Q: My sister was killed by her son and her daughter was in there too. They were all having an argument can I sue?
My nephew shot and killed my sister and my niece was there too he was 18 she was 24. They were having an argument with my sister who was 46 when the shooting accord. A jury trial is October 29 and 30. I have been through check and back with this and have been struggling with PTSD because of this. Can I sue for wrongful death? It took place in Appomattox Virginia.
A: A local lawyer can advise. Issues to figure out are whether you can recover under VA law and whether any judgement would be collectible.
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A: You could, but if they have no money your suit would have to be paid for by you as there would be no source for the attorney to get paid for under a contingent fee. Possible that someone could be responsible if a gun was involved. Contact a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn. who handles product liaibility cases.
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