Poquoson Wrongful Death Lawyers

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Poquoson Wrongful Death Lawyers

Wrongful Death Lawyers

All workers in Virginia are entitled to wrongful death benefits for their families. While you can seek compensation on your own, hiring qualified Poquoson wrongful death lawyers will help you get the maximum compensation possible. Rutter Mills specializes in tough cases, which we have the resources to pursue and win. Call now for a free consultation or continue reading to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits.

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In Virginia, families who have lost a loved one have just 2 years to file a wrongful lawsuit. 

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Spouses, parents, children, and siblings all qualify to file a wrongful death claim. 

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What Is A Wrongful Death?

While any loss of a loved one feels inherently “wrong,” a “wrongful death” by law refers to any human being’s death caused by the negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct of another person or entity. A lawsuit may be filed on behalf of surviving family members for the loss of financial support, household services, and companionship. Even if you’re not 100% sure what happened before your loved one’s death, contacting an experienced Poquoson wrongful death lawyer ensures that a full investigation is conducted to give your family the closure and answers you need.

Who is Eligible to File?

Virginia law defines a relative as any person related to the decedent by blood, marriage, or adoption. Step and foster are included in the definition of children. Parents whose rights were terminated by a court, placing the child in foster care, may not file a wrongful death suit. People in long-term relationships who are not recognized by the state may not file for wrongful death – although a lawsuit may still be filed on a child’s behalf for the death of a parent.

Since laws change over time, it is best to ask Poquoson wrongful death lawyers if you have a case before discounting yourself. As only one lawsuit may be filed, it is essential to include all potential claimants from the start.

A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within two years of your loved one’s death.

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common reason to call Poquoson wrongful death lawyers. Workplace accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, and unsafe consumer products are other reasons to consider suing for damages. If your case is successful, you may recover compensation for sorrow, mental anguish, and losses of income, household services, companionship, comfort, guidance, advice, and inheritance. You may sue for any out-of-pocket medical expenses and a reasonable amount for funeral and burial costs.

Contact a Poquoson wrongful death attorney if you have any questions about the loss of a loved one. We offer free consultations by phone or in the comfort of our Newport News office, located less than 30 minutes from Poquoson, VA.

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TESTIMONIALS

You don’t have to worry about the bills, just get healthy.

Dave Put His Trust in Us

Don’t Fall For The Insurance Company’s Games

Dave suffered serious injuries in a car accident. The defendant’s insurance company tried to offer him a low amount so Dave called Rutter Mills. We took over dealing with the insurance and got Dave the money he needed to get back on his feet.

They enabled me to be happy in life again.

Get Back On Track

Protecting Your Future

Glenn’s car accident changed his life, but not permanently thanks to the help of his Rutter Mills attorney. When the insurance companies wouldn’t help him, our team fought back and won.

I knew I needed Rutter Mills.

Fighting For What's Right

Getting Justice

On his way home from work at the shipyard, Dan was involved in an accident. He tried to file a claim on his own, but the insurance company wouldn’t give him the money he needed to put his life back on track. Dan knew he needed to call Rutter Mills.

They actually won my case 3 times!

Larena's Win

After her car accident, Larena asked her father, a local stevedore, for his advice on who to call. He recommended Rutter Mills. Her team of car accident experts at Rutter Mills fought back when the insurance companies tried to deny her the money she needed to recuperate from her injuries. We took her case to trial – and won. When the insurance company filed their appeals, we beat them again – two more times! Larena got the money she needed and the justice she deserved.

We’re going to immediately call Rutter Mills. That’s the people I trust with my baby girl.

Who Do You Trust With Your Family?

After a car accident, Jamaree’s first call was to her mom. She was shaken up and scared. Mom told her “We’re calling Rutter Mills. Her next was to Rutter Mills. Her Rutter Mills car accident team helped her get compensation “above & beyond” what she was expecting.

They lifted allot of stress off my shoulders. I recommend them to anybody because they WILL fight for you.

Who Can You Turn To?

Referrals From Friends and Family

After John was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, he turned to the person he trusts most for a recommendation. His wife, a paralegal of 30 years, told him to call Rutter Mills on the advice of the lawyer she worked for.

They really care for you as a person. Words cannot describe what Rutter Mills did for me and for my case.

When You Need Someone In Your Corner

Don’t Go It Alone

When the insurance company tried to get Carol to sign paperwork after her car accident, she knew she needed a lawyer. Carol knew she needed Rutter Mills.

When I called Rutter Mills, I knew it was the right fit. They’re so interested in helping you get justice.

Getting The Justice You Deserve

When Mom Needs Strength

Taryn was in a car accident while she was pregnant. She knew she needed someone in her corner to protect her rights and her family’s future.

There’s attorneys, then there’s Rutter Mills.

We're Here When The Unexpected Happens

Priorities

A devasting accident changed Levon’s life forever. The physical and emotional toll left him scared and in pain. When the insurance company for the defendant contacted the family, they made an offer that did not even cover the cost of the medication, much less doctors’ bills, and physical therapy. They knew they needed to talk to a serious lawyer. Rutter Mills took care of the negotiation so Levon could focus on healing.

When you’ve got a serious injury, you need a serious lawyer. That’s why we chose Rutter Mills.

Motorcycle Accidents Change Everything

When Ed was injured in a motorcycle crash, he knew he needed a serious lawyer to protect his rights. The insurance companies were fighting him every step of the way. Rutter Mills helped prove Ed’s case and get him the money he needed to get on the road to recovery.

With the seriousness of the accident, I knew that we needed a serious lawyer. I needed Rutter Mills.

Carol & Levon's Story

They knew they needed a serious lawyer when Carol and her son were seriously injured. After the other party’s insurance company tried to get her to settle for less than she needed, Carol called Rutter Mills for help. We took on the insurance company so she could focus on healing.

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