Danville Wrongful Death Attorneys
When someone dies as a result of injuries sustained in an accident, the victim’s spouse and other surviving relatives must deal with the financial burden brought on by the death. This includes medical bills, burial costs, and in many instances, the loss of household income.
At the law firm of Haymore & Holland, P.C., in Danville, Virginia, we understand that no amount of financial compensation can be considered a fair result for people who have lost their loved ones. However, it is important in the long term to seek full compensation for your tragic loss in order to ensure that your grief is not compounded by undue financial burdens.
We understand the emotional pain that a tragedy like this causes. Our Danville wrongful death attorneys make every effort to resolve your case on favorable terms as efficiently as possible, often without the need for prolonged litigation.
Proving Negligence In Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death lawsuit is extremely complex. It must be proven that someone else’s negligence directly resulted in the death. Through our extensive work with medical malpractice and personal injury cases, we have established strong professional relationships with important medical experts and other specialists who can strengthen your case and testify on your behalf if necessary.
This burden of proof is especially important in Virginia, which is one of three states along with the District of Columbia that adheres to a doctrine known as contributory negligence. This law holds that if a person who was injured or killed in an accident was negligent in any way and contributed to the cause of the accident, that individual (or his or her family) cannot recover any money in a lawsuit.
In other words, it is imperative that you prove the other party was completely negligent in his or her actions and caused the accident that resulted in your family member’s death. Enlisting the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer is a smart move to accomplish this critical step.
Contact A Pittsylvania County Fatal Accident Attorney
We encourage you to meet with a wrongful death attorney as soon after your loss as possible. He will review the facts of your negligent death case and provide a straightforward assessment of what you might expect in terms of an outcome. Call 434-688-4895 or 866-576-5905, or use the contact form on this website to schedule an appointment.