Wrongful Death

When someone dies as the result of the negligence of others it is called Wrongful Death

Virginia law now recognizes that there is no true reparation for wrongful death…therefore, there is no dollar limit on the amount that may be recovered

Current law stipulates that only beneficiaries are entitled to recover money…

  • For a child, it is the parents and brothers & sisters.
  • For a parent, it is the spouse and children.
  • The recoverable amount is determined by statute, and generally includes the loss of support (wages for a spouse & children dependent upon them), companionship, and advice.

Sadly, we have extensive experience with wrongful death lawsuits. We believe that our responsibility to our clients extends beyond the lawsuit, to include estate administration, grief counseling, and other assistance for the families.

There is no reparation for the loss of a loved one. However, Sickels, Frei and Mims fights vigorously to help families receive compensation that will help them survive the loss.

Click here for a few examples of how Sickels, Frei and Mims has helped victims of wrongful death:

Have you suffered a wrongful death in your family?

If so…you may be unsure if it was the negligence of others that caused the death. Take this first step to find out:

Contact Us to schedule an initial consultation.

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