Wrongful Death Attorneys in Federal Way
Helping Families Recover Compensation in Tacoma, WA
There is nothing that can replace the loss of beloved family member. In addition to this terrible loss, many families find themselves in some serious financial predicaments, especially if the decedent was the primary income earner in the household. If someone else’s actions led to the death of your loved one, you might have a viable wrongful death lawsuit on your hands. At Lowe Law Group in Federal Way, our wrongful death team will fight on your behalf to ensure you receive fair compensation for your loss. You can rely on our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys to effectively represent you and hold the responsible party liable.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Not everyone can file a wrongful death claim in Washington.
Below are the parties who can file a claim in the state:
- The personal representative of the decedent's estate
- The decedent’s surviving spouse, children, or stepchildren
- The decedent's surviving registered domestic partner
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil case and, therefore, liability is expressed through monetary damages.
The Statute of Limitations
Every state has a statute of limitations, which is a timeframe within which one must file a lawsuit. In Washington, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is three years, beginning on the date of the decedent’s passing. However, there are some factors that might impact the three-year time limit. To ensure the statute of limitations does not run out on your case, seek legal guidance as soon as possible.
Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim
In Washington, one can collect both economic and non-economic damages in a wrongful death claim.
Below are some of the different types of damages you might be able to recover when filing a wrongful death lawsuit:
- The decedent’s final medical expenses
- Burial and funeral expenses
- Lost wages/income provided by the decedent
- Pain and suffering the decedent experienced prior to death
- The loss of household services the decedent provided
- The loss of the decedent’s care, comfort, and society
- Damages associated with property damage repairs (if applicable)
In certain circumstances, there may be caps on the amount of monetary compensation available in wrongful death claims, such as in cases involving medical malpractice.
Contact Our Skilled Wrongful Death Team Today
Losing a loved one is a difficult, earth-shaking experience. If your lost someone to an accident caused by another party’s negligence, contact the experienced team at Lowe Law Group in Federal Way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our wrongful death team will provide the personalized solutions you need to ensure the responsible party is held accountable for this awful loss. You should not have to suffer on your own or quietly bear the burden of this tragedy.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to treat you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered over $265 million dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.