February 4, 2010
The Washington Post reported the family of a 52-year-old man is unable to file a Virginia wrongful death law suit against the police department or any other type of lawsuit.
The man was shot and killed by a police office last November for suspicious of having a weapon after he was stopped by the police for running a red light. The family wants to file a Virginia wrongful death suit for this incident.
There are special state rulings that allow certain beneficiaries to file a Virginia wrongful death suit, and they were not named in the man’s will, which prevent them from doing so.
The wrongful death lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help if you lost a loved one as the result of another person’s negligence or misconduct.