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Prince William County Wrongful Death

Coping with the death of a loved one is always a difficult process, but in cases of wrongful death, there may be even more emotional distress and financial hardship to consider. At the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers, we understand the challenges of coping with wrongful death, and we stand by our clients to ensure that they receive the compensation they deserve to cover funeral expenses, emotional stress, and the lost wages of a deceased loved one who was relied upon for household income. There are many different types of wrongful death cases we can take on, and in every case, we will offer the extra guidance and support your family needs to get through this tough situation.

Prince William County  Wrongful Death

What Constitutes a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims may be made when an individual’s death is due to the legal fault of another person or organization. Any fatal accident—including auto collisions, medical malpractice, product failure, or accidents related to controllable environmental hazards—may be met with a wrongful death case. In wrongful death claims, your attorney will work to build a case based on the neglect of a particular party or intentional actions that led to the death of another person.

  • Negligence – Negligence may be related to fault in an auto accident, failure to create safe working conditions, or product liability. There may be direct negligence such as an individual becoming intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle, or a more indirect claim against the person who sold an impaired driver alcohol or the owner of the establishment where a drunk driver was drinking before getting behind the wheel.
  • Intentional Actions – In some cases, there may be a clear intention that has led to wrongful death. For example, individuals may face civil wrongful death cases following a criminal trial, even if guilt was not proven in the criminal trial.

Who Can Seek Compensation?

In many cases, immediate family members, life partners, and financial dependents will be the individuals seeking wrongful death compensation. However, there may be other plaintiffs with the legal right to seek a claim. This may include distant family members or non-relatives who may still suffer financially following the wrongful death of an individual.

Who May Be Held Accountable?

As you build your wrongful death case with an attorney, you will learn that there are many possible defendants in a wrongful death claim. Individuals, employers, manufacturers, and government organizations may all be the target of wrongful death claims, and identifying all possible parties at fault is important to building a strong case.

For representation in a wrongful death case in Manassas, Fairfax, or Woodbridge, call the Auto Accident Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers at (703) 330-6300. We provide free consultations, and we are solely dedicated to auto accident and wrongful death cases.

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