Leesburg Wrongful Death Attorneys
Compassionate Assistance to Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Loudoun County
When someone causes the death of another person in Virginia, the law makes a distinction between criminal and civil responsibility. Sometimes a death is caused by simple negligence, and the last thing the responsible party wanted was for that person to die. Even if the person's actions were not criminal, a family is left without a child, a brother, a sister, a mother, or a father. For this loss, the family members have a right to compensation.
Our Leesburg wrongful death lawyers at Alex Levay Attorneys, PLLC have extensive experience representing families throughout Loudoun County who have lost loved ones in auto accidents, as a result of medical malpractice, from dangerous products, or from other types of negligence. Our firm has previously obtained verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars for our clients.
Economic & Emotional Compensation
Family members of wrongful death victims have a right to monetary compensation for the money their loved one could have earned based on his or her occupation and life expectancy. Families are also entitled to emotional compensation for their loss of companionship and support. Emotional compensation is often the largest portion of the verdict or settlement.
Respect for the Family of Wrongful Death Victims
Wrongful death cases are emotionally difficult for everyone concerned. As lawyers, we pursue justice zealously. At the same time, we are sensitive to the feelings of the family members who are grieving for their lost loved one. While the loss of a loved one must be pursued vigorously to obtain maximum compensation, it is also important to present these cases in a way that is respectful and not exploitative of those involved.
When Death Is Caused by Criminal Actions
It's not unusual for a wrongful death case to have a criminal component. For example, there may be a criminal allegation of involuntary manslaughter in a fatal car accident caused by a drunk driver. When a death is caused by criminal actions, the family can be saved a lot of unnecessary anguish if guilt is first established in the criminal case.
Our Leesburg wrongful death attorneys can shepherd your family through this ordeal so that you can be properly compensated with the minimum amount of emotional turmoil and disruption. Once guilt is established, your family can pursue a civil wrongful death lawsuit that is separate and distinct from the criminal justice system and that has different goals and objectives.
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