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Wrongful Death

Compassionate and Committed Representation For Wrongful Death Matters in Alexandria, VA

Experienced attorneys here to help grieving families

Dealing with the loss of a beloved family member is always difficult.  The emotional pain or possibly anger one feels is often made worse when the death was caused by the careless conduct of an individual or a business. Additional stressors and challenges can result from its sudden nature, such as the pain of not getting to say goodbye, regrets of things said or left unsaid, and questions and worry regarding income if the family member killed was a wage earner and supporter.

In Virginia, this compensation includes the following:

  • Hospital and medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • The sorrow, mental anguish, and solace of the survivors
  • Loss of financial support for dependents

In Virginia, the family members entitled to financial compensation for the loss of a loved one is determined by statute. Generally speaking, the surviving spouse and children of the deceased may be awarded damages. In addition, any grandchildren of the deceased, if the parent of that child is also deceased, are eligible to receive compensation. If there is no surviving spouse, children, or grandchildren, the parents and siblings and any other relative who was dependent on the deceased person and lived in the same household may receive compensation. If there is a surviving spouse but no children, damages may be awarded to the spouse and to the parents of the deceased.

If a settlement is reached, it must be approved by the Court. This is required to ensure that the settlement is fair to each of the survivors entitled to be compensated. If the case goes to trial, the jury determines the amount of damages to be awarded to each beneficiary.

As is clear from the brief discussion above, considering and pursuing a wrongful death claim is a complex undertaking and is one with important statutory requirements that have to be complied with in order to successfully pursue such a claim. As such, if you are considering such a claim, you must speak with an experienced attorney.

Reliable guidance during a difficult time

When a family member comes to Curcio Law after a fatal car accident or other event causing the wrongful death of a loved one, the attorneys and staff, humbled by the trust that the surviving family members have, that through the legal process our attorneys can alleviate some of their losses. Know that the personal injury team here at Curcio Law is committed to using our legal knowledge, skill, and experience to obtain a settlement, or if necessary a verdict, which fully and fairly compensates the family members for their losses.

As is true of all cases we accept for representation, all of the legal details are handled with the utmost care and professionalism to help alleviate the burden on the family. Experienced and proven legal guidance during a painful time can help the surviving family members recover a sense of justice as well as compensation for their financial and emotional losses.  No one can bring back a lost loved one, but skilled wrongful death attorneys can help families pursue the best possible legal remedies available throughout the Northern Virginia region.

Contact our compassionate wrongful death attorneys in Alexandria, VA

When dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one, you deserve professional legal assistance from sensitive and caring attorneys. Learn why Curcio Law is the right firm to handle your family’s wrongful death claim. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 703-836-3366 or contact our Alexandria office online.

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Thomas J. Curcio
Founder

Tom Curcio, the driving force behind Curcio Law, is a dedicated trial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience in Northern Virginia. He has dedicated his career to representing people who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own. He works tirelessly to obtain the compensation his clients are legally entitled to…

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Rakin Hamad
Associate

Rakin Hamad is a graduate of the George Mason Law School and joined Curcio Law as an associate in August 2018. Rakin works closely with Tom Curcio and staff in preparing cases from the initial client meeting through trial and has been a perfect fit for the firm. During law school, Rakin interned at the…

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Justin Curcio
Associate

Justin Curcio received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2015, where he was awarded an academic scholarship. During law school, he worked for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office and the law firm of Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan, LLP. Justin also spent a semester studying law at the University of Glasgow…

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Kathy McAfee
Office Manager

As the firm’s office manager, Kathy McAfee is dedicated to making sure the office runs smoothly and that the team has what it needs by way of resources, technology, and supplies to best serve our clients. Kathy graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Roanoke College in 1986 and afterward, returned to Alexandria. She began…

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Riann Winget
Legal Assistant/Receptionist

Riann Winget, a native Texan, graduated with a BA in Psychology and a Minor in Legal Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. She was a member of the varsity soccer team, Chi Omega Sorority, and was on the university board for Big Brothers Big Sisters. After graduation, she joined AmeriCorps and taught preschool…

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  • "$213,000.00 Jury Verdict, Auto Accident, Hand injury"

  • "$1,500,000.00, Auto Accident, Wrongful Death"

  • "$100,000.00, Auto Accident, Broken Leg"

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