Emerald City Legal Services

Wrongful Death

There is no more serious injury than death...

First, my condolences on your loss...     
A wrongful death is when a person dies because of the negligence, or wrongful conduct of  somebody else, or a company, organization or government. The wrongful death claim is for the benefits of the deceased's immediate family members, usually surviving spouses, children, and sometimes parents. Parents can also recover for the wrongful death of their minor children.
In order to recover damages from the person, people, or company, that killed your loved one, you must file your claim within the three year statute of limitations, however, it is critical that you hire your wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.  To bring a wrongful death claim, generally the following elements are needed: 

-Someone has died.
-Their death was the result of someone's negligence.
-The deceased left behind surviving dependents.

In Washington you can recover both economic and
non-economic damages including: 

-Medical Bills
-Funeral Expenses
-Loss of earnings
-Pain and suffering
-Loss of companionship (loss of the relationship)
-Loss of benefits
-Loss of insurance
-Loss of future earnings       

Emerald City Legal Services is devoted to helping families of wrongful death victims; you will find no more compassionate lawyer. We thoroughly investigate your wrongful death case. We will determine who is liable for killing your loved one. We can help you get the help you need...
If you have lost someone you loved as the result of somebody's negligence, contact our office right away. Delaying won't help you; often there is evidence that only exists if you act fast. Of course no amount of money could ever 'compensate' you, but you need a wrongful death attorney to represent you, and honor the memory of your loved one, by holding the person who took their life responsible. Don't delay, call us today for a free consultation of your claim.    And again, our condolences on your loss

Client Comment: "Sean goes above and beyond on your behalf and is constantly vigilant about keeping you apprised of the status of your case. I have already recommended him to several friends and will continue to do so, I have complete confidence that he will continue to be passionate about delivering dedicated and attentive service." -J. M.

  • Vehicle Accidents: A death caused by Drunk Driving, Speeding, Racing, or Distracted or Reckless Driving. 
  • Workplace deaths: An employee death because of negligent policies or actions of the employer.
  • Premises liability: A visitor to property dies because of the property owner's negligence.
  • Negligent supervision: Usually a child or elder dies in a daycare or nursing home.
  • Defective products: A consumer is killed from using a dangerous defectively designed product.
  • Medical malpractice: A patient dies because of a failure to diagnose a fatal condition, or from a breach of the standard of care of treatment.
  • Defective Medical Devices: A patient is killed from using a defectively designed medical device.
  • Defective Drugs: Death caused by side effects of dangerous defective pharmaceuticals.
  • Food Borne Illnesses: Someone dies from tainted food products 
RCW 4.20.010 - Wrongful Death - Right of Action: When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another his or her personal representative may maintain an action for damages against the person causing the death..."  RCW 4.20.020 - Wrongful Death - Beneficiaries of Action: Every such action shall be for the benefit of the wife, husband, state registered domestic partner, child or children, including stepchildren, of the person whose death shall have been so caused. If there be no wife, husband, state registered domestic partner, or such child or children, such action may be maintained for the benefit of the parents, sisters, or brothers, who may be dependent upon the deceased person for support, and who are resident within the United States at the time of his or her death... In every such action the jury may give such damages as, under all circumstances of the case, may to them seem just. 


New Orleans Graveyard - 2005

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