Washington Wrongful Death Attorneys

Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel can help you parse out both the cause and the fault of death at the hands of another. 

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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. 

“It was a weight off my shoulders being able to trust someone else to handle the case while I focused on healing.”

– Jennifer Caldwell

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.

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.

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