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.
Wrongful death laws in Washington State
When a person dies because of someone else’s negligence, the family of the victim may be able to recover compensation. This sounds straight forward, yet in Washington State, the laws around wrongful death are confusing and often times unfair. The wrongful death laws in our state are contained within five separate statutes that set forth the type of legal actions that can be raised. Two of the statutes are referred to as the “wrongful death” statutes, and the other three are known as “survival” statutes.
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.