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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