Helping You Put The Pieces Back Together After A Wrongful Death
Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence can send shock waves through your entire family. The unexpected fatality leaves many people in significant mental anguish and depression. The loss can also create an uncertain future for the victim’s family.
That’s why it’s important to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney if you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence. At Spicer, Olin & Associates, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have been helping people in Blacksburg and the surrounding communities get fair, just compensation for their losses for over 30 years. While no one can bring your loved one back, our experienced advocates will fight diligently to reduce the financial stress you and your family face going forward.
What Is “Wrongful Death” In Virginia?
A wrongful death is a fatality that was caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Simply put, your loved one would be alive today if the other person had acted responsibly.
Because your loved one can no longer bring a civil action on his or her behalf, family members can work with a lawyer to file a lawsuit and recuperate losses. The death of a mother, father, sibling, spouse or other family member creates emotional and financial hardships. For example, it would be fundamentally unfair for a child to lose the love of a parent, be left without financial support and undergo emotional counseling while the responsible party walked away scot-free.
In Virginia, a family member or dependent has up to two years to bring an action for wrongful death. These include people such as a surviving spouse, child, grandchild, surviving parent or siblings. Some of the common causes of wrongful deaths for which we can help you recover financial compensation include:
- Car accidents
- Truck crashes
- Reckless or drunk driving
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Distracted driving accidents
- Workplace accidents and injuries
- Criminal acts
Work With An Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney
As a law firm that works with people who have lost a loved one, the lawyers of Spicer, Olin & Associates, P.C., understand the degree of mental anguish and sorrow you are experiencing. We are believers that your grief should not be compounded by financial struggles as well. By having us petition the court for fair compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income and punitive damages, you can focus on the needs of your family.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact us online or call 540-315-8799 for a free, confidential consultation. Serving our community since 1985, we are here for you when you need comprehensive, assertive and knowledgeable legal representation.