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Top Wrongful death legal counsel from Bluefield, VA

All too often many of us tragically lose a loved one in situations that could have been avoided. We all know nothing can replace the loss that we suffer but we also feel a responsiblity to establish if the death could have been avoided and if so, bring justice and compensation for those left behind. These are wrongful death cases and Zane Dale Christian has been assisting relatives in Bluefield, VA and beyond in getting justice for decades.
Wrongful Death

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death cases are when it can be legally established that a loss of life has occurred directly as a result of another’s willful or negligent actions. 

For example, death as a result of truck or car accidents to construction accidents and medical malpractice are all situations where wrongful death could occur.  

Damages Calculations

Damages from wrongful death cases as established on an individual basis by a process called “valuation by human capital” or the “pecuniary rule”. It is calculated based upon the deceased’s earnings and an approximation of what they were likely to earn in the future.


Damages from successful wrongful death cases are the exclusive benefit of the surviving spouse and next of kin of the deceased. Furthermore, they are excluded from any estate calculations therefore creditors are not permitted to access these funds. 
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