Lakewood Wrongful Death Lawyer

If your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death, the attorneys at Ladenburg Law are here to help. We have decades of experience in helping families in the Puget Sound, including Lakewood, receive compensation for their losses.

While a settlement cannot replace your loved one, it can help secure your family’s financial future as well as provide a sense of justice. Speak with our Lakewood wrongful death lawyers today.

Who can Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?

In the State of Washington, only certain parties are eligible to collect a settlement in a wrongful death case.

These include:

  • Spouses or legal domestic partners: Spouses and partners deserve compensation for the loss of shared income and companionship, as well as emotional trauma they experienced.
  • If the children are of adult age, they can file a claim for the loss of their parental relationship and support. If the children are minors, the court may appoint a Guardian ad Litem. The Guardian acts as a legal representative for the minor children, ensuring their financial interests are protected.
  • Personal Representative of the Deceased’s Estate: In some instances, a personal representative, such as an attorney, may file a claim on behalf of the deceased.

Our attorneys can meet with your family to discuss eligibility and process.

Accidental Deaths that Might be Considered Wrongful

Not every accidental death is grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. As attorneys, we need to be able to prove that the death was due to someone else’s negligence or deliberate wrongdoing.

Some examples of cases we’ve worked on that fall into this category include:

  • Car accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Criminal behavior
  • Medical malpractice
  • Bicycle, motorcycle or pedestrian accidents
  • Nursing home negligence or abuse

We always offer free initial consultations. Even if you’re not sure your loved one’s death was wrongful, we invite you to schedule an appointment. Our attorneys can hear your case and determine your legal options.

How our Attorneys can Help your Family Seek Justice

As trusted personal injury lawyers, we can take the legal and financial stresses off your plate so you can spend time with your family.

Should we choose to work together, you can count on us to:

  • Collect necessary evidence to build your case
  • Contact witnesses and experts
  • Provide you with legal options every step of the way
  • Prepare to take your case to trial

We should mention that there is a limited window of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit in the State of Washington. For that reason, we urge you to involve our attorneys early in the process. This provides us access to key evidence while it’s available and helps our efforts to secure you the best settlement possible.

Take the First Step – Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Please reach out to our Lakewood wrongful death attorneys today. The first step is simple – call and ask to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation about your case.

Our attorneys can also meet you at your home or other preferred location if you can’t make it to our office.

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