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Seattle Wrongful Death Attorney
Representing the Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, & Renton
No words can express the pain of losing a loved one, especially if someone else’s neglect, recklessness, or wrongdoing caused the tragedy. Whether your loved one’s death was due to a car accident, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, or a workplace accident, our team at Kode Law Firm can help bring the responsible party to justice.
Our Seattle wrongful death lawyer has over a decade of experience and values communication, speed, and results. We recognize you are going through an unimaginably difficult time and will handle your case with the utmost compassion. While you take the time you need to grieve, we will investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, work to establish fault, and advocate for the highest compensation possible. With our help, you will not need to worry about keeping a roof over your head or paying other expenses on top of mourning the loss of your loved one.
Do not wait to discuss your case with us. Call (206) 312-4320 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Washington State?
“Wrongful death” is a type of personal injury lawsuit that a person can file on behalf of a loved one who has died because of the action or inaction of someone else. You may be eligible to file a claim if you are the victim’s spouse, domestic partner, child, stepchild, or estate representative. A parent or sibling may be able to file a claim if the victim is unmarried and has no children.
In Washington State, a wrongful death claim must be filed within three years of the victim’s passing. Therefore, it is important to act quickly if you hope to seek a judgment of liability and compensation.
Keep in mind that the three-year time limit does necessarily not start from when the accident takes place. The clock starts ticking when the victim ultimately dies. For example, if your loved one suffered catastrophic injuries in a motorcycle accident but did not pass away for several weeks, you will have three years from the date of their death – not the date of the accident.
If you are confused about your rights and options, our Seattle wrongful death lawyer can offer knowledgeable guidance. We will review the circumstances of the accident, determine whether you are eligible to file a claim, and advise whether you have a strong case.
Damages You Can Claim in a Washington Wrongful Death Claim
No amount of money can replace your loved one, but filing a claim can help you secure justice, closure, and the financial resources you need to pick up the pieces and start to move forward. Our team at Kode Law Firm can help you understand Washington’s wrongful death laws, how they apply to your case, and the types of damages you may be able to recover.
We will fight to obtain maximum compensation for all losses resulting from wrongful death, including:
- Your deceased loved one’s medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering your deceased loved one experienced prior to death
- Lost services previously provided by your deceased loved one
- Lost financial support that would have been provided by your deceased loved one
- Lost care, companionship, and guidance
If you are not a native English speaker, the legal terms associated with filing a wrongful death claim may be confusing. Fortunately, our firm provides our legal services in English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tigrinya, Pashto, and Dari. We will work to ensure you are comfortable every step of the way.
Multilingual Wrongful Death Representation in Washington State
Our firm provides our legal services in English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu, Tigrinya, Pashto, and Dari. We will work to ensure you are comfortable every step of the way.
If your loved one passed away due to another party’s negligence and you are not sure what to do next, call (206) 312-4320 or contact us online to discuss your case with our Seattle wrongful death lawyer.