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What You Need to Know if You’ve Lost a Loved One in a Virginia Accident

It seems like everyone has something that they want from you after the tragic and unexpected loss of your loved one. Funeral arrangements have to be made, insurance claims have to be made, and legal documents need to be changed. Many details need attending to at a time when you are emotionally and, perhaps, physically overwhelmed. 

While there may also be legal details that are important for a potential Virginia wrongful death case, you need to know three important things before you can consider filing such a case.

The Three Things You Need to Know Now

The three things that our Fort Royal wrongful death lawyers want you to know in the days following your loved one’s fatal accident are that:

  • Filing a wrongful death claim is neither greedy nor disrespectful. You will not profit from your loved one’s death. Instead any potential recovery that you make will compensate you for your financial loss and may try to compensate you for your emotional loss. For example, you may be able to recover for your loved one’s lost income, funeral expenses, and your emotional suffering. This is not a profit, it is not greedy, and it does not disrespect your loved one’s memory.
  • A wrongful death recovery will not solve your problems, but it may help. Unfortunately, there is no adequate way to compensate you for the loss of someone whom you love. However, the financial compensation may help solve the financial problems caused by your loved one’s accidental death.
  • You do not have to make important legal decisions alone. There is help available from Fort Royal wrongful death attorneys.

As you grieve, it can be very difficult to look to the future and take the necessary steps to protect yourself. However, those steps are also important.

Call a Fort Royal Wrongful Death Attorney When You Are Ready

When you are ready to learn more or to make sure that your legal rights are being protected while you grieve, we encourage you to contact our wrongful death lawyers directly by calling (540) 636-7100 or (888) 534-5346.

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Andrew Thomas is an experienced civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.