If a loved one dies due to someone else’s negligence, you may want to take legal action. Find out who may be held responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Who can I sue for wrongful death damages?

 

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Losing a loved one is devastating, but the loss seems to feel even worse when it is due to someone else’s negligence. It’s normal to want someone to pay—both literally and figuratively—for making such a grave mistake, and sometimes you can file a wrongful death lawsuit for damages. 

Who You Can Sue for Wrongful Death

There are specific guidelines for who can be sued for wrongful death and you may be surprised to learn who may be held accountable for your loved one’s death. Those who are eligible to be sued include:

  • The designer or builder of a faulty roadway or building which had defects that contributed to a person’s death.
  • The driver or employer of the driver who is at fault for a car accident that led to loss of life.
  • A distributor, manufacturer, or installer of a faulty or dangerous part of a vehicle that lead to a crash or a defect that caused a person to die.
  • A government agent who failed to provide adequate warnings regarding a road accident that led to death.
  • A drunk driver who killed another in a car crash.
  • The person who sold, gave, or served alcohol to the impaired driver who caused the accident.
  • The owner of the premises where alcohol was served to the person who caused the drunk-driving crash.

Do You Want to Hold the Negligent Person Responsible?

If you are a family member, life partner, or financial dependent of a person who was killed because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the loss. The Andrew Kim Law Firm has helped many people in the Seattle area fight for the rights of their loved ones and get the compensation they deserved. Contact us today to find out if we can do the same for you.