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Wrongful Death Attorney in Arlington

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There is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one unexpectedly. When tragedy strikes, it can be incredibly difficult to know what to do or how to move forward. If your loved one was killed as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional actions, you have the right to take legal action and seek compensation in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a civil action, separate and distinct from any criminal actions that may result from the incident.

At the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC, we understand that no amount of compensation can make up for losing someone you love. That being said, a successful wrongful death lawsuit can ease some of the financial burdens associated with the loss of a loved one, such as medical expenses incurred prior to death, funeral costs, loss of expected income, and more. A wrongful death suit can also be an effective method of holding the liable party accountable and ensuring that similar incidents do not occur again in the future.

To learn more, we invite you to contact our Arlington wrongful death attorney at the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC for a free consultation. Call (703) 457-1300 or contact us online.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Virginia?

Like most states, Virginia has laws regarding who can—and who cannot—bring a wrongful death claim. First and foremost, an interested party must first determine that a wrongful death has occurred. A death is considered “wrongful” if it was caused by neglect, illegal conduct, or the intentional actions of another person or entity and, had the person survived, the situation would have supported a personal injury action.

Secondly, only a “statutory beneficiary” may bring a wrongful death claim in Virginia. A statutory beneficiary is any close relative or dependent of the decedent who, by law, is eligible to recover wrongful death benefits. In Virginia, there is a strict, specific order in which statutory beneficiaries may bring a claim.

This order is as follows:

  • First, the surviving spouse and/or children or grandchildren of the decedent may bring a wrongful death claim
  • If no surviving spouse, children, or grandchildren exist, the parent(s) and sibling(s) or any person who shared a household with and was dependent on the decedent may bring a claim
  • If there are no such surviving persons, any surviving family member of the decedent who stands to receive an inheritance from the decedent’s estate may file a claim

A wrongful death claim may be brought by a single person or by several statutory beneficiaries. Additionally, if the decedent has a surviving spouse but no surviving children, both the spouse and the decedent’s parent(s) may bring the claim together.

Discuss Your Case with Our Knowledgeable Team

Wrongful death claims can be quite complex, and attempting to navigate the legal system on top of everything else you are currently dealing with can seem daunting. When you trust your case to the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC, however, our legal team will handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on healing and spending time with your family and loved ones. Our goal is twofold: first, to help you secure the compensation you need for unexpected financial losses and emotional damages. Second, to hold the responsible party accountable for the harm they have caused.

Our wrongful death lawyer in Arlington has handled thousands of injury and wrongful death cases in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. and has successfully recovered more than $25 million for his clients. We understand what it takes to effectively navigate the legal process, as well as what it takes to win. Our entire legal team is here to provide you with the compassionate counsel, attentive guidance, and aggressive advocacy you need.

Call (703) 457-1300 or submit an online request form to learn more about how the Law Offices of Ryan Quinn, PLLC can help you. We offer completely free and confidential case evaluations.

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