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Have You Lost a Loved One?

Newport News Wrongful Death Attorney

65+ Years Of Experience Fighting for You

No one is ever prepared for the loss of a loved one; however, the sense of loss can be multiplied when the death is caused by the carelessness of others. If you have lost a loved one due to the actions of another, you have our deepest sympathies. No one outside of your family can understand your sense of loss, and we will not pretend to do so. However, we have helped many people navigate the complicated legal process, which might in some small way, begin the closure process.

Our services include:

  • Free Consultations
  • Track Record Of Success
  • 65+ Years Of Experience
  • You Don't Pay Us Unless We Win
  • Millions Of Dollars Recovered In Verdicts & Settlements

Meet Your Wrongful Death Attorneys

Leonard Heath Shawn Overbey

Joe Verser

Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit?

The unexpected death of a spouse, parent or child can bring on overwhelming sadness and concern. It is not possible to place a dollar figure on these feelings. Unfortunately, civil remedies can only provide money damages to survivors. We agree that this is a wholly inadequate remedy, but promise you and your family that we will aggressively pursue your claim to the fullest extent of the law.

Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

When you work with our firm, we will locate all potential sources of compensation, including insurance policies and any potential assets owned by the defendants. Usually this is the biggest issue in a wrongful death case, since most of the time the insurance coverage available is simply inadequate to cover the loss. In all aspects of your case, whether liability, damages, or source of recovery, you can be sure that our attorneys will provide compassionate, effective, and professional representation.

All of these are key elements of the damages the law allows in wrongful death cases. In addition, surviving family members can recover for financial losses, including expected loss of income, services, protection, assistance and care. Survivors may also recover for medical expenses of the deceased incurred incident to the injury causing the death and reasonable funeral expenses. Our law firm will seek every possible source of compensation on your behalf.

Let Our Firm Help You Through this Difficult Time

Contact Heath, Overbey, Verser & Old, P.L.C. today and speak with our Newport News wrongful death attorneys. Our law firm serves seriously injured clients throughout Virginia. We offer a free initial consultation to clients who have lost a loved one in a fatal accident.

Give us a call today and schedule your consultation!

Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • “His personal contact and concern were refreshing given the common view of lawyers in our society.”

    M.B.

  • “His experience and attention to detail impressed me as he meticulously built my case.”

    T.P.

  • “Their competence and skill demonstrated through the trial was nothing short of perfect. ”

    M.L.G.

  • “Thanks Mr. Heath and your wonderful staff for ALL you've done.”

    C.A.

  • “I'd pay him more if I could just because of how he has treated my loved one and I.”

    Beree

  • “We would highly recommend Len to anyone in need of legal services.”

    C.H.

  • “He is very highly recommended by retired Judges.”

    Frances

  • “Shawn is a great lawyer”

    T.E.

  • “Joe Verser has been our lawyer for many years.”

    B.J.

  • “One of the best!!!”

    F.R.

  • “I would wholeheartedly recommend him.”

    S.S.

  • “Consistently professional”

    J.S.

  • “Thank you Mr. Heath and Val for everything you have done for me and my family over the years!”

    S.R.

  • “Shawn is an amazing lawyer!”

    E.M.

  • “I highly recommend this law firm.”

    M.B.

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  • Coastal Virginia Mag Top Lawyers
  • Virginia Business Legal Elite
  • Avvo 10.0 Superb Rating
  • Super Lawyers
  • Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent

Our Commitment to Clients

  • Tough courtroom advocacy
  • Results-driven legal strategies
  • Candid and informative counsel
  • Prompt and personlized communication
  • Creative strategies tailored to your needs
  • Thorough examination and investigation of your legal situation