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What is the Virginia wrongful death statute of limitations?

The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Virginia is within two years of the death of the injured person. (Va. Code 8.01-244). A statute of limitations is the period during which one can bring a legal claim in a court of law. For claims involving wrongful death, or death at the hands of another due to misconduct or negligence, a civil lawsuit to recover damages must be brought within 2 years after the death occurs.  If claims are not brought within their statute of limitations period they will be time barred by the court. If a loved one has passed and you believe a wrongful death claim is appropriate it is important to contact a law firm like this one that has successfully tried wrongful death cases in the past as soon as possible.
Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia