Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a family member or loved one is a traumatic and devastating emotional experience. The situation becomes even more difficult to bear when negligence led to the loss of life. Wrongful death can result from medical malpractice, car, motorcycle or truck accidents and construction site accidents. A wrongful death always takes a family by surprise and the burial and unpaid medical costs can be substantial. It is important that you contact a law firm who knows how to properly handle wrongful death claims.

Our firm never rules out an option. We have obtained some of the largest monetary settlements in wrongful death cases in Virginia over the last ten years. We believe that it is important to look at every detail as early as possible in the case, as there is a statute of limitations in filing these claims. This is one of the most important legal decisions of your life. The pain and suffering you or your family has to endure is unacceptable and the appropriate parties should be held accountable for their actions.

Our firm, Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan has over one hundred years of combined legal experience and has won millions of dollars for its clients. Restitution is vital in these cases as they are one of the only ways to make you and your family whole, in financial terms. No one could possibly understand what you are going through but we can take legal action to pursue justice for your loved one and provide financial compensation for the tragic loss. We will guide you every step of the way to make the process as easy as possible.

Our firm is dedicated to each claim we file. We are committed to the families that ask for our help and we will do everything possible to fight for the compensation you deserve. We will fight aggressively for your case and our responsive and compassionate lawyers will keep you informed of the progress of your case through to its resolution.

Areas We Proudly Serve

When you or your loved one has suffered injuries in an accident or through the negligence or breach of duty of another, it is imperative that you have legal representation that will protect your right to fair compensation for damages. At Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan, we know this is a difficult time for you and we will fight for you. We serve the injured throughout areas of Virginia, including:

  • Fauquier County
  • Prince William County
  • Loudoun County
  • Fairfax County
  • Culpeper County
  • Arlington County
  • Stafford County
  • Warrenton
  • Manassas
  • Alexandria

Quite frankly, our clients almost always become our friends, and there is nowhere in the world we wouldn’t go for our friends. We have garnered a reputation as one of the most effective personal injury law firms in Northern Virginia, and can evaluate your situation to determine what can be done to pursue the compensation that you deserve. In addition to Northern Virginia, we have handled cases throughout Virginia, the Mid-Atlantic, Southern and Mid-Western regions of the country and as far west as California. If we believe it is in your best interest, we will either associate with, or refer you to, other competent, well respected lawyers. No matter where you are, we can help.

At Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan, our legal team has exceptional qualifications and credentials, and has recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients throughout our years in practice. With over 120 years of combined legal experience, we are highly skilled attorneys that stand firm for our clients in negotiations. We don’t accept low offers of settlement in an effort to resolve your case. We will fight for what you need and deserve.

Our firm assists clients in all types of personal injury claims including those that are the result of a car accident, as well as serious injuries from motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, boating accidents, bus accidents, bicycle accidents, construction accidents, pedestrian accidents, train accidents, birth injuries, and burn injuries In cases of catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury, we will fight for the compensation that is so crucial for the future health and wellbeing of the injured victim. We also file claims related to dangerous drugs, defective products and dog bites. In injuries, illness or loss of life due to medical malpractice such as a failure to diagnose or emergency room errors, the skill and quality of your legal counsel is a crucial factor. We fight for our clients in cases of product liability, premises liability, slip and fall, uninsured motorist, workers’ compensation, and help families who have lost their loved one in representation for wrongful death claims.

Car Crash Kills Young Student Driver

Every adult remembers the day when they were finally able to get behind the wheel of a car and drive. Learning how to drive a car is one of the first steps towards adulthood, and in a way a step towards freedom. Being able to travel around at will can be considered such a benefit to our society, and many times we take it for granted. With driving come the responsibilities of the road, learning the ways of street and freeways, and the necessary tools to stay safe.

One of the biggest concerns today is the safety hazards that are caused by drivers using cell phones. The moment of distraction from the road is causing the deaths and injuries of thousands of people. In Columbus, Ohio a young 16 year old driving student was involved in a fatal car accident because another driver on the road was texting rather than paying attention to the other cars around him. Daniel Jacobs, 58, was arrested for aggravated vehicular manslaughter and he pleaded guilty knowing that the death of this young victim was his fault. Jacobs is now going to spend three and a half years in prison for his crime.

Dalton Ludwig was learning to drive when his training car was hit by Jacobs who not only was driving and distracted but also claims that his tire exploded. Once the car was hit, Dalton was then thrown into another parked car resulting in his death. Car accidents are unfortunately very common, though that doesn’t mean the families of the victim have to sit back and do nothing. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a car accident, contact the Law Offices of Howard, Morrison, Ross and Whelan today. This team has years of experience with personal injury cases that involve car accidents, and you deserve legal representation that will fight hard for you!