Losing a loved one in an accident is indescribable. Not all accidents are void of responsibility and in the aftermath of a tragedy, Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel is in your corner. Our experienced team has won settlements for families who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Washington Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful Death Case Results
$2.5 million recovered for the death of a man hit and run over by a front end loader on a construction site.
$2 million recovered for the death of a husband and father killed when he was struck by a work vehicle while walking to work in the parking lot.
$1.5 million recovered for the death of single adult male with no children caused by the negligence of a King County bus driver.
$975,000 recovered for the death of a mother killed by a drunk driver who had been over served at a bar.
Justice matters because you matter.
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death legislation is in place to assist the deceased family in the case of a wrongful death. The legal definition of wrongful death is “taking of the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons.” The complexities of a wrongful death suit and the differences in statutes from state to state, mean that hiring a personal injury lawyer is necessary. For success, the plaintiff in a wrongful death case must usually show:
- Death of a human being
- Another’s negligence or intent to cause harm
- That family members are suffering monetary injury resulting from death
- That a personal representative has been appointed for the deceased’s estate
Over 90,000 medical malpractice fatalities occur every year, the leading cause of wrongful death.
In 2016, the median settlement for a medical malpractice case was $1.29.
In 2016, the average settlement for a medical malpractice case was $3.51.