Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Washington State
When a loved one is killed as the result of another party’s negligence or misconduct, there is an enormous life-changing impact on the surviving family members. The grief process can be disabling emotionally. And yet there are still practical matters to deal with – such as bills for medical expenses, funeral expenses, and reduction in household income either from the person who died or the survivors who cannot focus on quickly resuming their jobs.
Stritmatter has over 50 years of experience specializing in representing people in wrongful death cases.
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the recklessness or wrongdoing of another. Oftentimes these accidents are even more tragic because they could have been easily prevented. A wrongful death claim is a type of civil lawsuit brought by the Personal Representative of the Estate for the benefit of the surviving family members. While nothing can bring back the loved one who was killed, our wrongful death attorneys will fight to ensure that their death will not go unrecognized. We believe that each life is precious. And each life wrongfully ended should be treated with dignity and respect under the law. And this includes that the person’s life should be properly and reasonably financially acknowledged.