We encounter some degree of negligence on a frequent, if not daily, basis. Some instances of negligence result in minor inconveniences, some in injuries, while some even lead to the death of a loved one.
In these tragic cases, certain family members are able to file a wrongful death claim, but they must do so within three years of the date of death, as per Washington’s statute of limitations on personal injury claims.
Car accidents, medical malpractice, exposure to toxicity, and plane crashes are just a few of the most common causes of death due to the negligence of another person or a corporation. It takes an experienced personal injury attorney to demonstrate the elements of negligence: firstly, another party must have failed to make every reasonable effort to keep others safe. Then, this carelessness must have resulted in the events that were responsible for your loved one’s death (or possibly for the conditions that caused his or her death).
We understand that it is impossible, even insulting, to try to assess your loved one’s life in dollars. However, it is not his or her personhood, but financial contributions, medical costs, estate management, pain and suffering, and legal costs that a wrongful death claim seeks to compensate. These are all very real and very tangible factors that must be taken into consideration.
Our compassionate personal injury lawyers will guide you through this difficult process, and ensure that all legal procedures are conducted as thoroughly and quickly as possible.