The loss of a loved one is always a tragedy, but it can be particularly difficult for family members to find a sense of closure after a sudden death. If your loved one died as a possible result of someone else’s negligence, you might consider speaking with a wrongful death attorney about your legal options. In Virginia, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of the decedent’s death. Because of this deadline, it’s essential to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
First, the catastrophic injury attorney will determine if the decedent’s passing could be attributable to someone else’s negligence. A common example is when a driver causes a car accident that claims a life. Next, the attorney will determine whether you may be eligible to be a plaintiff in a wrongful death case. Generally, wrongful death claims may be filed by the close surviving relatives of the decedent, such as the surviving spouse, children, and grandchildren.
As an experienced wrongful death attorney serving Woodbridge, VA families, I understand how important it is for surviving family members to pursue justice for their lost loved ones. Contact Johnson Law Firm, PC at (703) 670-0761 and let me know how I can serve your family during this difficult time.