Bellevue, Washington Wrongful Death Lawyer
If your loved one, a spouse, a parent, a sibling or child has been killed due to the negligent actions of another, you may be seeking answers to your legal questions. The Farber Law Group, a Bellevue, Washington personal injury may be assistance to you.
An untimely death of a loved one as a result or a car accident or truck accident with a negligent driver, a hit-and-run accident, an on-the-job accident, or a death due to medical errors or other unfortunate circumstances is a gut wrenching and painful experience for any family.
Washington state law allows families of wrongful death victims to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent persons or companies that are responsible for their loved ones death. The family can seek both economic and non-economic damages.Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?
Washington's wrongful death statute, Chapter 4.20 RCW, allows that actions for personal injury survives to a surviving spouse, state registered domestic partner, children, stepchildren or other legal heirs such as brothers, sisters or the decedent's parents. There is only one wrongful death action or claim even though there may be several family members who are entitled to proceeds.How do I know if I have a legitimate wrongful death lawsuit?
Wrongful death lawsuits can sometimes be difficult to prosecute and burden of proof is on the estate filing the claim. You should consider the following in filing a wrongful death lawsuit:
- Did the actions of a person or entity cause or contribute to my loved one's death?
- Was the individual negligent or strictly liable for the death?
- Does the victim have other surviving family members or beneficiaries?
- Did the family member's death result in financial damages?
The Farber Law Group is here to answer your questions
At this point, you probably have more questions than answers and now is the time to ask them of an experienced legal professional. The Farber Law Group is here to help you. We have more than 30 years experience representing the families of wrongful death victims.
Call Toll Free at (800) 244-9087 or use our contact form. We offer a free and no-pressure consultation.