Did Your Loved One Die in a Stanwood Wrongful Death Accident?

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Wrongful Death Attorneys in Stanwood, 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 accident lawyer
  • Don’t settle for less than you deserve

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

  • 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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Your Loved One Didn’t Have To Die.
Get Them The Justice They Deserve.
Losing a loved one is devastating. When that loss is due to an accident or someone else’s negligence, the suffering multiplies. Knowing your loved one’s death didn’t have to happen is a terrible feeling.

As a surviving relative, you may feel that you need to stand up for your loved one’s wrongful death. Responsible parties must be held accountable because you know your loved one would do the same for you. An experienced attorney like Rico Tessandore understands how to help. He will fight to ensure your loved one gets the justice they deserve.

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Wrongful Death Claims: What You Need To Know
When someone dies in an accident, family members may choose to bring a wrongful death claim against the person, group, or organization responsible for the accident. Determining the exact cause of death and discussing other variables are part of filing a wrongful death claim but can cause a lot of emotional stress on surviving family members. During this emotionally turbulent time, it’s a good idea to have a professional on your side.

The law office of Rico Tessandore is experienced in wrongful death claims and knows how difficult they can be on surviving loved ones. When you’re already dealing with the grieving process, you need a professional who understands what you’re going through. Rico Tessandore’s number one goal is to help people. Call to learn more about how he can help you through this difficult time.

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Wrongful Death Claims in Stanwood
No lawyer can bring back a loved one, but monetary compensation can be awarded to surviving family members, bringing a sense of justice for your loved one’s unnecessary passing.

Wrongful death claims can come from:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Medical Negligence
  • Fatal Work Injuries
  • Government Negligence
  • Defective Products, Tools, or Equipment
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Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim in Stanwood

Most often, wrongful death claims are filed by the closest surviving family member. This might be a spouse, but it can also be a child, sibling, or parent.

In 2019, Washington state expanded parents’ ability to file wrongful death claims on their adult children. Prior to that, parents in Stanwood could not file for wrongful death claims if their child was over 18 unless they could prove financial dependence on the child. Now though, parents are able to receive the justice they deserve in the case of wrongful death of an adult child.

Filing a claim, whether it’s for an adult child or other loved one, can be complicated. Professional guidance is a good idea. Call the law office of Rico Tessandore to learn how they can help you file a wrongful death claim.

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Why Should I Hire Rico Tessandore For My Case?
Helping people is our number one goal.

You’ll feel confident with Rico Tessandore Law on your side. Here’s why:

  • Rico has successfully resolved over 1000 cases.
  • He has more than 20 years of legal experience.
  • Rico is a premier trial lawyer — a brilliant litigator with an incredible reputation throughout the legal community.
  • From the moment you call, we promise you’re our top priority.
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How Rico Tessandore Law Can Help With Your Wrongful Death Case?
An experienced attorney like Rico Tessandore knows how to help, even and especially during difficult times.
  • The law office of Rico Tessandore knows how vital justice is for your lost loved one. They will look through every piece of evidence to ensure you receive what you deserve.
  • They will gather the needed evidence, such as autopsy findings and police reports, to establish the strongest possible case.
  • They will help find expert witnesses to prove your loved one shouldn’t have died and make sure those responsible for their death are held accountable.
  • Most importantly, Rico Tessandore Law won’t stop until you receive justice for your loved one. They will go to court, mediation, or arbitration, whatever it takes, to ensure you receive compensation for 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

What Do You Need To Prove In a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In a wrongful death lawsuit, surviving family members need to prove two things:
The death of the loved one was caused due to the negligence or recklessness of the other party. Negligence could be on the part of a healthcare provider or an employer. Or, a loved one may have passed due to someone else’s reckless driving habits. The point is that your loved one’s death wasn’t due to their own mistake; it was because of someone else’s action or inaction.
The surviving family has suffered damages due to their loved one’s death. This can include medical bills, burial expenses, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.

Who Pays In a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The party deemed responsible for the loved one’s death must pay compensation to the surviving family members that filed the suit. This can take the form of an individual, a company, or other organization.

Typically, several insurance policies are involved, and that’s where professional help is extremely valuable. A wrongful death attorney will be able to sort through those policies, pursuing the right avenues to get the surviving family the greatest compensation possible.

Lawsuits like this do have a “statute of limitations,” which means you only have a certain amount of time after your loved one’s passing to file the suit. It’s essential to call a wrongful death lawyer right away to discuss your options.

Rico Tessandore is experienced in wrongful death lawsuits and understands how hard they can be on surviving family. Call him to learn how Rico Tessandore Law can help you through this challenging time while getting your lost loved one the justice they deserve.

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Reasons Why People Choose Rico Tessandore Law