A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or entity. An action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent’s immediate family members (distributees). The most common distributees are surviving spouses and children, and sometimes parents. Nothing can ever prepare us for the sudden death of a loved one. When that death is caused by someone else’s negligence, it is difficult to understand why this happened. The Seattle wrongful death attorneys at Wattel & York, Attorneys At Law, can help your family obtain the compensation you need and deserve. The attorneys at Wattel & York have years of experience representing families in Seattle, Tacoma, and the entire State of Washington in wrongful death cases. Call today at 877-572-4143 for a free legal consultation.
In Washington, wrongful death law states that a claim must be filed within a certain period of time after the accident. This period of time is called the statute of limitations. If a lawsuit is not filed in time, the case will be deemed legally invalid by the court regardless of the reason for the delay. Under Washington wrongful death law, a claim usually must be filed within three years of the accident for both adult beneficiaries and minors; however we advise you to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Wattel & York have successfully handled many wrongful death cases and are committed to their clients through every step of the legal process. Our attorneys can determine the statute of limitations applicable to your wrongful death case. Call today at 877-572-4143.
In order to successfully bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party there are three elements that Washington law has determined must be evident:
- The person is deceased.
- His or her death was the direct result of someones negligence.
- The deceased has left behind dependents who are suffering financially due to the loss.
The Seattle wrongful death attorneys at Wattel & York are devoted to helping the families of wrongful death victims and those who have suffered personal injury. Our attorneys will conduct all investigations of the accident, as well as conduct business and communication with the insurance companies or jury. Our attorneys will determine the liable parties and any negligence. Our experienced attorneys will seek damages and help bring you the resources you need as you deal with the wrongful death of a loved one. Call our office today to speak with a Seattle wrongful death attorney and make an appointment for a free initial consultation.
Wrongful death cases in Washington provide one to be entitled to recover both economic and non-economic damages which are suffered as a result of the loss of a loved one. In Washington, some of the possible damages we may be able to recover for you include:
- Loss of earnings
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of benefits and insurance
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of companionship
If you have lost a loved one as the result of the negligence of another person, please contact the offices of Wattel & York, Attorneys At Law. No amount of money can replace your loss or properly compensate you. You need an experienced wrongful death attorney to represent you. Contact a successful Seattle wrongful death attorney at Wattel & York today. Our attorneys have years of experience in this specialized area of the law and will give you the personal attention you deserve. Statutory limitations do apply in Washington so don’t delay and call our office today at 877-572-4143 for a free legal consultation. We serve Seattle, Tacoma, and the entire State of Washington.