The death of a family member is a tragic loss. If your loved one’s death was preventable, that loss may be compounded by feelings of confusion and anger.
A compassionate Tacoma wrongful death lawyer from our team can investigate what happened to your loved one. If their passing was the result of someone else’s willful or negligent behavior, your family may be able to collect compensation. While a settlement won’t fix everything, it can help stabilize your family’s finances as well as provide a sense of justice.
The first step is to call and ask for a free case review. You’re under no obligation, and we’ll provide you with honest feedback if we believe we can help you.
A wrongful death claim can come from almost any kind of personal injury situation. Some examples of wrongful death scenarios our attorneys have helped clients win settlements for include:
If you have reason to believe your loved one would be alive were it not for someone else’s negligence, please reach out.
Washington State law allows a victim’s husband, wife, legally recognized domestic partner, children, or stepchildren to file a wrongful death claim (RCW 4.20.020). In the event none of these relationships exist, the victim’s siblings or parents can pursue a wrongful death action.
A qualified attorney can help your family navigate who may benefit from a claim and how that process would work.
To recover compensation in a wrongful death claim, you will need to prove the following:
A qualified wrongful death lawyer could help your family meet this burden of proof.
Undoubtedly, your family has felt an enormous financial and emotional strain during this difficult time. Often, a victim is a primary breadwinner. If this is your situation, you may be worried about the loss of potential income.
A wrongful death settlement can alleviate these financial stressors. Additionally, your family may be entitled to compensation for the emotional impacts of your tremendous loss.
What damages has your family faced?
One of our attorneys can help navigate your family’s damages. This will help us understand the potential value of your case, so we can negotiate a fair settlement.
We recognize that this is a painful, tragic time for your family. It’s possible that calling an attorney is only something you’ve recently considered. However, can we encourage you to reach out as soon as you’re able?
The sooner you involve us, the better our chances of helping your family win a maximum settlement. Plus, you’ll feel relieved knowing that the legal aspects are being handled so you can focus on other things. Our family-owned firm is here for you from day one.
You have three years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim in Washington (RCW 4.16.080). However, we encourage you to not wait to get the process started.
Are you ready to learn more? Or at least, get some of your questions answered? Call a qualified Tacoma wrongful death attorney from our team today.
As a reminder, it’s always free to speak with one of our lawyers. If we choose to work together, there’s no upfront costs or hourly bills to pay. We’ll only charge a free if we’re able to win you a settlement.
We look forward to hearing from you.