Results From a Virginia Wrongful Death Law Firm | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

clairegelas via pixabay -- family who loses a loved one to someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior needs to know they can hold the responsible party accountable. As plaintiff’s lawyers based in Virginia Beach and taking cases all across the commonwealth, we dedicate ourselves to providing grieving spouses, parents, siblings and children that peace of mind.


One of the most-heartbreaking cases we handled involved a young mother on Virginia’s Eastern Shore whose infant son died in a car crash caused by another driver. We acted quickly to obtain testimony from the state trooper who responded to the accident scene, and we conducted our own analyses of evidence. These efforts allowed us to secure large confidential settlements from the at-fault driver’s insurance company to cover the mother’s injuries and to compensate her for the tragic, preventable death of her young child.

Another case in the western part of Virginia confirmed that taking quick action on behalf of our clients produces the best outcomes. A widow hired our wrongful death law firm within days of her husband dying at the scene of a crash caused by a tractor-trailer driver. That same week, we notified the trucking company of our intent to file insurance claims, which gave us access to all the company’s and truck driver’s records that were relevant to the deadly collision.

Presented with indisputable evidence of its employee’s fault in clipping the deceased man’s car while misjudging the space available to complete a lane change, the trucking company agreed to enter into mediation. This spared our client a lengthy pretrial process and resulted in an agreement under which the woman received a settlement of $2.4 million.

These are just two examples of how we have been able to help fellow Virginians pursue wrongful death claims. We cannot guarantee similar results for every client, nor are we able to win each case. What we will always do is commit to providing our best legal advice and representation to the families who place their trust in us.