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Wrongful Death

Warrenton, VA Wrongful Death Lawyers Advocate for Families

Professional and compassionate representation during a time of grief

There is nothing worse than the pain of losing a loved one in an accident that did not have to happen. As you work through your shock and anguish, legal action may seem impossible to contemplate. But you probably realize that unless you hold the negligent parties accountable, you can never again be at peace. At a time like this, Morrison, Ross and Whelan is prepared to help. With more than 30 years of experience in catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims, we are one of Northern Virginia’s premier law firms. Our team of trial attorneys can handle the complicated legal work while you focus on what is most important: honoring your loved one and spending time with your family.

Experienced legal guidance offered with the utmost sensitivity

Our wrongful death lawyers represent grieving families in wrongful death actions arising from fatal auto accidents and other tragic events, including:

  • Construction accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents

We thoroughly investigate your claims to assemble persuasive evidence and consult with experts to strengthen your case. When you retain us to represent you, you send a sharp signal to the defendant’s insurance company that you will not accept a low settlement, but will go to court if necessary to get the compensation your family deserves.

Damages available for a wrongful death lawsuit in Virginia

Virginia code § 8.01-52 allows a jury (or a judge trying the case without a jury) to award wrongful death damages that are “fair and just.” These include:

  • Sorrow, mental anguish, and solace, which may include society, companionship, comfort, guidance, kindly offices and advice of the decedent
  • Compensation for reasonably expected loss of income, services, protection, care and assistance provided by the decedent
  • Expenses for the care, treatment and hospitalization of the decedent for the injury that resulted in death
  • Reasonable funeral expenses
  • Punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct was willful or wanton, or so reckless to show a conscious disregard for the safety of others

While no amount of money will make up for the loss of a loved one, our professional management of your wrongful death action can help ease the emotional and financial pressure on you and your family during this difficult time.

However, you must act quickly. The statute of limitations for wrongful death in Virginia is two years from the date of your loved one’s death. If you do not file an action by then, you lose your right to recover any compensation. There is no upfront cost to hire our firm to manage your case. We accept personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will not owe us a penny for our services if we cannot secure compensation for you.

Contact our Warrenton law firm for dedicated wrongful death representation throughout Virginia

Morrison, Ross and Whelan provides highly professional and compassionate legal representation in wrongful death cases. If you have lost a loved one due to negligence anywhere in Virginia, call 540-349-6262 or contact our office online to schedule a consultation. We are located just off 211 and business 29, in the heart of Fauquier County at 31 Garrett Street in Warrenton.

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31 Garrett Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Local: (540) 347-1000
Toll free: (866) 343-4971
Fax: (540) 349-4422
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  • Warrenton Office
    31 Garrett Street
    Warrenton, Virginia 20186
    Phone: 540-347-1000
    Fax: 540-349-4422
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