Dealing with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult parts of life. The grieving process can be especially tough if your family member’s death was caused by another party’s wrongdoing or negligent behavior. If this is the case, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the responsible parties and you need a wrongful death attorney.
Washington Law Center understands that no amount of financial compensation will help with the grieving process. We do know in certain cases, families can face difficult financial situations due to the loss of a loved one. The compensation provided by a wrongful death lawsuit can help your family recover from your loss and ease the financial burden.
Our experienced attorneys specialize in wrongful death lawsuits. Washington Law Center has a long history of achieving successful outcomes for surviving family members. A lawsuit may stem from many other lawsuits or claims (car accidents, workers’ compensation claims, defective drugs or products, medical malpractice). If you need any sort of guidance to see if your family is eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit, contact one of our experienced attorneys immediately.
At Washington Law Center, we understand the hardships that your family may be facing after the death of a loved one. We are dedicated to seeking fair compensation for you. Our attorneys are well versed with the wrongful death statute of limitations and will do our best make sure you are compensated fairly and that proper justice is served.
The need for a wrongful death attorney may arise out of a 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 wrongful 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.
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.
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 wrongful 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.
A wrongful death lawsuit can also originate from a prescription medication manufacturer in a defective drug lawsuit. Whereas consumers typically look to prescription drugs as safe there are times when unforeseen side effects or improper production can lead to problems. It is important for consumers to know their rights when a drug manufacturer is responsible for injury or death.
A wrongful death lawsuit is filed when the manufacturing process of a product is at fault for death of someone using said product. Virtually any product, from baby items (such as strollers, cribs and high chairs) to adult items (such as automobiles with accelerators which stick) can lead to the wrongful death of a consumer. If this happens, a product liability and wrongful death attorney should be contacted immediately to properly reconcile the issue in your favor.
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.
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 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.
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.
Each parent of a deceased child over the age of 18 is also eligible for the same compensation as above.
Each survivor of the victim of the wrongful 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.