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Posts tagged "Wrongful death"

Can you recover pain and suffering for emotional distress?

We tend to respond to events in different ways. When something positive or exciting happens, we show clear signs of happiness. However, when something negative or sad happens, we exhibit signs of sadness or distress. When these events are more extreme, our emotions can be a very high or a very low. Take for example a fatal car accident. The loss of a loved one is a very traumatic event, causing surviving loved ones to endure much emotional pain.

The elements of a wrongful death suit

Losing a loved one is never an easy event to live through; however, because death is a part of life, individuals in Virginia and elsewhere are likely to encounter these unfortunate matters at some point. While we can understand the death of elderly and terminally ill loved ones, we are shocked and surprised by the sudden death of a family member when his or her death was caused by the negligence of a loved one.

What damages are recoverable in a wrongful death claim?

The loss of a loved one is a very challenging event to overcome. No matter the age of the person, when a loved one is suddenly taken from you because of the negligence of another party, this can be a shocking, traumatic and overwhelming time. While it might seem impossible to move past this tragedy, it is possible to process this event and move forward. While no amount of money can bring a loved one back, a compensation award could help offset the damages caused by the event.

Area car accident leaves pedestrian dead

A fatal accident in Roanoke left a 71-year-old man dead after a car went off the road and slammed in to building belonging to a local retirement community. Before hitting the building, the driver struck the man who later died and also hit a fence. The man was standing along the side of the street near a bus stop. Immediately after the accident, police stated the man had suffered serious injuries and took him to an area hospital, where the man died. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was also taken to the hospital.

When can a victim's family get punitive damages?

It is always sad when a Virginia family loses a loved one unexpectedly. In addition to the emotional fallout, there are usually financial repercussions due to unpaid medical bills, funeral expenses and most importantly, lost income. Moreover, the emotional loss has some financial value of its own.

Families deserve protection when a loved one is wrongfully killed

This blog recently discussed the remedies that may be available in a wrongful death lawsuit. A preventable death can be an overwhelming experience for families. In particular, losing a loved one in an unexpected accident due to the negligence of another party can change the lives of surviving loved ones forever. Legal options, including a wrongful death suit, are available to help families face the financial and emotional challenges they encounter following the traumatic loss of a loved one.

What are wrongful death remedies?

The loss of a loved one can be financially and emotionally challenging. The unexpected death of a loved one in an accident, such as a car or truck accident, because of another party's negligence, can in particular make day-to-day life difficult. If you have tragically suffered the loss of a loved one in a car or truck accident because of a negligent driver or other negligent party, you may wonder what legal options and remedies might be available to you.

Driver identified in fatal Roanoke accident

The driver in a fatal hit-and-run accident in Roanoke has been identified and contacted by authorities. The victim was a 34-year-old man who was killed while riding a moped. According to authorities, he was struck by a 4-door sedan. Police were looking for the car and its driver, an older white woman, and later identified and located them. Authorities spoke with the driver and continue to investigate the accident. police were evaluating and collecting evidence. At the time this post was prepared no charges had been filed in connection with the accident.

Car accident fatalities are increasing

Fatal car accidents can change families forever, which is why legal protections are available to help surviving family members. Both the first half of 2016 and the first half of 2015 saw increases in car accident fatalities. The National Safety Council recently reported a 9 percent increase in car accident fatalities from January to June 2016 when compared to the same period of time in 2015. The increase in 2016 is an 18 percent increase over the same time period in 2014. A total of 19,100 victims were killed on the roadways during the first half of 2016 in the U.S.

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