Was your loved one killed because of someone else’s negligence? If so, please reach out to a compassionate King County wrongful death lawyer for assistance.
Our team offers free case evaluations and only collects a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement. Read on to learn a little bit more about what is meant by the term “wrongful death” and how your family may be eligible to file a claim.
A death is considered wrongful when it is caused by someone else’s carelessness or wrongdoing. Simply put, wrongful deaths are preventable.
Some of the more common causes for wrongful deaths include:
No matter the cause, if your loved one’s life was taken because someone was negligent, we want to hear from you. Our team of skilled personal injury lawyers have helped families recover wrongful death settlements and can help you understand your legal rights.
According to RCW 4.20.020, the following people are eligible to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one:
In the event there is no spouse, partner, or child to file a claim, the deceased’s parents or siblings may be eligible. Our lawyers can help clarify who in your family can file a claim during an initial consultation.
We understand that nothing can replace your loved one, or undue the trauma your family has faced. So, what does a settlement do? First, it helps provide financial stability by reimbursing you for medical bills, funeral expenses, and other out of pocket costs you likely incurred. If your loved one was an income provider, a settlement can address lost wages. Second, a settlement can provide a sense of justice and hold those responsible accountable. It may prevent another family from experiencing the same thing in the future.
Every situation is different, which is why the information we provide on our website may feel general and limited. The best way to understand your legal options is to reach out to a King County wrongful death lawyer.
During your initial free consultation, you’ll be able to get all your questions answered without further risk or obligation.