Mr. Jim Sellers, Trial Attorney, has built quite an impressive track record in achieving large financial compensation verdicts/settlements on behalf of victims from the successful prosecution of Wrongful Death Cases with especial attention to the needs of family members of the deceased. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a car/truck/bus or other motor vehicle accident, or a reckless drunk driver, or as a result of medical malpractice, prescription errors, unsafe pharmaceutical products or nutritional supplement, contact us to fight hard for you to get the justice you deserve.
A "wrongful death" accident is when a person dies as a result of an accident caused by negligence or negligent behavior by another person or a company or a government agency. Both Washington state and Oregon state have a civil "wrongful death statute," or set of statutes, which establish the procedures for bringing wrongful death claims against a defendent. In Washington and Oregon, an action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent's immediate family members, such as surviving spouses and children, and sometimes parents or siblings.
In Washington state, when the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another his or her personal representative may maintain an action for damages against the person causing the death; and although the death shall have been caused under such circumstances as amount, in law, to a felony.
According to Washington state RCW 4.20.020, every wrongful death action shall be for the benefit of the wife, husband, state registered domestic partner, child or children, including stepchildren, of the person who has died. If there be no wife, husband, state registered domestic partner, or such child or children, such action may be maintained for the benefit of the parents, sisters, or brothers, who may be dependent upon the deceased person for support, and who are resident within the United States at the time of his or her death.
Wrongful Death Accident Attorney - settlement / litigation
Sellers law firm is highly experienced in wrongful death law for both Washington and Oregon and we can explain all of the intricacies of such cases, along with claims and settlement/litigation procedures, and help achieve the best possible outcome for the loss of your loved ones. Nothing can bring back a person who has lost his/her life as a result of negligence in an accident or resulting from malpractice. However, punishing those responsible through punitive damages can possibly change future reckless behavior and hopefully change our society for the better and force others to reconsider their actions and become more responsible towards other drivers, passenders, and pedestrians.
Wrongful Death Accident Attorney Vancouver WA - Statute of Limitation
"Statute of limitations" refers to the time limitation associated with accidental personal injury claim and it governs the time limitation on the filing of a lawsuit to recover compensation. The limitations period in a wrongful death action may run from the date of death or it can be from the time when the party bringing suit discovers, or should reasonably have discovered, the connection between the decedent's death and the cause. Contact us to discuss your state statute of limitation to discover which may apply to your case. When the decedent's death is a result of a disease caused by a toxic or hazardous substance, some states have different time requirements. It is always best to contact a wrongful death accident attorney to discuss the time limitations regarding a wrongful death claim.
Damages Wrongful Death Accident Attorney
The specific damages in a wrongful death claim is based on financial compensation that is calculated based on loss of support, loss of inheritance, medical and funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. Washington and Oregon laws are intended for damages to be awarded for a wrongful death and that such damages should be fair and just compensation for the injuries to the persons who are affected by the death of the decedent. Contact our law offices to discuss the Washington statute or the Oregon statute with regards to interest recovery and punitive damages provisions. We can described these with you and answer your questions. Our initial consultation is free and there is no obligation for this service.
Hiring An Experienced Wrongful Death Accident Attorney Vancouver WA
Contact Mr. Sellers to discuss Wrongul Death Accident Attorney Vancouver WA today for your free, no-obligation, initial consultation. If you prefer you can use our Free Case Consultation Form found on the top right of this page. Mr. Sellers is an experienced Wrongful Death Accident Attorney and he is ready to meet with you to discuss your case.