Richmond Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful Death Legal Cases

Losing a family member due to an automobile accident, a workplace injury or a dangerous product is likely the most difficult situation that anyone can go through – especially if that death could have been prevented.  Too many innocent victims’ lives have been taken too early due to the carelessness, recklessness or negligence of another person.

The law provides for families who have lost a loved one and the experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorneys at Geoff McDonald & Associates can help you obtain compensation in the memory of your loved one so that you can begin the healing process.

To speak with a knowledgeable Virginia wrongful death lawyer who will aggressively fight for your rights, call Geoff at (804) 888-8888.  Our No Fee Guarantee® means that you don’t pay us a legal fee unless we collect for you.

Wrongful Death Damages

There are generally three types of damages available to survivors in a Virginia wrongful death lawsuit – economic damages, non-economic damages and punitive damages.

Economic damages.  Economic damages consist of financial losses such as bills and expenses and may include:

  • Medical and funeral expenses connected to the death
  • Loss of the victim’s expected earnings
  • Loss of the victim’s expected benefits, such as pension plans or medical coverage
  • Loss of an inheritance caused by the untimely death
  • The value of the goods and services that a victim would have provided.

Non-economic damages. Non-economic damages consist of emotional losses such as pain and suffering and may include:

  • Pain and suffering – for the deceased or their survivors
  • Loss of the care, protection, guidance, advice, training and nurturing
  • Loss of love, society and companionship
  • Loss of consortium.

Punitive damages.  Although generally not applicable to wrongful death lawsuits, punitive damages – meant to punish the defendant – may be available if the wrongful death was the result of especially egregious conduct.

Geoff McDonald & Associates: Helping Families For Over 20 Years

A wrongful death can turn a family upside down – both emotionally and financially. At Geoff McDonald & Associates, we make it our job to understand your individual needs and circumstances. We know who to hold responsible for your loved one’s wrongful death, the compensation and benefits you might be entitled to, and we will aggressively advocate for you – making sure that you’re fully informed and educated about your case at every step of the way.

Keep in mind that Virginia law requires that a wrongful death lawsuit be filed within two (2) years of the date of the person’s death. If your loved one died as the result of someone else’s negligence, contact Geoff McDonald & Associates to make sure that your family’s best interests are protected.

We accept clients from across Virginia, including these areas:  Eastern Shore, Hampton Roads, Chesapeake Bay, Northern Virginia, Central Virginia, Southern Virginia, Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Highlands and the Heart of Appalachia.