Jim Parrish and his team will clarify eligibility. Our law firm will also explain relevant timelines and other state laws that affect your family’s compensation case.
Our Loudoun County Wrongful Death Lawyers’ Practice Areas
If your family lost a loved one in a negligence-based accident, you have our deepest condolences. You also have our commitment to helping your family pursue fair and appropriate financial compensation.
Our wrongful death lawyer helps Loudoun County, Va., families who have lost a loved one in the following accidents:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability cases
This list is not exhaustive. The best way to understand how our law firm can help you seek compensation is with a free review of your family’s loss.
Compensation Your Family Can Recover Via a Loudoun County Wrongful Death Case
In a wrongful death action, your family can typically recover the same damages your loved one would have recovered from a personal injury action. Damages we fight to recover for you can include:
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Your loved one’s funeral costs
- Your loved one’s burial expenses
- Loss of their financial contribution
- Loss of their domestic contributions
When our wrongful death lawyer serving Loudoun County represents you, we carefully detail your recoverable damages. At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we pursue favorable financial compensation and work hard to ensure your family’s case is not undervalued or underpaid.
Loudoun County’s Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases
The unexpected loss of a loved one can wreak havoc on a family. It can take time to cope with your loss and take care of your loved ones. While you do, our law firm gets to work on your case because Virginia law limits the time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Accordingly, Va. Code § 8.01-244 generally requires that you file a lawsuit within two years of the date of your loved one’s demise. Failure to file your lawsuit on time could mean:
- You cannot file your lawsuit at all.
- Your lawsuit will be dismissed without the court hearing it.
- You could forfeit your right to seek compensation.
Complying with the statute of limitations is mandatory but can be complicated since certain factors or your case can alter the filing deadline. Our wrongful death attorney will ensure the statute of limitations is correctly interpreted and file your lawsuit on time.
Trust the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, With Your Loudoun County Wrongful Death Case
Our wrongful death law firm will handle every aspect of your family’s case. To bolster and support your right to recover monetary damages, we will:
- Investigate the cause of your loved one’s demise
- Compile, organize, and submit compelling evidence
- Complete and submit all required insurance forms
- Locate and interview lay and expert witnesses
- Negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company
If your survivors’ action cannot be resolved with a financial settlement, we will represent you in court and help you keep fighting for the financial recovery you are entitled to recover.
Leave Evidence Collection to Our Investigative Team
Collecting evidence that substantiates your case can be a challenging and emotionally charged process to handle on your own. We will not tax your family with this daunting task. Instead, we will obtain a copy of your loved one’s death certificate and all records and reports that support your case. We use our collected evidence to steer your case toward a settlement versus a trial.
Learn More About How We Fight for the Families We Represent
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, is committed to providing outstanding client service. Families we have represented say the following:
- Govind Bhatt: James Parrish has done an outstanding job in handling my case throughout the whole process…I am impressed with his professionalism…I am completely satisfied with the excellent service I received…I highly recommend him to my family members and friends.
- Lesly Edward Tetteh-Agortey: A friend recommended him, and words cannot express how kind and selfless Mr. Parish and his firm have been to me and my family…I strongly recommend the Parish Law firm to everyone who needs an Attorney…my family appreciates your selfless and generous service to us.
Our founding attorney once represented insurance companies during his career. Now, he protects you and every client we represent from those same insurers.
We Will Review Your Family’s Loudoun County Wrongful Death Case at No Cost
If your family is coping with losing a loved one who suffered fatal injuries because of another person or entity’s negligence, you might be able to recover financial compensation. Our wrongful death lawyer will help your family in Loudoun County build a strong case against the liable party.
You can explore your compensation options by contacting one of our case review team members at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, today. Call us now for a FREE CASE REVIEW.