From Charlottesville, Virginia

Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Virginia Wrongful Death Jury Verdict

A wrongful death case in Virginia resulted in a $10.5 million dollar verdict in December, 2010. What are the factors that lead to such large verdict. In this case, the dramatic manner of death was a factor. A concrete truck crushed a car resulting in the death of a young mother. Another significant factor is that the decedent was survived by a young child. Even with theses factors, the verdict is unusual for its size. It will be interesting to see if the trial judge allows the verdict to remain so large. The judge has the power to reduce the verdict if he or she believes it is excessive. Often, the uncertainties of what will happen to the verdict result in a settlement after trial. Nonetheless, it is an excellent result for a wrongful death case

Francis P. Hajek
Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm
Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers
Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Staunton, Waynesboro

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