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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

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, Old & Verser, 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 FREE consultation!

Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Hear From Our Past Clients
  • “Thanks for coming to our rescue for the last year and a half.”


  • “Mr. Heath and his staff were not only exceptionally professional, but caring and friendly.”


  • “He gets an A+ from me.”


  • “I would wholeheartedly recommend him.”


  • “He is absolutely the best in the business.”


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


  • “Hunter Old and his team were focused, professional and achieved positive results, quickly.”


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


  • “I am forever grateful to you both!”


  • “Words cannot fully describe what an amazing attorney and advocate you will have in hiring Shawn Overbey.”


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


  • “When you really need help !!! You need to contact Joe Verser.”


  • “Consistently professional”


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


  • “From our first meeting, we knew we were going to receive excellent legal representation.”


  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • 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