Virginia residents who have suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of another party's negligence may be facing financial ruin. A brain injury may require ongoing medical care and often results in mounting medical expenses. Depending on the severity of the injury, a victim may be unable to pursue recovery of damages without the assistance of an experienced attorney to protect his or her interests.
The sudden loss of a loved one can be devastating. Not only does the family have to find a way to deal with a family member's premature death, but they must also deal with the financial impact of that loss. A wrongful death claim may not help with a family's grief, but it could help defray the financial deficit created by a victim's absence.
After a man drowned to death while in police custody, a special prosecutor has now declined to bring criminal charges against the state trooper who held the man in custody. The prosecutor determined that the trooper's actions before and during the fatal accident did not constitute criminal recklessness. However, the family will still be able to pursue a wrongful death suit against the trooper and/or any other third-party deemed negligent, if they chose to do so. Any Virginia family who has suffered a similar loss may also be able to take legal action.