Wrongful death laws in Washington State
The death of a loved one is incredibly painful. When the loss could have been prevented, the grieving process is even more complex. You’ve been robbed of a relationship that can never be replaced. Fighting or negotiating with an insurance company on top of that is an exhausting burden no family should have to bear alone.
Our civil justice system is designed to hold wrongdoers accountable for the preventable death of a loved one. This accountability may result in compensation to families when your case is presented in court or settled before trial. We will walk you through the complexities of the legal system on your case. For example, up until 2019, it was not possible to file a wrongful death case on behalf of an unmarried, adult child. The Washington Legislature changed that unfair law so that now all families are now treated equally under the law.
Wrongful death cases require special expertise
A personal injury attorney should fully understand these complex statutes. We specialize in the law and procedure of wrongful death actions, and have successfully fought and won for numerous families.
Seek help while evidence is recent
If your family has a potential wrongful death claim, our best advice is to seek a consultation as soon as possible, while the evidence and witness accounts are recent and fresh.