How do I know if I have a wrongful death case in Virginia? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Negligence, recklessness or intent on the part of the person or organization that is responsible for a person’s death justifies filing a wrongful death insurance claim or civil lawsuit. You can take legal action for a wrongful death if you are authorized to act on behalf of the estate of the person who died.

As Virginia wrongful death attorneys, my colleagues and I concentrate on cases involving negligence, such as medical errors or car crashes, and from recklessness, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

A person authorized to act on behalf of a wrongful death victim’s estate can be a parent, brother, sister, other family member, executor or trustee.