Kent Wrongful Death Lawyer

It’s always painful to lose a loved one. But it’s particularly devastating if the loss was a preventable accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. If this describes your situation, we encourage you to reach out to a Kent wrongful death lawyer for help.

A compassionate lawyer can help investigate what happened and pursue compensation from the party responsible.

Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Our lawyers accept a wide variety of wrongful death cases. Simply put, a wrongful death is one that was caused by someone’s carelessness or maliciousness.

Examples of wrongful death cases include:

  • Drunk driving involved accidents. When people choose to drive under the influence, they are behaving recklessly and can be held accountable for their actions.
  • Nursing home abuse. Families of nursing care residents can take legal action for neglect or abuse that leads to death.
  • Medical malpractice. Improper or delayed treatment, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, or prescription errors can be fatal.
  • Premises liability. Property owners are obligated to keep their premises safe and secure for their guests.
  • Dog attacks. Owners can be held responsible for their dog’s actions.

These are just a few examples of the kind of wrongful death cases our lawyers can accept. However, we recognize that there are sadly many other types of fatal accidents that can occur. Chances are that we can still help you or inform you of your legal options, so please reach out to us.

Our Lawyers Help Victims’ Families Seek Justice

We recognize that this is a difficult time for your family. When you involve one of our knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers, we can help by removing the legal stress from your shoulders.

At Ladenburg Law, we’ll do a thorough investigation, determine the value of your case, pursue all eligible sources of funds, and negotiate a fair settlement on your family’s behalf. In the event we are unable to arrive at a fair offer, we will be prepared to take your case to court.

One of our values is to treat every client that walks through our doors like family. Practically speaking, this means you can count on us to provide you with answers to all your questions and inform you of your rights in language you can understand.

Washington State Law and Wrongful Death Cases

There are a few key points you should know when it comes to filing a wrongful death case in Washington State:

  1. Who is eligible to pursue compensation? According to RCW 4.20.020, the spouse or registered domestic partner or children (including stepchildren) can file a wrongful death case on behalf of their loved one. If there is no spouse or child, a parent or sibling becomes eligible.
  2. How long do you have to file? You only have three years to bring a wrongful death case forward in the State of Washington (RCW 4.16.080).
  3. What kinds of damages can you claim? Eligible family members can claim both economic (monetary losses, like funeral costs) and noneconomic (pain and suffering) damages per RCW 4.20.010.

Our lawyers are well versed in the law as it pertains to wrongful death cases. We are happy to explain how these and other laws and processes apply to your specific situation.

There’s No Risk or Fee for a Case Review

The first step is an easy one. Call to speak with a Kent wrongful death lawyer.

We offer free case evaluations and only charge a fee if we win you a settlement. There’s no obligation to meet with us, so we encourage you to take that first step today.

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