Wrongful Death Attorney Seeking Justice for Families Left Behind by Wrongful Death Victims

Losing a loved one unexpectedly and accidentally is one of the greatest disasters imaginable. Allyson lost her sister to a car crash and knows what it means to walk with clients through these dark days.  Feelings of grief and rage can be overwhelming, especially when combined with the confusing legal process that ensues. When a family member dies, having a lawyer will help you focus on your family and your recovery instead of dealing with legal disputes.  

I am committed to helping families cope with the burden of wrongful death and have a proven track record of success. While no amount of compensation can erase the pain of a life lost too early, my team and I will work tirelessly to protect your family’s interests and hold the at-fault party accountable.

What is the Rush? How Soon Do We Need a Wrongful Death Attorney?

Hiring a wrongful death lawyer sometimes should be a “rush” and other times can wait a few months so emotions have time to settle. If there are serious questions about what happened, it is important to move fast. For example, if a loved one died under suspicious circumstances, it would be important to take action to make sure any surveillance footage is located and preserved. It would also be important to move quickly if the death arises from a car crash with a commercial vehicle – obtaining dash cam footage would be important. Data often disappears and it's important to find it and preserve it while it's fresh. 

On the other hand, sometimes we know what happened and the police are involved. If that is the case, don’t let “find a lawyer” be something that adds more stress to a terrible situation. The statute of limitations for Wrongful Death in DC is two years. (DC Code § 16–2702). The statute of limitations for Wrongful Death in Virginia is also two years. (Va Code 8.10-244) 

Wrongful Death Attorney in Washington DC

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Why Choose Kitchel Law

  • Compassion is important: We approach your problem with understanding and the  respect it deserves. 
  • Experience You Can Trust: We have a proven track record of solving wrongful death cases.  We recently won a verdict of over $13.5 million for the family of a father taken too soon.  
  • Personal Care: You'll receive clear communication and consistent support every step of the way.    
  • Committed to justice: We are constantly looking for ways to get the answers and fair compensation your family deserves.    

We Stand With You

Losing a loved one due to neglect is a tragedy you should never face alone. At Kitchel Law, we will guide you through the legal process with compassion and determination. Call us today for a free consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Washington, DC.