Losing a loved one can be devastating. But you don’t have to deal with the aftermath alone. If someone else took your loved one before their time, speak with a wrongful death lawyer in Washington now.

When a loved one dies because someone else is careless, you and your family may still be suffering. You may not have been involved in the fatal accident, but you’re still dealing with the aftermath. 

If you’re struggling to help your family recover after a wrongful death, reach out to the lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates. Your Washington wrongful death lawyer wants to help you get compensated for a family loss. 

Who’s Liable for a Washington Wrongful Death?

First, how do you determine who’s at fault for the accident? Typically, fault will lie on the party that caused the accident with their carelessness. For example, if your loved one was killed in a car accident, the other driver may be responsible. 

But others may be liable for the wrongful death. For example, if their brakes failed, the manufacturer who made the faulty brakes may be held responsible for the loss. Talk to your wrongful death lawyer for help identifying the at-fault party. 

Eligibility for a Washington Fatal Accident Claim

Before you take your claim to court, you need to know whether you’re eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Washington. Every state has specific laws on who’s eligible to file a wrongful death claim. 

In Washington, you may file a lawsuit if you’re the personal representative of the estate, the deceased’s spouse or domestic partner, or the child, children, or stepchildren of the deceased. 

If you’re not sure you qualify, talk to your wrongful death lawyer about filing a claim. Even if another party plans to file a claim, you may still be eligible for compensation through their wrongful death claim. 

Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims

If you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly accident, you may be due compensation that helps your family recover. But you may be unsure how to calculate your economic and non-economic damages, or the financial and non-financial impacts of the accident. If you’re unsure what your claim is worth, you will struggle to get fairly compensated for your family’s suffering. 

Your Washington wrongful death attorney can help you calculate these damages. Below is just a sample of the damages your family may seek after a fatal accident: 

  • Final medical expenses 
  • Funeral and burial costs 
  • Property damage
  • Loss of inheritance 
  • Loss of affection 
  • Emotional trauma 

Contact a Washington Wrongful Death Attorney

If you’ve lost a loved one because someone else was careless, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. But how do you know what steps to take, who can file, or what evidence you need in a Washington courtroom?

Wrongful death claims can be complex, but yours doesn’t have to be. When you work with a lawyer at Craig Swapp & Associates, you have a chance to let a professional handle your claim so you can focus on your family. Your Washington wrongful death lawyer can handle the rest. 

Start with a free consultation, and your lawyer can even show you what they can offer your claim when your family is suffering. Call 1-800-404-9000 or fill out the online contact form below to get started. 

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