South Hill Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have experienced a wrongful death in your family, the attorneys at Ladenburg Law can help you seek justice. Over the years, we have worked hard to recoup losses for clients such as lost wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.

Read on to learn more about how one of our South Hill wrongful death lawyers can assist you during this difficult time.

What Types of Deaths are Considered Wrongful?

A wrongful death is one that was preventable and the result of someone’s negligence or wrongdoing. When this happens, immediate family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible.

Some of the cases our South Hill attorneys have experience with include:

This list is not exhaustive. Our South Hill wrongful death attorneys would like the opportunity to hear what happened. There is no charge or obligation for an initial consultation.

When Should I File a Wrongful Death Claim in Washington?

We recognize that this is a difficult time for your family, and that reaching out to an attorney might have only recently crossed your mind, but it’s important that you call one of our wrongful death attorneys in South Hill as soon as possible.

The primary reason for urgency is the statute of limitations. In Washington State, you have a limited window of time to make a wrongful death claim. Another reason to involve our attorneys early on is that we have the best chance to retain key evidence before it slips away. The sooner we can start, the better we’re able to assist you in securing your family’s financial security.

What Kind of Settlement Can My Family Gain for a Wrongful Death?

There are two kinds of damages that a wrongful death settlement can include: economic and non-economic. We’ll briefly explain both.

Economic damages are actual costs calculated by adding up bills, expenses, and lost wages. These are the kinds of damages you can assign dollar amounts to. For instance, funeral expenses and medical bills would be considered economic damages. We can estimate missed future wages by looking at past earnings.
Non-economic damages are tougher (if not impossible) to put a price on, but equally as important. These damages are the emotional and psychological harm your family has endured because of your loss.

Sometimes, the responsible party may also have to pay punitive damages on top of economic and non-economic damages. These damages are awarded if the court finds the responsible party to be grossly negligent. An example of this would be drunk driving.

Can a South Hill Wrongful Death Attorney Help Me?

We understand that this is an incredibly painful time in your life. By involving one of our compassionate South Hill wrongful death lawyers early in the process, we can help shoulder a small part of the burden.

Some of the services we offer our individuals include:

  • Gathering key evidence and reports to build your case
  • Handling legal and insurance-related phone calls and mail
  • Providing you with legal advice and options every step of the way
  • Navigating Washington State’s law to your benefit
  • If needed, presenting your case before a judge and/or jury

Please call our South Hill attorneys for a no-fee, no-obligation consultation. Let us help you seek justice for your loved one and for your family’s future.

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