After a Washington wrongful death, you and your loved ones must plan the funeral and burial of the one you lost. Andrew Kim provides a short, helpful checklist.

Funeral Planning After Washington Wrongful Death


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10/6/2013
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After a loved one dies in an unexpected accident, day-to-day life is difficult for those left behind. At the same time, other issues that need to be addressed, such as planning a funeral and filing a Washington wrongful death claim, can seem absolutely overwhelming.

What steps do you need to take to plan your loved one’s funeral and burial?

  • Collect vital information. You will need your loved one’s social security number, religious preferences, birth information, and death information throughout the funeral planning process.
  • Notify friends and loved ones. Make a list of those who will be involved in the funeral plus those that need to be invited and notified of your loved one’s death.
  • Decide upon burial details. Choose between burial and cremation. Choose a cemetery, plot, or tomb. Consider caskets, urns, and headstones.
  • Choose a funeral service or memorial. Keeping your loved one’s culture, religion, and preferences in mind, outline what kind of service, memorial, or viewing your loved one would have wanted. Select who will preside over the funeral and who will deliver the eulogy.
  • Select a funeral home. Compare local funeral homes based on services, pricing, and the wishes of your family and loved ones.
  • Keep track of costs of products and services. Because funeral services and burial costs may be compensated for in your wrongful death claim, it is important to note what you spent on products and services.

Remember: asking for help when planning your loved one’s funeral can be difficult, but your friends and family are there to help you through this hard and complicated time. Delegating tasks and realizing your emotional limits are key.

Filing a Washington wrongful death claim may be the last thing on your mind, but this step is critical if your loved one’s death involved the negligence of another person or party. Speak to Seattle wrongful death attorney Andrew Kim today about your potential case: 800-636-3676.



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