Wrongful Death

A Florida man died Saturday after sustaining serious injuries in a hit and run accident on Bedford County’s VA Route 122 Friday night.  Sean McQuaid, was struck by a vehicle from behind.  The vehicle believed to be a newer model Ford Edge, sped away from the scene.  McQuaid was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital in Roanoke, [...]

Is The Tough Mudder Worth Dying For?

by Paul Thomson on April 26, 2013

in Wrongful Death

Looking for something fun and exciting to post on your Facebook Page?  Something that says to your friends, “I’m adventurous, in great shape, and living life to the fullest!”  Well, some would have you believe that pretending to be an elite military professional on an Obstacle Race Course  on a Saturday afternoon is just the [...]

In Virginia, where the injuries cause the death of the person, the recovery is limited to a wrongful death claim.  A claim cannot be brought for both personal injury and wrongful death. An experienced wrongful death attorney like Paul Thomson can help Virginia and West Virginia residents like you with your wrongful death claim – [...]

In Virginia, wrongful death settlements must be approved by the Court.  The Court approves the amount of the settlement, the attorneys’ fees and costs, and the apportionment of the proceeds. An experienced, wrongful death attorney like Paul Thomson can help Virginia and West Virginia residents like you with your wrongful death claim. Call today for [...]

There is no “rule of thumb” with respect to how long it takes to pursue a wrongful death claim to conclusion.  I personally have had cases take just a few months, and others that have taken nearly two years. Factors such as the complexity of the cause of death, as well as the number of [...]

In Virginia, unadopted stepchildren whose origins are not of the deceased do not qualify as beneficiaries entitled to distribution of funds from the wrongful death verdict or settlement. An experienced wrongful death attorney like Paul Thomson can help Virginia and West Virginia residents like you with your wrongful death claim – 540-777-4900.

In Virginia determining the beneficiaries of the deceased who will be allowed to collect from any settlement or verdict is determined by statute.  The beneficiaries are determined as of the date of the verdict, not the death. An experienced wrongful death attorney like Paul Thomson can help Virginia and West Virginia residents like you with [...]

In Virginia the first thing to do if you think you might want to pursue a wrongful death case for a loved one is to have the case reviewed by an attorney.   Wrongful death cases are usually considered to be very large cases. You want to find an attorney who has successfully handled wrongful death [...]

In Virginia, the statute of limitations for pursuing a wrongful death case is generally two years from the date of the death. An experienced wrongful death attorney like Paul Thomson can help Virginia and West Virginia residents like you with your wrongful death claim – 540-777-4900.

Why Should I File A Wrongful Death Claim?

by Paul Thomson on June 26, 2012

in Wrongful Death

In Virginia, the following damages are available for a wrongful death case: Sorrow Mental Anguish Solace which may include society, companionship, comfort, guidance, kindly offices and advice of the decedent Compensation for reasonably expected loss of (i) income of the decedent and (ii) services, protection, care and assistance provided by the decedent Expenses for the [...]