Wrongful death attorney fights for you
Kirkland wrongful death lawyer Scott McDonald represents families who have suffered a death or fatal injuries to a family member through the negligence of another person. When a loved one dies unexpectedly it is a very traumatic event in your life. However, eventually the shock passes and if you find out that someone else was responsible and caused your loved one’s death you may wish to find some good information regarding your legal rights as a survivor.
With a centrally located law office in Kirkland, Scott McDonald and Associates helps surviving spouses and children file and pursue wrongful death claims, obtaining compensation for funeral expenses, loss of future earnings, medical bills, physical pain and emotional suffering from the person or company responsible for the wrongful death.
You may be asking yourself what is a wrongful death case anyway? In Washington, a wrongful death occurs when a loved one dies because of the carelessness, negligence, recklessness or intention of another person or company. The death could happen as a result of a car accident, motorcycle accident, on the job injury, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, medical malpractice, or any other careless behavior. The decedent’s estate and certain family members have a claim for damages. The estate usually is allowed to claim damage for the decedent’s lost employment earnings, medical bills, and pain and suffering experienced prior to death.
People are often surprised to discover that only certain family members have the legal right in Washington to recover from the wrongful death of a loved one. In most fatal accident cases, recovery is limited to a surviving spouse and children. In some death cases the decedent’s surviving siblings and parents may also have separate claims if they are financially dependant on the decedent at the time of death.
In Washington, some of the damages that you may be able to recover included the following:
1. Sorrow, mental anguish, and solace which may include losses of companionship, comfort, guidance, and advice of the decedent;
2. Compensation for reasonably expected loss of:
(i) income of the decedent, and
(ii) services, protection, care and assistance provided by the decedent;
3. Expenses for the care, treatment and hospitalization of the decedent incurred because of the injury resulting in death;
4. Reasonable funeral expenses; and
5. Pain and suffering experience by decedent prior to the passing of the decedent;
If your family member or loved one has died as a result of another person’s carelessness or negligence, Scott McDonald And Associates can help. We have 30 years of experience investigating, pursuing and resolving wrongful death cases. Kirkland wrongful death attorney Scott McDonald has extensive experience working with the experts necessary to secure a fair and reasonable wrongful death settlement. We also have the experience and skills necessary to present your wrongful death case in court before a jury if the insurance company refuses to settle or offers an unacceptable settlement.
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If you believe you have a wrongful death case and are ready to commit to seeking justice for someone else's wrongdoing contact us for a FREE consultation on your wrongful death case. There is no obligation to hire a lawyer. We are usually retained on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee until our fatal accident attorneys successfully recover fair compensation for you.