Accidents are an inevitable part of life, but when an accident caused by another person’s negligence takes the life of your loved one, you deserve justice. Losing a loved one to an untimely death can be a very devastating experience. If you have lost a loved one as a result of another’s person’s negligence or misconduct, you deserve justice. The law recognizes the financial impact of a loved one’s death and allows the deceased’s beneficiaries to make a claim for damages resulting from the death of their loved one.
If your family member died because of another person’s negligence or misconduct, you need an experienced Kirkland wrongful death attorney who can help you understand your rights and support you through the legal process to get justice. For more information about how a Kirkland wrongful death attorney can help you, contact the dedicated legal team at Malcolm Law.
Our team is passionate about helping our clients get justice. We can protect your interests in a wrongful death claim, while you and your family focus on getting through the grieving process. We offer a free 30-minute initial consultation. Contact Malcolm Law today to schedule your free consultation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim
When a person’s death is caused by negligence, a wrongful act, or misconduct of another person, the deceased’s personal representative may file and maintain legal action against the person who caused the death. The personal representative maintains the legal action on behalf of the deceased’s beneficiaries and any recovered damages are fairly distributed among them.
Washington state law provides that the beneficiaries of a wrongful death claim include:
The spouse or state-registered domestic partner of the deceased
Child(ren) of the deceased, including stepchildren
Parents of the deceased if the deceased had no spouse, registered domestic partner, or children
What Damages Can Be Recovered For the Beneficiaries?
The recoverable damages will depend on the circumstances of the case. In every wrongful death case, the beneficiaries may be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are tangible and objectively verifiable losses that include:
At Malcolm Law, we work with economic experts to make sure that we accurately value your economic and non-economic damages. Our experienced Kirkland personal injury attorneys can help you recover the maximum value for your damages.
Contact an Experienced Kirkland Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
If you have lost a loved one as a result of another person’s negligence, you deserve justice. Call the passionate trial lawyers at Malcolm Law at 206-659-9514 to schedule your free 30-minute consultation.