Dividing Wrongful Death Settlements Among Recipients in Washington State

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Wrongful death settlement.

Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers Explain How Wrongful Death Settlements Work in Washington The shock of losing a loved one suddenly and tragically can be unbearable. This is especially true if your loved one died because of another person’s actions. The sudden financial impact of losing a spouse or child compounds your emotional and psychological suffering….

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What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

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If you lost a family member in an incident caused by someone else’s negligence, you are likely looking to hold them accountable. One of the most common ways to do so is through a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases differ from standard personal injury claims, including what types of compensation are available. Understandably, one of…

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Is an Autopsy Necessary in a Wrongful Death Case?

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Family mourning over the wrongful death of a loved one.

People who contact attorneys regarding possible wrongful death claims often ask if an autopsy is necessary for their claim to proceed. Unfortunately, the answer is not clear and depends on the circumstances surrounding the death. No law requires an autopsy in a wrongful death case. However, keep in mind that if you file a wrongful…

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What Are the Elements of a Successful Wrongful Death Claim?

Personal Injury
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When a loved one dies because of someone’s negligence or purposeful acts, surviving family members are allowed to file for compensation by suing for wrongful death. Wrongful death cases require family members to prove, using a preponderance of the evidence, that the defendant caused their loved one’s death. To do so, each element of the…

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What You Need to Know about Brain Injury Lawsuits

Personal Injury
head and brain injury

Brain injury lawsuits are incredibly stressful not only for the person suffering from that injury, but their loved ones as well. The lawsuit you will use to receive compensation depends on the type of accident leading up to the injury itself. To succeed, it often requires a team of attorneys, medical professionals, and other experts…

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How Will I Pay for a Funeral after a Wrongful Death?

Personal Injury

After the wrongful death of a loved one, you may find yourself facing the insurmountable costs of a funeral. You can receive compensation for funeral and burial costs, but only if you file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party. Losing a loved one unexpectedly is not only the most difficult emotional experience you…

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How to Prove Fault for a Wrongful Death Claim

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If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else, you may qualify for what is known as a wrongful death claim. To sue for wrongful death, you must prove that the defendant caused the incident that led to your loved one’s death. Proving fault is not always straightforward, especially in…

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How Do I Sue a Hospital for Wrongful Death?

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Woman Grieving

When a patient dies under the care of a hospital, and that death is due to medical malpractice or neglect, the surviving family of that patient may file a lawsuit to retrieve compensation. These claims are known as wrongful death claims, and they may be filed against the hospital, the provider who caused the death,…

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How Does a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Work?

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emotional distress

Wrongful death lawsuits in the state of Washington work differently than in other states. One of the biggest differences is that the damages (compensation) are paid to the estate of the deceased, rather than directly to the claimants in the lawsuit. Furthermore, the state has special rules for what qualifies as a lawsuit, and how…

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