Legal Rights of Family Members in Wrongful Death Cases

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Wrongful Death Case Family RightsLosing a loved one at any time is devastating. Losing a loved one because of someone else’s negligence can leave you feeling traumatized and angry. Although no amount of money can ever bring your loved one back and restore your life to the way it was, a wrongful death lawsuit can help you seek the justice you deserve so that your family can begin to heal and move forward.

Under Washington law, only certain members of the deceased’s family can file a wrongful death action for the loss of their loved one. You may be able to pursue a wrongful death action if you are the:

  • Spouse of the deceased
  • Child of the deceased
  • Sibling or parent who was financially dependent on the deceased

Surviving family members and the decedent’s estate can claim damages in wrongful death cases for:

  • Lost earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent before death
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress

Have you lost a loved one because of the negligence of someone else? Please call Buckley & Associates at (206) 622-1100 today for your free consultation with experienced Seattle wrongful death lawyers. 

We provide representation to clients throughout the Seattle-Tacoma area and the state of Washington.

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