Thurston County Wrongful Death Lawyer

If your loved one died because of someone’s negligence, your family may be able to file a wrongful death claim. An experienced Thurston County wrongful death lawyer will take time to hear your story and help file a claim if you’re eligible.

We understand that this is a painful time for your family. When you involve one of our skilled attorneys, we can help remove the burden of the legal stress and fight on your family’s behalf. Please read on to learn more about how wrongful death claims work and how your family might benefit.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

We use the term “wrongful death” to describe any death that happens because someone was being negligent or careless. In other words, these deaths could have been prevented.

Some of the types of wrongful death cases our attorneys have helped clients with include:

  • Car accidents: Our team has helped families of reckless and drunk driving-related incidents.
  • Medical malpractice: This might include surgical errors, inappropriate treatment, or a misdiagnosis that results in death.
  • Harmful products: Nearly any product has the potential to inflict serious injury or death if it’s defective or lacks appropriate warnings.
  • Nursing home negligence: Unfortunately, elder abuse is on the rise in Washington State.

This list is not exhaustive. Please reach out to our team so we can learn more about what happened to your family member.

Wrongful Death Claims in the State of Washington

There are a couple important things you should know about wrongful death claims in the State of Washington.

First, who’s eligible to file a claim? According to RCW 4.20.020, the following beneficiaries may file a claim:

  • Spouse or state-registered domestic partner
  • Children (including stepchildren)
  • Parents or siblings if there is no spouse, state-registered domestic partner or children

Second, you should know that it’s important to initiate a wrongful death claim in a timely manner. In Washington State, you have three years to file (RCW 4.16.080).

How a Wrongful Death Attorney can Help

At Ladenburg Law, we have decades of combined experience and are positioned to fight on your family’s behalf. When you involve us in your case, you can count on us to:

  • Investigate what happened
  • Build a case and bring in experts as needed
  • File all necessary paperwork and manage the legal process for you
  • Fight for a fair settlement
  • Argue your case before a jury or judge if we’re unable to arrive at a fair settlement

By filing a claim, you not only recover the financial losses your family has experienced by hold others responsible.

Schedule a Free, No-Obligation Consultation

The first step is to call a Thurston County wrongful death lawyer for a free case evaluation.

We work on a contingency basis which means you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement.

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