Leesburg Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one as the result of another individual’s negligence, we understand that you may be feeling hurt, angry, and at a loss as to what to do. We also understand that no amount of money or other material compensation can make up for your loss. However, a loved one’s sudden death can leave a financial strain on your family. From high medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and the loss of a household income, the deceased’s sudden departure can be financially burdensome. At Simms Showers, LLP, our Leesburg wrongful death attorneys do not want you to have to worry about finances at this difficult time in your life. Rather, you should be allowed time to grieve and to celebrate the descendant’s life in peace.
If your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death, our experienced Leesburg wrongful death attorneys can help you file a suit against the liable party. By thoroughly evaluating the circumstances of your loved one’s death, we can build a strong case and help you recover the compensation necessary to make up for the loss of income and any other expenses that accrued as a result of your loved one’s parting.
Common Wrongful Death Claims
At Simms Showers, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys are adept at helping clients recover damages for the following types of wrongful death claims:
- Medical malpractice;
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Workplace accidents;
- Drunk driving accidents;
- Dangerous drugs and products;
- Accidental poisonings;
- Unintentional falls; and
- Irresponsible gun ownership and negligence.
We also serve the families of victims of other types of wrongful deaths. If your loved one passed away due to the negligent acts of another individual, our Leesburg wrongful death attorneys are here to advocate for your rights and ensure that your loved one receives the latent justice he or she deserves.
Proving Liability in a Leesburg Wrongful Death Suit
At Simms Showers, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys understand the intricacies of wrongful death laws in Virginia and know that proving causation can be difficult. However, in order to win a wrongful death suit, the burden of proof is on you to prove the defendant liable. In order to prove liability, you must present evidence supporting the following:
- That the defendant owed the victim a duty of care;
- That the defendant breached that duty of care by acting negligently;
- That the breach of duty was the direct cause of the victim’s death; and
- That damages were actually suffered (i.e. death).
Consult a Leesburg Wrongful Death Attorney
At Simms Showers, LLP, our wrongful death attorneys aim to help clients use the law to their advantage when they have been wronged. If your loved one died as the result of the negligent, belligerent, reckless, willful, or wanton actions of another individual, you deserve to be compensated for your loss. To consult with one of our Leesburg wrongful death attorneys regarding the next steps you need to take to pursue a successful wrongful death claim, contact Simms Showers, LLP at 703-457-1793 today.