Wrongful Death Claims Shouldn’t Wait

Wrongful death is any death caused by an act or negligence, recklessness or violence on the part of another person or entity.  Many circumstances can lead to a wrongful death including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, criminal behavior or even exposure to hazardous substances or conditions and all require a Seattle DUI Attorney.  Other causes include the following:

  • Defective products
  • Fires
  • Mass transit accidents
  • Insufficient security
  • Nursing home negligence and abuse
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Accidents at work

It is difficult enough to deal with the loss of a loved one. But when that loss is someone else’s fault, the emotional toll is even greater. Obviously, it can be tough to consider filing a lawsuit right after the death of someone you love. But you should not delay in engaging a wrongful death attorney to help you seek fair compensation for your damages. There are strict deadlines to file a wrongful death action, and delaying can result in lost evidence and a weakened case. In Washington, you have three years from the date of death to file your case.

The death of a loved one presents different kinds of losses, both long-term and short-term, to different claimants. If responsibility can be proved, depending on your relationship to the deceased, you can recover losses for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses
  • Economic damages such as lost earnings and future earnings
  • Non-economic damages such as loss of enjoyment of life and consortium
  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Punitive damages

Your best course of action is to hire an experienced wrongful death attorney right away.

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