Virginia Drunk Driving Injury & Death Lawsuits
Drunk Driving Injury & Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Helping victims and their families for over 29 years.
Despite being one of the toughest DUI states, drunk driving accidents still happen all too frequently on our roads. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles more than 8,000 drunk driving accidents occurred on Virginia’s roads last year (2013), causing more than 250 deaths and 5,200 injuries.
Car accidents and wrecks, especially those that result in the wrongful death of an innocent victim, are horrific events – and the event is made all the more awful when it turns out that the at-fault driver was driving drunk.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Virginia has a strict legal system and requirements for bringing wrongful death cases. These cases must be brought by a properly qualified personal representative of the estate. Inexperienced lawyers, who fail to understand these requirements, can permanently destroy your rights.
Virginia also strictly construes the individuals who can recover for a wrongful death, otherwise known as the “statutory beneficiaries.” Inexperienced lawyers, who do not understand wrongful death law and procedures, frequently fail to gather all recoverable evidence of damage. Or worse, they fail to compensate the true beneficiary under Virginia law.
Deadlines & Dangers of Delay
Under Virginia law, it is necessary to file a lawsuit within strict deadlines imposed by law. In many cases, Virginia provides for a two-year deadline also known as a Statute of Limitations. However, a delay in an investigation can destroy your case because evidence is often lost and key witnesses can become very difficult to locate over time.
Fighting for the Fair Compensation You Deserve
Our attorneys have been helping victims injured in accidents caused by someone else’s negligence for over 29 years. We are sensitive to the needs of families in their time of suffering or great loss. We are also sensitive to the need to conduct a prompt investigation, which is necessary to prevail in the case against the person responsible. If you’d like to speak with us about your situation contact us for a free case evaluation 877-544-5323.