A wrongful death is defined as the loss of life to a person as a result of another's actions. Whether the act was intentional or unintentional is of no consequence. If an individual or entity causes harm to another person and the injuries sustained result in that person's death, then the individual may be held liable for wrongful death. A wrongful death claim has no correlation with criminal action, meaning that even if the defendant is cleared of criminal charges, the victim's family may still be able to pursue civil action for wrongful death.
Though pursuing a lawsuit will not bring your loved one back, we at Burgess & Perigard in Fairfax, Virginia will ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions. Our team of wrongful death attorneys can help relieve the financial burden placed on you and your family by bringing the responsible individual or parties to justice.
A wrongful death claim may be filed against anyone or any institution that was legally at fault for a person's death. This can include:
Whether it's a car accident or a medical malpractice suit, the surviving family members or other real parties in interest may file a wrongful death claim in behalf of the deceased to cover pain and suffering, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and lost wages. Contact our legal team of experts here at Burgess & Perigard in Fairfax, Virginia to help you get started with a free consultation.
Insurance companies often attempt to obtain the lowest settlement possible. It's important to have the knowledgeable law firm of Burgess & Perigard in Fairfax, Virginia on your side who knows how to deal with insurance companies, what to expect, what questions to ask, and ways to approach certain scenarios to provide the best outcome for you, the client.
Burgess & Perigard is knowledgeable of wrongful death litigation cases and will fight for you every step of the way. In most cases, we offer our legal services on a contingent fee basis, meaning we only get paid if you do. Since our success is dependent on your success, you can rest assured we will work hard to ensure you are represented fairly in court.