Tacoma Wrongful Death Claims
If someone else’s negligence caused a loved one’s premature death, you should contact the wrongful death attorneys at Washington Law Center.
Victims have rights that big insurance companies don’t want you to know about or take advantage of. That is why you should speak with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys immediately.
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If another person’s negligent actions caused a loved one’s death, we would like to hear from you. Our attorneys are highly rated, experienced litigators with a long record of success.
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Wrongful Death Claims in Tacoma, WA
Millions of Americans lose their lives yearly to causes beyond their control or responsibility. A completely safe place does not exist, yet there are often safety measures we could control to prevent catastrophic injury and death. If a negligent act of another causes an unfortunate premature death, those close to the deceased can seek justice through the help of professional wrongful death attorneys. The lawyers at the Washington Law Center have decades of experience helping our neighbors in Tacoma and throughout Washington State.
Most state jurisdictions, including Washington, have passed laws to create a right to seek financial recompense from the responsible party. The family of a deceased person demands civil retribution in the form of monetary compensation. The liability being determined by the tort laws of that state or country. If your husband or wife has been killed, it is the spouse that must file the lawsuit. In the case of both partners passing away in an accident, the lawsuit may be filed by the children of the deceased, if they are above the legal age, or by the parents of the deceased.
In Washington, a wrongful death claim must be filed within 3 years of the individual’s death. However, at the Washington Law Center, we encourage you to involve yourself in the process early. Our wrongful death lawyers will ensure a safe and secure process for you and your loved ones.
Read more about Tacoma
Tacoma Washington is a beautiful bustling city in Washington State. It is the county seat of Pierce County, Washington. Tacoma boasts a population of around 200,000 thousand and sits on the Puget Sound about 30 miles southwest of Seattle. Tacoma is the third-largest city in Washington State and the center of the South Sound business hub. Tacoma has long been a gateway to the Pacific and boasts the state’s largest port. Tacoma was once considered the “City of Destiny,” as it was the Western terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad.
Death caused by any wrongful acts of another person may cause a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death claims are often based on death due to negligence, such as a traffic accident caused by another driver, a dangerous road, or a faulty vehicle. Medical malpractice may fall under the category of wrongful death. In the U.S alone, 225,000 individuals die yearly from medical malpractice. In medical malpractice cases, a lawsuit is filed against the medical institution or hospital responsible for the doctor’s employment, the doctor themselves, and anyone else responsible for the medical care of the deceased patient.
When filing for a wrongful death claim, the damages are paid to the estate of the deceased person. In the case of a minor, the damages are directed towards the parents. The damages usually include medical bills, funeral expenses, potential income, as well as the emotional suffering caused to the relatives of the deceased, amongst others. The damages are specific based on the particular case, therefore if your loss has happened in Tacoma, contact our office of highly experienced Washington wrongful death attorneys immediately.
Examples of Wrongful Death
Here are some of the most common wrongful death claims our attorneys have filed in Tacoma and in the state of Washington.
Wrongful Death Claims FAQ
What damages can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit?
Some damages recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit are:
- Medical Bills
- Funeral Expenses
- Potential Income
- Emotional Suffering Caused To The Relatives Of The Deceased
The damages are specific based on the particular case, therefore if your loss has happened in Tacoma, contact our office of highly experienced Washington wrongful death attorneys immediately.
Can I afford a Tacoma truck wrongful death lawyer?
Yes, you can! Our policy at the Washington Law Center is to win your case before you pay any fees or costs. Our local attorneys work on a type of fee structure called a Contingency Fee arrangement. That means you pay us nothing unless we win your case.
How much time do I have to file a claim for my injuries?
In Washington, a wrongful death claim must be filed within 3 years of the individual’s death.
We, lawyers, call this law the Statute of Limitations, and it bars a claim filed after the time limit is up. The three-year time limit runs on the date of accident or injury.
Like most things in law, there are exceptions to the rules, so at the Washington Law Center we encourage you to involve yourself in the process early.
How much money is my wrongful death case worth?
Every case in Tacoma is different. Our attorneys will sit down with you to walk you through the entire process, and ultimately show you the value of your case.
Who are medical malpractice cases filed against?
In medical malpractice cases, a lawsuit is filed against the medical institution or hospital responsible for the doctor’s employment, the doctor themselves, and anyone else responsible for the medical care of the deceased patient. It is best to contact a medical malpractice attorney, immediately after the death of your loved one. Our medical malpractice attorneys at the Washington Law Center’s offices near you will fight for your rights against big insurance companies, powerful doctors, and large hospitals. We will protect your best interest from your first call, and beyond to make sure that you are receiving maximum compensation for your loss. Our attorneys never take a fee, until your case is won!
What Makes Washington Law Center Different?
- We are dedicated Personal Injury Lawyers. It is all we do.
- Your legal representation is based upon your desires and wishes. We work for you.
- Our law firm is one of the largest and most experienced personal injury law firms in Washington. Size matters!
- We have decades of experience handling personal injury cases.
- You will receive regular communication throughout your case, from start to finish.
- We never charge a fee until we win your case. We cover all the litigation costs associated with your personal injury lawsuit until we win the case.
- The lawyers at the Washington Law Center have a documented history of successful litigation.
- If you are too sick or injured to come to our office, we offer virtual meetings online, and we offer in-person out-of-office meetings at the hospital or your home.
- Our entire law firm is client-focused and client-centered. We offer personalized service to every personal injury client. We make your life easier. Not all firms are the same!
- We have a very skilled and talented legal team that will work on your injury matter.
- We are passionate and committed to seeking justice in every case.
- Our attorneys are not afraid of trial and will gladly accept challenging cases.
- You will receive experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled service from respected Tacoma personal injury attorneys.
We regularly keep clients updated on legal news on our personal injury blog. Our lawyers encourage you to read and educate yourself about a potential lawsuit or accident. However, every legal case is different and complex so you can’t rely on blogs alone. We strongly advise you to speak to our attorneys as soon as possible following an accident or injury in Tacoma.
Experienced Injury Attorneys in Pierce County
Washington Law Center fights for injured victims involved in accidents due to someone else’s negligence, including big businesses, government agencies, and municipalities, who can be held responsible.
We offer a free case review. Our injury attorneys are happy to help answer your questions and get you the help you deserve. Reach out today!
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