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Losing a loved one is a devastating experience, and it becomes even more difficult to bear when their death is caused by someone else's negligence or wrongdoing. At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we understand the pain and grief associated with wrongful death cases, and we are here to provide compassionate legal representation to the residents of Norfolk, VA, during these challenging times.

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What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death refers to a situation where an individual loses their life due to the negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing of another party.

Common Causes of Fatal Accidents

Fatal accidents can occur in numerous ways, and each case is unique. Some common causes of wrongful death include:

  • Car Accidents: Reckless driving, drunk driving, distracted driving, or failure to follow traffic laws can result in fatal accidents on the roads of Norfolk.
  • Medical Malpractice: Negligence by healthcare professionals, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors, medication mistakes, or failure to provide adequate care, can lead to tragic consequences.
  • Workplace Accidents: Hazardous working conditions, lack of safety protocols, or negligence by employers can result in fatal accidents in industries such as construction, manufacturing, or transportation.
  • Defective Products: Poorly designed or manufactured products, such as faulty machinery, dangerous medications, or defective vehicle parts, can cause fatal accidents.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Norfolk?

In Norfolk, Virginia, the law allows specific individuals to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. Generally, the immediate family members, such as the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased, have the right to pursue a claim. However, other individuals who were financially dependent on the deceased may also be eligible to seek compensation. Consulting an experienced wrongful death attorney at Kalfus & Nachman PC can help you understand your rights and determine if you qualify to file a claim.

What Compensation Can I Recover From a Wrongful Death Claim?

Compensation in a wrongful death claim aims to provide financial support to the surviving family members for the losses they have suffered. The types of damages that may be recoverable include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses related to the final injury or illness
  • Loss of financial support and future earnings
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support
  • Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased before their passing

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Wrongful Death Claim?

While it is not mandatory to hire a lawyer for a wrongful death claim, having an experienced attorney on your side can significantly enhance your chances of success. Wrongful death cases can be complex, involving extensive legal procedures, investigation, and negotiation with insurance companies or responsible parties. By enlisting the help of our skilled wrongful death lawyers at Kalfus & Nachman PC, you can ensure that your rights are protected, and you receive the compensation you deserve during this difficult time.

Contact Kalfus & Nachman PC Today

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions, we are here to help. Our compassionate and dedicated wrongful death attorneys at Kalfus & Nachman PC have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the legal process and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for a free consultation and let us provide the support you need during this challenging time.

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