If you think that a loved one’s unexpected death was caused by someone else’s negligent, reckless or malicious behavior, it may be in your best interest to talk to a wrongful death law firm Virginia families recommend. Because wrongful death and personal injury laws differ from state to state, if your tragedy occurred in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, or the surrounding areas, a law firm that has lawyers licensed to practice in these jurisdictions may be able to help you determine whether the death of your loved one warrants a wrongful death personal injury claim.
If you think you may need a law firm that will treat you and your family with compassion and respect while fiercely and tenaciously fighting the party or party that caused the death of your loved one, Cohen & Cohen is available to help. A member of our experienced legal team is available to discuss your situation and to give you a free case evaluation. Having a lawyer explain the legal aspects of your situation may help you and your family make more informed decisions about what your next steps should be. Someone is available to take your call at all hours of the day or night, 365 days a year. For a reliable wrongful death law firm Virginia and the surrounding areas can count on, contact Cohen & Cohen, today.
Money cannot bring back a deceased loved one nor can it take away a family members anguish and grief but it can help a grieving family to get through very difficult times. It does not matter whether your loved one was the primary breadwinner in the family, a stay at home parent or homemaker, or an innocent child that never had the opportunity to earn a paycheck, a wrongful death victim’s remaining family members may be entitled to compensation from the party that is guilty of causing their death. Some of the reasons a family may seek compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one include but are not limited to:
– Emergency services
– Medical bills
– Hospital bills
– Funeral and burial expenses
– Loss of income
– Loss of childcare and/or household management
– Loss of consortium (loss of spousal companionship)
– Loss of parental guidance
– Loss of sibling companionship
In addition to compensatory damages, which are damages measured by the harm suffered by an injured person, a family may be entitled to punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded in certain circumstances as damages that are awarded in addition to actual damages. Typically, punitive damages are awarded as a punishment to the defendant, when the defendant’s behavior is found to be especially harmful. In the case of tort liability, if the plaintiff can prove that the defendant engaged in wanton and willful misconduct, the court may choose to assign the defendant to pay punitive damages to the defendant.
To better understand the rights of your family and your deceased loved one, contact the highly rated wrongful death law firm Virginia residents can rely on, Cohen & Cohen