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Types of Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

The sudden loss of a loved one to a car accident is a traumatic experience. No amount of compensation can bring your loved one back; however, many surviving family members find that they can achieve a sense of closure and justice by holding the negligent party responsible for the death. You can talk to a wrongful death attorney about the types of damages that you may seek. In Virginia, a wrongful death attorney can seek compensatory damages for the loss of income, care, and protection that the decedent would have provided. The accident injury lawyer may also seek compensation for your loved ones medical expenses, if applicable, along with compensation for the funeral expenses.

Virginia law allows accident lawyers to seek compensation on behalf of the surviving family members for their mental anguish and sorrow. In some cases, it may be appropriate to seek punitive damages. Punitive damages are those that are intended to punish the defendant for negligent or reckless conduct that was particularly egregious.

To discuss seeking justice for your loved one, you can contact the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers at (703) 330-6300. Our wrongful death attorney near Fairfax, VA provides compassionate legal advocacy services.

Categories: Wrongful Death, Lawsuits

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