What Are the Elements of a Successful Wrongful Death Claim?

Personal Injury
A physician stressed out.

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
lost loved one

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

Wrongful Death
Woman Crying

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?

Wrongful Death
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?

Wrongful Death
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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What Are My Rights If I Suspect a Wrongful Death Case?

Wrongful Death
wrongful death

After you lose a family member, the last thing on your mind is filing a lawsuit. However, when you realize that the financial burden is too much, you may wonder about your rights. Each state dictates who can file a lawsuit, how much they can receive, and how those funds are distributed. Therefore, it is…

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Can Minors Receive a Jury Settlement from a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful Death
wrongful death

Wrongful death lawsuits filed by minors in Washington are treated differently than those lawsuits filed by adult loved ones. Typically, a lawsuit is filed by a representative of the deceased’s estate. But from there, the court will decide how to distribute the settlement, depending on the competency of the recipient. Most wrongful death cases settle…

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How Is a Wrongful Death Settlement Calculated?

Wrongful Death
Woman in a Cemetary

There is no fixed calculation for wrongful death settlements. Instead, damages are determined based on a variety of factors within the case. If you have lost a loved one in a tragic accident caused by someone’s negligence, you and your family may not only face the emotional turmoil of that loss, but the financial ones…

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