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Do beneficiaries need to be named in a wrongful death lawsuit?

Only the plaintiff and the person who died must be named in a wrongful death insurance claim or civil lawsuit.

Technically, the person named as the plaintiff is acting in place of the deceased individual and on behalf of the estate of the man, woman or child who died. How an insurance company wrongful death settlement or jury award is divided up is determined by section 8.01-53 of the Virginia Code.


Richard N. Shapiro
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