Were One of Your Loved ones Involved in a Lynnwood Wrongful Death?

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Wrongful Death Attorneys in Lynnwood, WA


We’ve Received Compensation For Hundreds Of People. We Can Help You Too.

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

Here’s what you need to know when looking for a wrongful death lawyer
  • Don’t settle for less than you deserve

  • What you need to know about wrongful death lawsuits in Lynnwood

  • Why should I hire Rico Tessandore for my case?
  • How Rico Tessandore will help you in your wrongful death lawsuit

  • Understanding the law of negligence
  • How does a wrongful death lawsuit work?

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Legal Aid for Wrongful Death Cases
It’s heartbreaking to lose someone you love for any reason, but it’s even more awful to know that someone else’s thoughtlessness led to your loved one’s demise.

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.

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Wrongful Death Attorney Services in Lynnwood

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.

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Lynnwood Statistics and Data

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.

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Wrongful Deaths in Lynnwood
Negligent behavior often plays into auto accidents and medical mistakes. In the case of violence, there may even be malicious intent. There may be grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit if there’s sufficient evidence to establish that the other party acted negligently or with intent to harm.

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.

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Why Choose Rico Tessandore?
I have served clients in Washington state in various capacities since I graduated from law school in 1998. Having settled over 1,000 cases to date, I bring years of experience in personal injury, civil, and criminal law. You can count on me to fight for you and your family, and you’ll be able to rest a little easier knowing your case is in good hands.
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How an Attorney Assists with Wrongful Death Cases
A wrongful death attorney can be immensely helpful in many ways, including:
  • Investigating the incident and gathering the facts about what occurred
  • Documenting and compiling your case
  • Counseling you on relevant local laws
  • Defending your rights in court
  • Helping you recover economic and non-economic damages suffered due to your loss

Rico Tessandore is a top notch personal injury attorney. Highly professional and extremely friendly and open. Always answered all of my calls, answered any and all of my questions. Rico is extremely knowledgeable and I would not want anyone else to handle my case. I have and will continue to recommend Rico Tessandore to all friends and family.

Artem D

I would highly recommend Rico Tessandore. He's responsive, knowledgeable, professional, ethical, and a pleasure to work with. Rico genuinely cares about his clients, and he works hard to get them the best possible outcome. I consulted with Rico after a tripping-and-falling incident. I had some medical expenses and wanted some advice. Rico listened to what I had to say and went to work for me. I can't thank him enough for all the work he did. He went way above and beyond my expectations. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.

Becky S

Rico is amazing. Such an honest and down to earth guy. Tells you like it is and is fair. Give him a call and schedule a meeting, you wont be disappointed.

Lacey F

Rico represented me in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred just weeks before my wedding. I was injured, stressed, and felt like my life was unraveling. Rico listened to me, and was not just a wonderful attorney, but also a great friend throughout the process. Rico was a tremendous help to me and my family, and I am forever grateful. I could not have asked for a better attorney.

Sonya G

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.

Final Thoughts

It can be hard to accept when your loved one has died of wrongful causes. While nothing can right the wrong that’s been done, having the law on your side can be empowering and help ensure that you don’t suffer additional and unnecessary hardship from your loss.

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.

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Reasons Why People Choose Rico Tessandore Law