Wrongful death laws vary from state to state. What is applicable in California may not hold in New York. Likewise, Washington State has its own set of laws regarding wrongful death cases. These laws are designed to give surviving family members compensation for losing a productive member of the family due to the negligence of another person.
Washington law allows representatives, such as attorneys, to seek compensation for a deceased's spouse and children, if there are any present. If a death occurs and there is no surviving spouse or children, the law allows an attorney to make a claim for surviving parents or siblings. Under certain circumstances, claims may also be made for wrongful death actions against an unborn child.
Under the law, family members claiming wrongful death may be entitled to receive payments for loss of companionship, love, income, and child care expenses, among others. Children are allowed additional benefits to compensate for the loss of daily attention, potential physical and moral upbringing, and education. For the full range of potential benefits, consult with your Washington wrongful death attorney about your specific case.
Work with attorneys who know the ins and outs of Washington wrongful death laws. At the Peterson Law Offices, our lawyers have been helping people receive fair settlements for their claims formany years. We strive to treat all of our clients with the utmost courtesy and respect. Contact our lead attorney, Todd Peterson, today for a free consultation about your individual needs. All calls received at our offices will be returned as promptly as possible.