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Wrongful Death Attorneys in Lynnwood, WA
LYNNWOOD WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY
No one should ever go through the pain of losing a loved one. Although we may not be able to bring your loved one back, we can help you get the settlement you deserve
In addition to grieving, you may be feeling angry, helpless, and unsure of what to do. While there’s no easy solution, the law offers some recourse in wrongful death cases.
Losing a family member can affect you in countless ways. For example, if the deceased was financially supporting any children or other family members, their next-of-kin must now manage to pay the bills independently.
Your loved one might also have incurred medical expenses or lost income due to the inability to work before their passing. These and other expenses could be passed on to you.
Dealing with these kinds of financial repercussions can feel overwhelming enough on its own. The impact can feel particularly devastating at a time when you’re already coping with the distress of losing a spouse, parent, child, or another close family member. The companionship, emotional support, or love you received from this person can never be replaced, and losing these may take a heavy toll on you and your family.
You should never be saddled with the financial burden of your loved one’s wrongful death. Seek guidance from a wrongful death attorney on your family’s case — the attorney can assist with investigating what has happened, discussing your options with you, and winning compensation for you should you choose to pursue a claim.
Wrongful deaths can occur in numerous ways. Across the United States, car accidents account for a significant number of preventable injuries and deaths.
This fact holds especially true in towns such as Lynnwood, where a large portion of residents commutes to other cities for work.
Medical malpractice is also a major cause of wrongful death lawsuits. In these cases, physicians may be held civilly liable for actions that resulted in a patient’s death.
Although violent crime is less common in Lynnwood than in many other American cities, an assault may well justify a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
In the state of Washington, according to the CDC, accidents were the fourth leading cause of death in 2017, the most recent year for which data was available.
In the United States as a whole, accidents and unintentional injuries are the third leading cause of death overall after heart disease and cancer. Motor vehicle crashes, in particular, kill tens of thousands of people each year.
Meanwhile, preventable medical errors – including misdiagnosis, mistakes in treatment, and failure to provide adequate preventive care – claim 250,000 American lives yearly.
While hiring an attorney may be close to the last thing on your mind during your period of grief and sorrow, if your loved one was wrongfully killed by another’s negligence, you do not deserve to pay the financial costs that may be associated with your loss.
How to File a Wrongful Death Case
If your loved one died due to someone else’s negligent behavior, you are entitled to compensation for the economic and emotional suffering of this loss. Under the law, you may be compensated for the loss of financial support from a breadwinner, and you can also recover damages such as medical bills or loss of income that your loved one incurred before their death.
To file a wrongful death claim in Washington, you must either be the spouse, domestic partner, child, or stepchild of the deceased, or the personal representative of their estate. Parents or siblings may file if the deceased had no spouse or children. Compensation will be awarded based on who has filed the claim and what damages they have incurred.
You’ll also be asked to supply proof that another person made negligent decisions that led to your loved one’s passing. If your loved one would have been able to file a personal injury claim, had they survived, it’s a good indication that you might be able to win a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you wish to file a wrongful death claim, you must file within three years of the date of your loved one’s passing, according to Washington’s statute of limitations.
If you’ve lost someone you love, I can help ensure that justice is served and assist you and your family with getting your feet back on the ground. Please contact me today to discuss how we may be able to work together on your case.