Wrongful Death

Don’t Let the Insurance Company Deny You After the Wrongful Death of a Loved One

by Staff Blogger | September 17th, 2018

Personal injury claims can help victims and their families get compensation after someone else’s negligence causes them to suffer serious illnesses or injuries. When negligence leads to fatal illnesses or injuries, victims’ families can file wrongful death claims to be compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, and loss of companionship, support, and love.

However, wrongful death claims are often treated differently than personal injury claims by insurance companies. Because the settlements are often bigger, insurance companies may push back harder against victims’ families when they pursue compensation. In addition, the deaths of victims can make it more difficult for their families to prove what happened, especially if there were few witnesses.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, our Norfolk wrongful death attorneys know how to investigate wrongful death claims to maximize the chances of getting compensation for grieving families. We do that by collecting evidence that proves another party’s negligence caused the fatal illness or injury, and then we calculate how much the family deserves for their loss. When our law firm represent you, we’ll negotiate with the insurance company to make sure your claim gets a fair look and a fair outcome from their adjusters.

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be a difficult time for families, especially when it puts them in a financial bind. We know what you’re going through, and we want to help. Call us today for a free consultation.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer after the Wrongful Death of a Loved One?

by Staff Blogger | June 18th, 2018

The grief and pain of losing a loved one are difficult to deal with, especially if their passing means that you and your family will be without the emotional, familial, and financial support that they provided. But if your loved one died as a result of another person’s or party’s negligence, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. However, doing so can be difficult without an experienced legal team on your side.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, a Norfolk wrongful death lawyer from our firm can help if you feel like you have nowhere else to turn after the loss of a loved one. Facing a future without your loved one can be frightening, but getting compensation for his or her death can help you begin building a future for yourself and your other family members.

Having a lawyer on your side can make a big difference when it comes to pursuing compensation for the following reasons:

  • A lawyer can prove your loved one’s death was preventable—There are many factors that go into fatal accidents, injuries, or incidents, and it’s not always easy to determine who was at fault or whether deaths were preventable. Our legal team knows the ins and outs of wrongful death claims, and we know what evidence to look for and present to leave no doubt in the insurance company’s mind.
  • A lawyer can help you get maximum compensation—Even if you’re able to prove that your loved one’s death was caused by negligence, the insurance company may offer only a small settlement—if anything at all. After we’ve established your loss was due to negligence, we’ll fight to maximize your chances of getting the full amount you deserve for things like lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

Contact us today for a free consultation. We know what you’re going through, and we want to help.

What Are Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths?

by Staff Blogger | March 12th, 2018

If your loved one’s death could have been prevented, you deserve answers—and compensation if their death was caused by negligence. At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, it’s our goal to help you get the damages your family deserves during this difficult time.

A Norfolk wrongful death lawyer can speak to you after your loved one’s death if you believe it was caused by another person’s or party’s negligence. One of the most common concerns we hear is whether or not surviving loved ones have a potential claim. In order for us to determine your rights, it’s vital that you contact us so that we can hear all of the details of what happened.

However, knowing the following common causes of wrongful deaths may help you as you move forward with your claim:

  • Auto accidents – Distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and aggressive drivers can seriously harm and even kill other motorists and their passengers.
  • Truck accidents – Truck drivers, companies, and owners are responsible for following strict safety guidelines at all times.
  • Medical malpractice – Healthcare professionals take oaths to “do no harm,” but their carelessness and negligence can cost patients their lives.
  • Work-related accidents – Employers have a duty to provide their workers with safe working environments, and when they don’t, fatal accidents can occur.

Those are just a few of the accident types that can be linked to wrongful deaths. Get in touch us today with for a free consultation to find out how we can help your family get the money you deserve for the loss of your loved one.

Who Gets Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases?

by Staff Blogger | August 14th, 2017

Losing a loved one is devastating. Every member of a family, regardless of age or relationship, can be deeply affected by the death of someone they’re close to, and the loss they’re grieving can be even more intense and painful if the death was due to someone else’s negligence.

In addition to the emotional challenges, surviving family members also often face financial challenges, especially if the deceased was the primary income-earner.

When a family files a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or party who may have been responsible for the death, the following people may be entitled to damages:

  • Spouses – In addition to receiving compensation for lost income, a surviving spouse can also file a claim and receive damages due to lost companionship and for the pain and suffering they experienced after their loved one’s death.
  • Children – Children who are under the age of 18 can receive compensation for the loss of a parent, as they have been deprived of comfort and support that they need during their formative years.
  • Parents – Losing a child is one of the hardest things any parent will face in life, and they can file claims for compensation for the emotional trauma they experienced and the loss of their relationship with their child.

These parties also may be eligible to receive additional compensation via punitive damages if the person or party responsible for their loved one’s death acted recklessly.

The Norfolk wrongful death attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers know how important your loved one was to you and your family, and we want to help you get the closure you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation.

The Ultimate Theft

by Staff Blogger | May 8th, 2017

People get robbed every single day. Whether your car is broken into or you’ve been the victim of a home invasion, there’s nothing that compares to the vulnerable feeling when someone has taken something that belongs to you. A wrongful death can rip a family and a community apart. It’s the ultimate theft that leaves you and your family feeling empty and in search of answers.

Unfortunately, the wrongful death attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers can’t bring your family member back, nor can we with any conviction tell you that it’s all going to be okay, because it’s not. You’ve suffered a traumatic loss, and things are never going to be the same.

However, families don’t call us to make everything okay. They call us because they know we will fight on their behalf to get them justice. The financial impact of your loved one’s death could be substantial. Beyond funeral and other expenses, you’re going to need compensation for the financial potential your loved one can no longer provide. That could be a significant amount when considering how many years were taken from them, and we’re ready to help you secure every dollar for your family’s future.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, the wrongful death attorneys at Lowell Stanley want to help. Give us a call today for a free, no obligation consultation. We’ll fight to get you the justice your loved one deserves. Contact us today.

Wrongful Death? Don’t Face the Future Alone

by Staff Blogger | March 6th, 2017

Anger. Confusion. Sadness. If you’ve had someone tragically taken from you, those are just a few of the many emotions you’re cycling through. The death of a loved one is hard, no matter the circumstances. When his or her death could have been avoided or was caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s natural to feel angry. After all, you’ve lost more than a companion; you’ve lost the potential that loved one had for the future. Now that he or she is gone, you’re left to face the future alone.

That future is going to look quite different than it would have if the careless individual or company hadn’t caused your loved one’s death. Everything that took two before must be done with only one. That’s a sad reality to contemplate, especially when you consider the financial implications. The wrongful death attorneys at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers know what you’re going through, and they’d like to help.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, give us a call immediately for a free consultation. We know your rights. We know what you’ve lost. And we’re ready to fight for your family’s future. Our investigative team will investigate the true cause of your loved one’s death and hold the responsible party accountable. Your family’s future may be determined by what you do next. Take the right first step and give us a call. We’re ready to help.

Wrongful Death: It’s About Justice

by Staff Blogger | January 16th, 2017

Surviving family members of wrongful death victims often tell us the last time they saw their loved one alive is like a snapshot in their minds. They often lament that they wish they had told that someone exactly how much they loved and cared, but they didn’t. Although that’s natural to feel guilt after a loved one passes, it’s often misplaced. You didn’t miss the opportunity to tell your loved one how you felt, it was stolen away from you, along with all the moments you and your loved one would have shared if not for someone else’s negligence.
A wrongful death case isn’t about capitalizing financially on a misfortune. It’s about getting justice for the loved one you lost. Often we take on cases that do not involve any criminal charges, even though the person who caused your loved one’s death acted in negligence or malice. We don’t believe that’s right, and neither do you. Thankfully, there’s recourse for surviving family members to get the justice they deserve for their loved one and their family, and that’s through a wrongful death case.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we’ve stood, grieved, and fought alongside a number of families in our Norfolk community, and we’re ready to do the same for you. Our firm can help reconstruct the events that led to your loved one’s death, and our attorneys want to fight to get your family the justice you deserve. No amount of money will bring your lost loved one home, but fighting for justice on their behalf can serve as a starting point for your healing.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call an experienced Norfolk wrongful death attorney today for a free, no obligation consultation. We’re ready to help your family get through this tragedy, whatever it takes.

Get Justice for Your Loved One

by Staff Blogger | August 8th, 2016

Family is everything. If we were able, we’d ensure the safety of our families every minute of every day, but unfortunately that’s not possible. They have to live their own lives, just as we have to live ours. However, when a loved one loses his or her life due to someone else’s negligence, there is something we can do to protect their memories. Call a lawyer.

A wrongful death lawsuit is one of the few ways a grieving family can get justice for a lost loved one. With an experienced lawyer, you and your family may be entitled to significant compensation that will not only honor the memory of your loved one, but will also help your family recover financially from a lifetime loss of income and any medical expenses incurred from your loved one’s accident. A wrongful death suit isn’t about getting revenge. It’s about getting justice, and we know how to get it for you.

If you lost a loved due to someone else’s carelessness, give our experienced Norfolk wrongful death attorneys a call immediately for a free consultation. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your loss, but the window of time for bringing a claim may be limited, so don’t delay. Contact us today.

$550,000 Settlement Reached in Virginia Wrongful Death Case

by | November 10th, 2014

Doctors not only have a legal and ethical responsibility to protect the well-being of their patients, but in some cases, they may also be responsible for offering the same protection to family members. This was highlighted by a recent Virginia wrongful death case that resulted in the victim being awarded $550,000 in damages.

After separating from the mother of his child, a man was required to undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine if the boy would be safe with the father during unsupervised visits. Against the wishes of the child’s mother, those visits were granted.

When the child died of “unknown” causes while under the care of the father, the mother filed a lawsuit. She claimed the psychiatrist who approved the unsupervised visits was negligent in protecting the safety of her son.

The Washington Post says the latest award comes on top of more than $650,000 the mother has received for the wrongful death of her son.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we recognize the difficulties that can come with the unexpected loss of a loved one. That’s why our team of Norfolk personal injury lawyers hopes the latest settlement will bring a sense of closure to this tragic incident for the mother and family of the victim.

Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuit Results in $3 Million Settlement

by | January 20th, 2014

January 20, 2014

When a person is killed as the result of a car or truck accident caused by another person’s negligence, the family of the victim has the right to seek compensation for their loss through civil litigation. The Norfolk Wrongful Death Attorneys with the law firm of Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley explain such a case was recently settled outside of a Virginia courtroom.

According to an article from the Claims Journal, a 27-year-old Newport News, Virginia, woman was killed June 14, 2012, along Interstate 664 in the city of Chesapeake. Reports indicate the victim’s vehicle had broken down along the highway. The driver of a tractor trailer didn’t see the broken down vehicle and plowed into its rear, killing the woman inside.

The victim’s family later filed suit against both the driver responsible for the crash and the company who hired him. The family claimed the company and driver’s negligence was directly responsible for their loss. In order to avoid a costly court battle, an agreement was reached between the three parties that the family of the victim would be paid a sum of $3 million in order to lay the matter to rest.

Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley and his team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers recognize how difficult it can be to lose a loved one to an unforeseen accident. That is why the firm hopes the settlement brings some sense of closure to the incident for the family of the victim.