Wrongful death is usually the result of negligence or intentional or reckless acts of another person or party. Families are left to face a future not only without the victim, but often without the financial support that the victim provided.
Compensation for damages resulting from a wrongful death differ depending on the circumstances of the death. Insurance companies may be quick to offer a settlement to the victims’ family because of the risk involved in a wrongful death case. It may seem easier to settle because the family is in need and because they do not want to deal with a long drawn out lawsuit.
Washington law only allows certain family members to seek a recovery for the wrongful death of a loved one.ÝRecovery is usually limited to the surviving spouse and financially dependent children of the victim.
Our firm has the expertise to handle your case. If you believe a loved one died through the negligent acts of another, please call us immediately.