You are probably familiar with Seattle wrongful death suits for those killed in motor vehicle accidents, but a variety of other causes exist.

Can I file a wrongful death claim if my loved one wasn’t the victim of a fatal motor vehicle accident?

 

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Your spouse wasn’t the victim of a fatal car accident on Madison St. or a catastrophic motorcycle crash on Rte. 99. In fact, he wasn’t even in a vehicle at the time of his death. Wrongful death claims are often filed when a death occurs as a result of a motor vehicle accident. What you may not know is that you can file a claim for a death that happened for other reasons. Here, a Seattle lawyer discusses some of the types of deaths that typically fall into the wrongful death category.

  • Medical malpractice
  • Dog bites
  • ATV accidents
  • Work accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Defective medical devices
  • Negligent security accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Defective product accidents
  • Defective prescription or pharmaceutical drugs

Filing a wrongful death claim can bring justice to your lost loved one and help relieve your family of unexpected financial strain. This may be particularly necessary if your loved one earned the majority of the income or if you were a stay-at-home mom. Filing a wrongful death claim may also provide you with closure during this devastating time. The first step to getting what you deserve is to contact an experienced attorney.

The Andrew Kim Law Firm knows that right now is most likely the worst time in your life. You’re full of fear, grief, uncertainty, and questions. We will do all we can to help you.

Contact us today to speak with a compassionate lawyer about your situation.  We have assisted many grieving spouses, just like you, and can tell you if we are able to help you get the settlement you deserve.

If you know someone who has lost a loved one due to wrongful death, we encourage you to share this information with him or her. 

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