The handling of a wrongful death case in Virginia or any state is one of the hardest kinds of cases that a personal injury lawyer is called upon to handle. The need to really get to know your client by visiting the family home and perhaps going to the gravesite of their deceased loved one is critical to understanding and being able to present the losses and grief caused by someone else’s fault. Because the death of a family member in an accident is such a devastating emotional event in the life of the widow or children left behind, it is often a great blessing if the case can be resolved through agreement to settle the case at mediation if a fair value can be reached with the insurance company for the at-fault company or individual.
Our law firm prides itself on being able to achieve the best possible results at the mediation phase by really getting to know our clients, knowing how to put on a mediation presentation with real impact, and getting the job done to resolve the case without putting the family through the further pain of a full-blown jury trial. Please read more about our work in the field of mediated settlements of personal injury and wrongful death cases in a recent article written by my fellow lawyer John Cooper.