Herschensohn Law can advocate for you and your family if your loved one died because of someone else’s negligent actions. Our wrongful death attorney in Bellevue, WA, can protect your rights and best interests as we strive to secure economic justice from those responsible for your loved one’s fatal injury.
Our legal team will work tirelessly to ensure damages caused by your loved one’s death do not lead to further stress during an already difficult time. We can manage your case so you and your family can focus on healing and moving forward with your lives. Call (206) 588-4344 to get started on your case.
According to RCW 4.20.010, a wrongful death arises from the “wrongful act, neglect, or default of another person.” In this event, the deceased’s qualifying family members can recover compensation for losses caused by the accident and resulting fatal injuries.
At Herschensohn Law, we have worked with many families who have tragically lost loved ones in accident, so we understand the challenges you face in the wake of a wrongful death. We know that no amount of money can replace what you have lost. However, seeking financial awards can protect your family’s financial future and provide you with a measure of justice.
Our personal injury lawyers serving Bellevue can help you pursue a wrongful death action via an insurance claim or lawsuit against the party who caused your loved one’s fatal injury. We are here to help you understand your legal options and make sure you recover every cent owed to you and your family. We assist with cases involving:
When families come to us for assistance with a wrongful death claim, we do not take the trust they put in us lightly. We do everything in our power to protect, guide, and serve our clients as we work to minimize their legal burdens and maximize their compensation. If we take your case, our team will:
Our wrongful death attorneys in Bellevue can take your case on contingency, meaning we will not charge you upfront or out-of-pocket. Our payment comes from your settlement or verdict, and we take a fee only if and when we win your case.
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Our lawyers can help recover wrongful death damages so your family does not pay out of pocket for someone else’s mistakes. In general, wrongful death compensation in Washington State may include the following:
Attorney Zach Herschensohn and his dedicated personal injury team have a proven track record of fighting hard and winning big for clients across Washington State. Our case results include:
We have many positive reviews that evidence our commitment to client service and case success, such as the following:
“Zach and his team performed beyond my expectations! I couldn’t have had a better firm in my corner.” -Jon S.
“Very knowledgeable and trustworthy. Zach Herschensohn provided me with excellent service. He kept me well-informed and explained my complicated issues in a way I could understand. He took the lead and guided me through everything necessary to achieve a successful outcome. Overall, I am very pleased with his service and would highly recommend him to anyone.” -P.R.
In Washington, the deceased’s personal representative (executor) must take action on behalf of surviving beneficiaries. If your loved one did not name an executor or the executor cannot serve, the court can appoint someone.
According to RCW 4.20.020, wrongful death compensation benefits the deceased’s:
There is an exception to the rule that requires that a personal representative take action. RCW 4.24.010 states that parents can file suit for the wrongful death of a child if there are no other eligible survivors and:
In general, you have three years to file your Bellevue, WA, wrongful death lawsuit under RCW 4.16.080. The clock starts at the time of your loved one’s passing. Failure to pursue your case within the statute of limitations will likely lead to the court dismissing your suit.
In addition, if time runs out, it will reduce your insurance bargaining power by removing the threat of legal action. You could end up with a denied claim or diminished settlement and no additional options for seeking awards.
To win compensation, our lawyers must prove that another party’s reckless, careless, or wrongful actions caused your loved one’s fatal accident and resulting damages. In doing so, we will establish the following four elements of negligence:
Our wrongful death attorney in Bellevue, WA, is here to help you stand up to those who caused your loved one’s death. Call Herschensohn Law (206) 588-4344 to take advantage of a risk-free, no-cost consultation and learn more about how we can fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve.
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