Gain Certainty Amid the Uncertainty of a Wrongful Death
In the state of Washington, a wrongful death is defined as “the death of a person . . . caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” So, when someone is killed because of another person’s recklessness, survivors may file suit. A wrongful death is usually an abrupt and unanticipated accident. When such a dreadful event occurs, it can leave relatives and those close to the decedent feeling bitter, heartbroken, and even angry. Such strong sentiments can put a strain on survivors and make the entire process feel heartwrenching. Hiring the right attorney can be vital in this process. The Advocates Law is one of your best resources in these difficult times. Your Advocate will help you understand the process. Your Advocate can sympathize with you while making well-informed, objective decisions on your behalf. The Advocates Law are committed to their clients. Your Advocate will treat you right. The Advocates Law is a personal injury firm serving the entire state of Washington with an office in Seattle. If you cannot meet with us, we will meet with you. Schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with an Advocate today. Complete the form on this page, and an attorney will contact you momentarily.
Your Advocate Can Navigate This Tough Terrain!
Wrongful death cases can be intricate and complicated. The Advocates can walk you through this troublesome territory. Recognizing that you have an Advocate to help you can be reassuring. Thousands of clients have selected the Advocates to represent them because:
• PEOPLE FIRST. For those who survive the decedent, the Advocates understand the emotional weight these cases can have. We try to treat each case delicately and with respect.
•STRAIGHT TALK. Because of the complicated nature of wrongful death cases, the Advocates can help their clients understand this process.
•EVERYONE WINS. When you receive a fair settlement, and your case is handled with the appropriate care, you win. The Advocates win by helping a client successfully resolve a burden in his/her life.
Don’t Do This Alone! You Deserve an Advocate!
Who Qualifies to File a Wrongful Death Suit?
If someone close to you has been wrongfully killed, it is important to know if you can take legal action. A qualified personal injury attorney from the Advocates Law will be able to help in this regard. Your Advocate can assess the details of your situation and tell you whether or not you have a case during your FREE CASE EVALUATION.
A Spouse. Washington law allows “wife, husband, [and] state registered domestic partner” as a person who may be “beneficiaries of action” respecting a wrongful death case.
Children. If a parent of a child is wrongfully killed, including stepchildren, those affected qualify to take legal action.
Parents. Legal action can be taken for the benefit of parents who may be dependent upon the deceased person for support.
Siblings. Similar to parents, brothers and sisters who depend upon the decedent for support may take legal action.
As mentioned above, the best way to verify that you qualify is meeting with a lawyer.