Kent Wrongful Death Attorney

Dealing with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most challenging experiences life throws at us, especially if it occurs due to someone else’s negligent or malicious actions. Wrongful death claims exist to provide family members with legal recourse in such heartbreaking circumstances. These cases require an attorney who can delicately handle these sensitive matters while pursuing justice and fair compensation. At Brumley Law Firm, we’re here to help guide you through this process with dignity and respect for your loss. Contact us today so that we can discuss how our Kent personal injury lawyers can help.

Why Hire Brumley Law Firm For Your Wrongful Death Case?

In the aftermath of a wrongful death, finding the right legal support is essential. Brumley Law Firm possesses a blend of compassion and legal proficiency that makes us stand out:

  • With nearly ten years in legal practice, our experience informs an effective approach well-suited to these sensitive cases.
  • Our track record includes successfully handling over 300 cases within the last 12 months, demonstrating our commitment to client success.
  • We understand your need for compassionate representation as you navigate this unfathomable time, which we provide every step of the way.

While no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, Brumley Law Firm is committed to ensuring that justice is served so you can focus on healing. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

How a Kent Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help Your Case

When mourning the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death, it’s hard to navigate legal matters alone. An attorney plays a crucial role in this deeply personal and complex type of case:

  • They assess who is eligible to file a claim under state law 
  • An attorney can accurately calculate the full range of damages suffered from the loss, including lost wages, medical and funeral expenses, as well as non-economic losses like loss of companionship.
  • A skilled Kent car accident attorney approaches insurance company negotiations with the experience needed to fight for fair compensation, and if negotiation does not result in a just settlement, they are prepared to represent your case at trial.

In this time of grief and uncertainty, the assistance of a skilled legal professional can be an incredibly helpful resource to ensure the wrongful death of your loved one is properly addressed.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Washington State?

In Washington State, the individual legally entitled to file a wrongful death claim is the personal representative or executor of the deceased person’s estate. This person is often named in a will; however, if no will exists or the named individual cannot fulfill this role, then a court may appoint a suitable representative.

Wrongful death—Right of action.

(1) When the death of a person is caused by the wrongful act, neglect, or default of another person, his or her personal representative may maintain an action against the person causing the death for the economic and noneconomic damages sustained by the beneficiaries listed in RCW 4.20.020 as a result of the decedent’s death, in such amounts as determined by a trier of fact to be just under all the circumstances of the case.

While it is the personal representative who must initiate the lawsuit, any damages recovered from a wrongful death claim are distributed for the benefit of surviving family members.

Every action under RCW 4.20.010 shall be for the benefit of the spouse, state registered domestic partner, child or children, including stepchildren, of the person whose death shall have been so caused. If there is no spouse, state registered domestic partner, or such child or children, such action may be maintained for the benefit of the parents or siblings of the deceased.

This process ensures that while the personal representative handles the legal aspects of filing a claim, any damages won ultimately go toward supporting and compensating surviving beneficiaries.

Contact Brumley Law Firm To Schedule a Free Consultation

Losing a loved one is an unimaginable event, and though financial compensation can never truly make up for your loss, it can help alleviate the burdens of this difficult period. If you’re considering a wrongful death claim in Washington State, Brumley Law Firm is here to provide compassionate yet assertive legal support. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.