What happens in Virginia if an accident results in a wrongful death?

In Virginia, we have what is called a wrongful death statute. This states specifically who can sue and who the beneficiaries of any judgment would be. In other words, there are laws about wrongful death in Virginia. These laws say exactly who can sue for wrongful death. The laws also say who can get money for the wrongful death case,

The law is very well defined by the statute In some ways the law is different than other accident cases that do not involve a death.

Last year I wrote some articles about the Virginia wrongful death statute. The articles are called The Virginia Wrongful Death Statute from the Code of Virginia in Layman’s Terms. The articles translate legalese into plain english. Here are the links:

The Virginia Wrongful Death Statute from the Code of Virginia in Layman’s Terms, part 1.

The Virginia Wrongful Death Statute from the Code of Virginia in Layman’s Terms, part 2.

The Virginia Wrongful Death Statute from the Code of Virginia in Layman’s Terms, part 3.

I hope you find them useful.

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