Personal Injury Lawyers
Roanoke & Southwest Virginia

Wrongful Death Lawyer in Roanoke

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When a loved one dies due to someone else's careless or reckless behavior, families experience a flood of emotions - grief and sadness, coupled with anger and frustration. It's hard enough any time to lose someone, but it can be even more overwhelming when the death is due to negligence.

It can be difficult to know what to do after a loss. That's why we urge you to contact us. We have the experience families need to get justice for their loved ones. We know the work we do can make a dramatic difference in the lives of the families we work with in Virginia. A wrongful death claim also is about more than compensation for the family. It's about holding the responsible individual or company accountable. It's about sending a message to others that the negligent behavior that took the life of your loved one will not be tolerated in Virginia.

If you are represented by our firm, we will conduct a comprehensive investigation into the accident or incident that resulted in the death of your loved one. We will strive to make sure your family receives the compensation you rightfully deserve. If necessary, we can even help you file a wrongful death lawsuit in Virginia or wherever your accident occurred.

It's critical to contact us promptly. Because of the Virginia statute of limitations, you only have a limited amount of time to initiate legal proceedings in a wrongful death claim.

Why should I hire Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis, PC, to help with my case?

We have a strong track record of success with fatal accidents.
DISCLAIMER: The settlements and verdicts listed here represent a sampling of the case results pursued and won by Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis, PC. Please note that every case is different and these verdicts and settlements, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case. Nor does it mean that we win all of our cases - we don't.

We recently obtained a $300,000 settlement for the widow of a car accident victim and a $268,000 settlement in a wrongful death case. This money serves a vital purpose. It allows families to pay funeral costs, medical bills and make up for lost future earnings. All of these expenses need to be taken into account.

There's no substitute for experience. Attorney William P. Davis has been practicing law since 1999 and has successfully resolved many accident cases. Fellow attorneys George "Tripp" Hunt and David B. Hart also have decades of experience working on wrongful death cases.

Case results matter here. Discover what we can do for you. Contact us. Call (866) 434-1581 and schedule a free case evaluation. Best of all, your family only pays legal fees if we win your case. You pay us no attorney fees if there is no recovery. That's because we work on a contingency fee basis. We're here for you, every step of the way. (The client may be responsible for costs or expenses related to the case).

Frequently asked questions about wrongful death claims

What types of accidents can lead to a wrongful death claim?

Fatal accidents happen for many reasons. Some of the most common wrongful death cases we deal with at our law firm include:

  • Fatal car accidents
  • Fatal truck accidents
  • Fatal motorcycle accidents
  • Fatal boating accidents
  • Fatal workplace accidents

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Who might file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Typically, immediate family members such as spouses and children and parents of unmarried children who died due to negligence can pursue compensation in connection with a wrongful death. Depending on the circumstances, other people related to the deceased may be able to take legal action. For more information, call (866) 434-1581 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Should I accept an offer from an insurance company for my wrongful death case?

Before you accept any financial offer from an insurance company for the death of a loved one, it's important to remember that you need to think long term about the financial impact of the loss of a loved one. It's not simply medical bills and funeral expenses you need to consider. How will you and your family deal with the loss of income associated with your loved one's death? You also may be entitled to compensation for other losses such as sorrow and mental anguish; loss of the deceased's care, comfort, guidance and companionship; and possibly punitive damages meant to punish the at-fault individual or company for "willful or wanton" bad conduct or recklessness that shows a "conscious disregard for the safety of others." You need to take all these expenses and other losses into consideration. Contact us. We can review the insurance company's offer with you and help you decide if you should accept it.

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Can I negotiate for more money from an insurance company?

Yes. Many insurance companies don't tell people they have the option to ask for more money after a fatal accident. Families who lost loved ones don't have to accept whatever an insurance company offers them. They may be entitled to more compensation after evaluating the extent of the damages (see the question above). Even if an insurance company insists it cannot offer more money, don't be so sure. We have routinely negotiated for more money from insurance companies on behalf of our clients.

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Should I file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Filing a lawsuit can be a very complicated, difficult legal process. That's why it's important you have an experienced wrongful death lawyer on your side, helping you sort your options. If we take your case, we can work with you and explore whether filing a lawsuit is the best way to obtain the money you rightfully deserve.

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Why should I hire Roanoke wrongful death law firm Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis, PC?

Your wrongful death claim is probably the most complicated legal case you will face in your life. Don't take chances with your future. You have too much riding on the outcome of your case. Make sure you make you case count. Contact Davis, Davis, Davis & Davis, PC.

We understand the various state and federal laws governing wrongful death cases. We know how the legal system works. We have a strong track record of success. Our skills enable us to take an aggressive approach on behalf of our clients.

This may be your only opportunity for justice. Seize it. Call (866) 434-1581 and schedule an appointment today. We have years of experience handling complicated cases throughout Virginia for more than 100 years. Put the power of our talented legal team to work for you.

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