If someone in your family has died in a tragic accident in Washington State that was brought about by the negligence or carelessness of a car driver, a truck driver, a product manufacturer, or another party, you should contact Williams Law Offices, PLLC immediately. Everett Washington, Wrongful Death Attorney John M. Williams has successfully helped wrongful death survivors recover substantial settlements for the loss of their loved ones in fatal accidents.
Although the statute of limitations for a Washington wrongful death case can extend as far as three years from the date of death, you cannot afford to wait before retaining the services of an experienced Washington wrongful death lawyer. There is evidence that needs to be gathered, contained, and preserved immediately. There are experts and witnesses who can help prove your Washington wrongful death case that must be contacted right away.
Everett, Washington Wrongful Death Attorney John M. Williams understands that you and your family are going through one of the most emotionally challenging and painful periods in your life, and he can begin preparing your wrongful case even as you cope with the loss of your loved one.
Washington’s Wrongful Death Statutes
In addition to its statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, Washington State has other statutes—specific wrongful death statutes and specific survival statutes—that define who can be named as beneficiaries of the decedent’s estate, who can file a wrongful death claim, and the types of damages that can be brought. Spouses, children, and stepchildren are considered “statutory” beneficiaries—as are parents, brothers, sisters, and other family members when there are no other immediate family members.
In Washington State, recoverable damages can include medical costs prior to the wrongful death, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income and benefits, the survivors’ pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of companionship, loss of protection, and loss of inheritance. Although obtaining a financial settlement or jury award will not make up for the death of your loved one, it can provide you with some financial relief and hold the negligent party civilly liable for their actions.
Quality, Thorough, and Effective Wrongful Death Representation
A wrongful death lawyer must be 10 times more prepared than opposing counsel in order to achieve the best results for the plaintiff(s)’s case, whether through settlement or trial. From day one, Mr. Williams will prepare your wrongful death case as if he were going to trial so that in the event that your wrongful death lawsuit goes to court, he is more than ready to win your case before a judge and jury. Additionally, a very well prepared wrongful death case often leads to a settlement, without the need for a lawsuit.
Williams Law Offices PLLC represents wrongful death clients in cities throughout King County and Snohomish County, Washington, including Seattle, Lake Forest Park, Woodinville, Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, and Mountlake Terrace.
To schedule your free consultation with Everett, Washington Wrongful Death Attorney John M. Williams, call Williams Law Offices, PLLC at (866) 315-2427 or contact us online.