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Wrongful Death

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How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

Losing a loved one is an unimaginably painful experience, and it becomes even more heart-wrenching when the loss is due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct. This is where the concept of wrongful death comes into play, offering a legal avenue for families to seek justice and compensation for their immense loss. During periods of

How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

Losing a loved one is a profound and devastating experience, especially when their death is due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. In these moments, seeking justice and accountability becomes a priority for many. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a path that many choose to take, holding the at-fault party financially liable for

What Is the Statute of Limitations in a Slip and Fall Case?

Victims of slip and fall accidents have the right to pursue compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit. If you believe that you qualify for this litigation, it is important to act quickly. Washington law sets a deadline, known as the statute of limitations, for filing slip and fall accident claims. If you do not

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19

Elder abuse occurs when an older person experiences physical, emotional, financial, or sexual harm at the hands of another person. Senior citizens may also experience abandonment and neglect, often from the people that they trust to care for them. Limited physical contact due to the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for family members to

What Is Double Indemnity?

Life insurance and accident policies often include a double indemnity clause, under which the insurance company agrees to pay twice the policy amount in case of an accidental death. While double indemnity can provide a number of benefits to grieving families, not all Washington insurance policies honor this agreement. What Qualifies as an Accidental Death?

Life Care Center of Kirkland Fined for Negligence in Handling Coronavirus Outbreak

On April 1, Life Care Center of Kirkland was fined more than $600,000 for their comprehensive failure to prepare, act, and respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The long-term care facility is widely considered the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Washington – in fact, the first confirmed case of coronavirus in the United States

Seattle Crane Accident Lawyer

On April 27, 2019, a crane collapsed in downtown Seattle causing the deaths of four people and injuring at least four others.  The crane accident occurred at Fairview Avenue North and Mercer Street when a tower crane working on a new Google campus fell. The four fatalities included two ironworkers who were in the tower

How Do You Calculate a Wrongful Death Settlement?

No amount of money can make up for the unexpected death of a loved one. A successful claim could, however, give your family the financial stability to pay for funeral and burial expenses, make up for lost wages, and continue to pay bills while you grieve. Washington wrongful death law, Section 4.20.020 of the state