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Wrongful Death

When you’ve lost a spouse, parent, or child, the grief is indescribable. Even more so if your loss is the result of someone’s wrongdoing or negligence. Besides the emotional toll, you may be facing mounting medical or funeral bills. If you’ve lost a financial provider for your family, you might worry about replacing that income.

Our Tacoma attorneys at Ladenburg Law are here to help. We will work hard to recoup your financial losses and seek justice on your behalf. We can help if you live in Pierce County, King County, Thurston County, and Kistap County.

When is a death considered “wrongful?”

A wrongful death is a preventable death, caused by someone’s cruelty or neglegence. There are many situations when you might have a valid wrongful death lawsuit.

In our work, we’ve been able to help clients win settlements who have lost loved ones due to:

This list is not exhaustive. There are other times when you can pursue a wrongful death claim. One of our wrongful death attorneys at Ladenburg Law can help review your unique case.

How soon should I pursue a wrongful death claim?

We understand – the  last thing on your mind during this time is reaching out to an attorney. But there are good reasons why you should involve one of our talented attorneys as soon as possible.

First, there is a limited window of time that you are eligible to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Also, evidence to build your case can sometimes be harder to get our hands on the more time passes.

The sooner we can start, the better chance we have at winning the best settlement for you.

What kinds of compensation can our family recover from a wrongful death lawsuit?

In Washington State, a wrongful death settlement can include compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Let’s look at both.

Economic damages can be calculated by reviewing bills and income statements. In other words, they are the damages you can assign a dollar amount to. For instance, medical and funeral expenses would fall into this category. We can also look at past earnings to predict lost future wages.

Non-economic damages are the emotional and psychological harm you experience as a result of the loss. While non-economic damages are harder to put a dollar amount on, they are no less important. For example, the pain and suffering your loved one experienced, or your loss of companionship.

Besides economic and non-economic injuries, if the responsible party was grossly negligent, they also have to pay punitive damages. An example of gross negligence would be drunk driving.

How could a wrongful death attorney help me? 

We know that you have a lot on your plate during this difficult time. By involving one of our skilled and compassionate attorneys early in the process, you allow us to help shoulder a small part of the burden.

Here’s what we can help you with:

  • Gathering evidence and reports to build your case
  • Handling legal and insurance-related phone calls and mail
  • Navigating Washington State laws to your benefit
  • If needed, presenting your case before a judge and/or jury

Please call us today at 253.272.5226 for a no-fee, no-obligation consultation. We would love the opportunity to speak with you and help determine if you have a case. See what other clients have said about working with us.

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