Wrongful Death Attorneys
Grieving the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult parts of life. It can be especially tough if your family member’s death was caused by someone else’s wrongdoing or negligent behavior.
If this is the case, you and your family may have a wrongful death claim.
When Do I Need A Wrongful Death Attorney?
If a member of your family has suffered a wrongful death due to another party’s negligence, malpractice, or lack of action, you should contact an experienced wrongful death attorney immediately.
You may be entitled to recompense from the responsible party or institution, and an experienced attorney will make sure you and your family are fairly compensated for the emotional and financial burden this wrongful death has caused.
Hiring A Wrongful Death Attorney in Washington
Washington Law Center understands that no amount of financial compensation will eliminate the grieving process.
However, we do know that the compensation provided by a wrongful death lawsuit can help aid in your recovery and ease the financial burden.
Our injury attorneys specialize in wrongful death claims in Washington and have a long history of achieving successful outcomes for surviving family members. A case involving a wrongful death claim often stems from another personal injury claim, in which our attorneys are also experienced litigating. This includes car accident claims, workers’ compensation claims, defective drugs or product claims, and medical malpractice claims.
If you need guidance in finding out if your family is eligible to make a wrongful death claim, contact us.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims
Washington Law Center understands the many hardships that your family may be facing after the death of a loved one, so let us deal with the legal hardships.
Our experienced injury attorneys are well versed in the wrongful death statute of limitations in Washington and we are dedicated to making sure you and your family are fairly compensated, but above all, that justice is served on behalf of your loved one.
Client Results From Past Wrongful Death Claims
$2,600,000 – Negligence of an Auto Repair Facility (2016)
In Estate of Blankenship v. Bryan’s Automotive, et. al., $2,600,000 was recovered for our clients in a policy limits settlement for alleged negligence of an automotive repair facility and co-defendants for the death of a minor.
$390,000 – Teenager Fatality in Shooting (2014)
$390,000 verdict against a landlord and tenant for the shooting death of a teenager at an established “after-hours” party.
Free Case Evaluation with an Wrongful Death Attorney
We offer a completely free, no-obligation case evaluation to all people seeking to understand whether they have a wrongful death claim. If your family has experienced a situation that resulted in a wrongful death and have questions that you would like answered by an attorney, do not hesitate to contact us!
What Are Examples of Wrongful Death Cases?
Car Accident Wrongful Death Lawsuit
The need for a wrongful death attorney may arise out of a fatal car accident. In a wrongful death lawsuit, liable drivers, automobile companies, and even municipalities can be at fault in the case of a fatal car accident.
If a death has occurred due to a trucking accident, the trucking companies can be held responsible if their employee failed to adhere to strict, regulatory safety laws.
Wrongful Death Claims Through The Department of Labor & Industries
A wrongful death lawsuit may arise in a workers’ compensation case. For example, an employee of one contractor is negligently killed due to the actions of an employee(s) of another contractor on the same construction site. In this situation, the survivors may seek to collect death benefits or monetary compensation directly from the Department of Labor and Industries. You can also maintain a negligence suit against the person (and company) at-fault. In this scenario, you will need a seasoned wrongful death attorney as well as a one that can handle a workers’ compensation claim.
Deaths Caused by Medical Malpractice or Negligence
A wrongful death lawsuit may also arise out of a medical malpractice claim. If a doctor negligently causes a death during any kind of medical procedure or care, that doctor may be sued by a medical malpractice attorney. In the case where a doctor negligently causes damage that requires additional care that then results in a death, that doctor can also be held responsible.
There are innumerable circumstances that can involve medical care and wrongful death. Washington Law Center has the experts to guide you to a thorough and positive outcome for your case.
Who is Entitled to a Wrongful Death Settlement?
The court will refer to a number of factors on how to determine the amount of damages that will be awarded to the family of the deceased in a wrongful death case. The individual’s relationship to the deceased may entitle them to certain benefits.
Spouse – The surviving spouse in a wrongful death lawsuit may recover fair compensation for the loss of companionship, protections, and the mental pain and suffering from the date of the incident.
Children – Children under the age of 18 can seek compensation for the lost parental companionship, guidance, instruction, and the mental pain and suffering from the date of the incident.
Parents – Each parent of a deceased child under the age of 18 is eligible for compensation for their mental pain and suffering from the date of the incident.
All Survivors – Each survivor of the victim of the death may recover the value of the lost support and services, with interest, as well as future loss of support and services from the date of death. In addition, funeral and/or medical expenses due to the victim’s injury or death may be recovered by the victim’s family who has paid them.
No Fee Until You Win
OVER $100 MILLION AWARDED TO OUR CLIENTS BY VERDICT, SETTLEMENT, INJURY PENSION OR JUDGMENT