Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorney

A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. In Virginia, this can be a result of a car accident, truck accident, burn injury, or any other serious accident. With each case, we pride ourselves on holding the party that caused your loved one’s death accountable – in court if necessary. We will fight for the compensation you deserve to cover damages such as funeral expenses, loss of future income, services, medical expenses, and more.  If a loved one has died due to the wrongful act or neglect of another, contact Gray today for a free legal consultation. Because time is of the essence in wrongful death cases, it is important to contact Gray as soon as possible.

Why Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney

One of the most traumatizing experiences one can go through is losing their loved one. The thought of not being able to see someone alive for the rest of your life leaves a permanent mark on you. The pain is even worse when the death is due to someone else’s ignorance. One of the ways to get some form of relief and comfort is seeking justice by taking legal action against those responsible for your loved one’s death. Doing so requires the help of a wrongful death attorney. Gray Broughton Injury Law highlights the main reasons why you need an attorney for the case.

1.    To increase chances of you getting compensated

An attorney is someone with a legal background and experience that allows them to pursue a case effectively. Also, given the fact that losing a loved can cause someone to be emotionally unstable, an attorney becomes the most suitable person to pursue legal action against the persons responsible without making irrational decisions. This will increase the chances of your presenting a strong case that will warrant your compensation.

2.    Preservation of evidence

To present a strong case against the offenders, there needs to be strong evidence against them. It is almost impossible for one to be allowed to monitor and protect the evidence. This can present a window of opportunity for the accused party to tamper with or steal crucial evidence for your case. Having an attorney will ensure that the important evidence crucial for your case is protected.

3.    An attorney can help locate and interview key witnesses

Apart from the evidence available, witnesses, also, play a very important role in a case and can help strengthen your argument. The right attorney is one with the necessary resources to pursue these witnesses and interview them for your case. This is something that may not be easy for someone if they do not have an attorney.

4.    Spearheading compensation negotiations

While you might be hurting and feeling the impact of losing your loved one, insurance companies are usually out to make money. They will always look for the slightest ground not to meet their compensation obligation. Having a wrongful death attorney who is knowledgeable of how to handle insurance claims can help guarantee you that you will receive compensation. They will use the knowledge of their experience and the facts presented by the evidence at hand to argue a compensation amount.

5.    Objectivity

Pursuing justice for a lost loved one can be a bit tougher than it seems. Intense emotions are usually in play, and this can cause one to lose sight of the objective. This is not conducive, especially when in a courtroom. Having a wrongful death attorney will ensure that the case is handled with objectivity and that the strongest case is presented. They are able to handle the case with a clear head and the right focus.

6.    Filing a lawsuit

Being familiar with the legal landscape, an attorney will be able to handle the court process on your behalf effectively. The court process can be a bit difficult if you are pursuing it yourself, especially if you are not familiar with the process and the environment.

7.    Meeting the set deadlines

Time is of the essence in wrongful death cases. There is usually a specific period set within which one should have filed their wrongful death claim and appear before the judge. Adhering to these schedules when you are emotionally unstable can be a bit difficult, and that is where the role of a wrongful death attorney comes to play. A wrongful death attorney will make sure that all the elements of your case are presented to the court in time and that the case is handled as fast as possible. After all, having the case settled early will offer you some level of comfort and peace of mind.

8.    To secure your economic future

In addition to the emotional torture that comes with losing a loved one, there is a possibility of entering into a financial crisis. There are the medical and funeral costs that have to be paid which are often unbudgeted for. Other loses might follow thereafter like the loss of the deceased person’s income, mental health problems resulting for the loss and many other related issues. Hiring an experienced attorney will ensure that your economic future is secure by arguing and pressing for a more effective and desirable compensation plan.

9.    Allows you time to grieve

With an attorney, you get the time to grieve your loved one while the attorney commences the process of seeking compensation for wrongful death. The grieving period is very crucial in ensuring someone’s emotional and mental stability.

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences that change someone’s life completely. The fact that the death was caused by someone else’s negligence makes things even worse. The good thing is that you can always pursue justice for your loved one and having a wrongful death attorney will go a long way in ensuring that you get compensation.