virginia wrongful death lawsuit
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.
by | July 29th, 2013
July 29, 2013
The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuit filed on behalf of a University of Virginia Lacrosse player allegedly murdered by her estranged boyfriend will go to trial. Court documents indicated the hearing will begin September 29, 2014, and last approximately two weeks.
According to NBC 29 News, the suit stems from an incident that occurred in May 2010 at the victim’s apartment, located on 14th Street in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police believe the accused kicked in the door of the apartment, got into an argument with the victim, and killed her by striking her head against the wall.
The victim’s family filed the suit, claiming the accused’s negligent behavior that evening was the direct and proximate cause of the victim’s death. So far, the man charged in connection to the murder has denied any wrongdoing in the matter and has evoked his Fifth Amendment right not to speak in the matter.
The victim’s family is seeking more than $30 million in the suit.
One of the most important aspects of a wrongful death case is proving negligence on the part of the responsible party; however this can be an extremely complex process.
That is why the Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley hope a decision in the case will bring a sense of closure to the tragedy for the family of the victim.
by | July 9th, 2013
July 8, 2013
A Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a woman who was struck and killed while riding a bicycle along a Richmond, Virginia, road last year. Reports indicate the incident occurred this past July, along River Road on the west side of town.
According to CBS 6 News, the victim was riding her bicycle home when a vehicle being driven by a 31-year-old man suddenly struck her. Instead of rendering aid to the victim though, the driver fled the scene. The victim was later found and declared dead at the scene.
The man responsible for causing the crash later confessed to investigators, saying he believed he had hit a deer, not a person, which led to him leaving the scene. A jury disagreed and sentenced the man to three years behind bars for fleeing the scene of an accident resulting in an injury.
Now, the family of the victim has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the man who caused the crash, claiming that his negligence was directly responsible for their loss.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley are aware of the devastating effects the loss of a loved one to an unforeseen accident can have on a family. That’s why the firm would like to send their deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life and hope a decision in the case will bring some closure to their tragic loss.
by los | August 18th, 2011
August 18, 2011
Family members of a 54-year-old inmate who died while at the Virginia Beach jail have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the sheriff and the jail’s medical staff, alleging poor medical care.
The deceased checked into the jail on October 29, 2010, to serve a 10-day sentence for driving with a suspended driver’s license. Hampton Roads reports that the man told a nurse that he had diabetes and hypertension and thus needed to take medication. Though the man was given insulin, the lawsuit says he was not treated for his hypertension.
On November 3, 2010, the victim complained to jail staff of severe pain in an eye before collapsing and hitting his head on a table. He was taken to the jail’s infirmary and then back to his cell. The suit says staff believed the man was faking or exaggerating his symptoms.
Later that evening the man fainted in his cell, remaining unconscious for a reported 15 minutes.
“The inmates in his cell block began frantically banging on the window and the deputies only then removed him from the block,” the lawsuit says.
The man was taken to an emergency room in handcuffs and then transported to Virginia Beach General Hospital, where he died several days later of a brain hemorrhage.
The man’s sister, a Norfolk, Virginia resident, seeks $5 million.
Do you think that the Virginia Beach Jail’s medical staff could have done more to save this inmate’s life?
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a Virginia wrongful death, the injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley can help.