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The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can be overwhelming. If that loss happened due to the negligence of others, it can be devastating. Such a loss might be the result of an automobile accident, the negligence of a physician or hospital, the defective or dangerous characteristics of a product (including pharmaceuticals or food supplements), negligence or violations of civil rights by governmental authorities, or the result of many other types of tragic circumstances.
In Virginia, as in most states, statutes have been enacted which now allow surviving beneficiaries to seek justice through the courts by pursuit of what is referred to as a wrongful death action.
Often, insurance agents and representatives of insurance companies try to contact dependents or heirs of the victim in a wrongful death case. They will offer settlements that may appear reasonable at the time to those who are grief-stricken and emotionally unable to cope with long-term decisions. It is always to your benefit to consult with an experienced and competent Virginia lawyer who knows your rights and the compensation allowed under Virginia law before accepting any kind of settlement from an insurance company.
The lawyers at LichtensteinFishwick PLC P.L.C. have extensive experience in handling wrongful death actions. We have the capacity and resources to investigate and research the facts and law of each case effectively and to integrate our work into an aggressive prosecution.
If you suspect that the death of a loved one could have been avoided, the lawyers at LichtensteinFishwick PLC P.L.C. will provide a free consultation and evaluation of your legal rights and the legal responsibilities of third parties. The decision of whether and how to pursue legal action will be yours, but the advice of experienced and competent attorneys is crucial to making the right choices.
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