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Helping Families In Wrongful Death Cases

In wrongful death cases, emotional damage can be severe and the economic losses are often devastating. The attorneys at Valsangiacomo, Detora & McQuesten, P.C., represent and advocate for individuals and their families throughout Vermont who have suffered the loss of a loved one.

Seeking Compensation For The Loss Of A Loved One

The wrongful death statute in Vermont states that only the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate is allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If the deceased person died without a will or trust, the court appoints a representative, typically one of the surviving family members. If the court awards damages, those damages are distributed to the surviving spouse and children. If there is no surviving spouse or children, damages are given to the next closest family member beginning with the parents of the deceased.

Damages are awarded for losses and expenses and include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses related to the wrongful death incident
  • Pain suffered by the decedent prior to death
  • Loss of wages/financial support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship, care and protection

Our legal team has represented clients in complex wrongful death cases for more than 40 years. By putting our knowledge, skills and experience to work, we can help you get fair compensation for your loss.

Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Today

If you believe your loved one’s death was caused by the negligent or wrongful act of another, you may have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Contact our wrongful death attorneys to discuss next steps by calling 802-304-4602 or filling out our online contact form.