Was a Loved One Taken From You Too Soon?

No amount of money can bring back a loved one who was taken from you, but if you’ve recently lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover financial compensation.

Virginia Beach Injury law helps to guide grieving families through the legal process. Our legal team has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients, so you can trust our firm to get you the justice that you deserve.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

In the state of Virginia, only certain people can file a wrongful death lawsuit for their family member or loved one, including:

  • Surviving spouse or domestic partner
  • The decedent’s children

If there is no surviving spouse, domestic partner, or children, the following parties may file a claim:

  • Other dependents of the decedent
  • Putative spouse
  • Children of the putative spouse
  • Stepchildren
  • Parents

How much time do I have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?

Like most personal injury claims, surviving family members have two years from the date of the victim’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This two year period is known as the “statute of limitations.”

What type of compensation could I be entitled to?

The compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit is intended to cover a number of costs, including:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Other Economic Damages
  • Noneconomic / Emotional Damages


If you lost a loved one because of the actions or negligence of another, you may be entitled to take legal action. Contact Virginia Beach Injury Law today to discuss your case.


If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in the Virginia Beach area or Hampton Roads, contact us today to discuss if you have a case: