Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Vancouver, Washington
As the fourth largest city in Washington State, roughly 193,000 people call Vancouver home. While it’s often overshadowed by its Canadian counterpart, the “other” Vancouver has plenty to be proud of. The city is renowned for a bustling restaurant scene, some of the best wineries in the Pacific Northwest, a host of hotels and shops, plus a historic waterfront with beautiful views.
But as lovely a place as it is, Vancouver, Washington isn’t immune to life altering accidents. People sometimes suffer accidents, medical malpractice, or other tragedies that lead to wrongful death. When this happens, families may find themselves struggling with grief and uncertainty, wondering how to get justice and compensation. That’s where the professional legal help of an attorney from Palace Law comes in.
Why Should You Choose a Palace Law Attorney?
When someone in your life is tragically killed in an act of negligence, the last thing you want to do is navigate the legal system. That’s why it’s important to choose an experienced attorney who can help you get justice for your loss. At Palace Law, our wrongful death attorneys have years of experience handling these difficult cases. We can guide you through the complex process of filing a wrongful death claim and help you recover compensation for lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.
Our team of experienced attorneys has a high level of experience, with four lawyers that have tried more than 200 cases each.
We strive to make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. Palace Law is available 24/7 to handle your wrongful death case and we even offer free initial consultations. If you are unable to travel, one of our attorneys can come to you.
At Palace Law, we understand that you’re likely feeling overwhelmed following a tragedy. That’s why we do our best to help survivors recover from their loss. We’ll provide compassionate legal guidance and work hard to ensure that your case is handled appropriately.
Working With You to Obtain Equitable Compensation After a Wrongful Death
Our attorneys are skilled in navigating the legal system and protecting the rights of our clients. In cases of wrongful death, they can help families get answers and closure as well as financial compensation.
We’ll work with you to determine who is liable and build a strong case to help you get the maximum amount of compensation. We have extensive experience working with medical experts, accident reconstructionists, and other professionals who can help us build a strong case.
Our lawyers will fight to secure an equitable settlement from the at-fault party or parties. This can include damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future earnings, as well as funeral and burial costs.
Who Is Allowed to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
The State of Washington allows a spouse, state registered domestic partner, child or stepchild of a victim of wrongful death to file a claim. In case there are no such people, the parents or siblings of the deceased may be able to file a claim.
If you’re not sure if you have a valid case or think you may be entitled to file a wrongful death suit, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney who can assess your case and determine whether you have a valid claim.
What Is the Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations In Vancouver, Washington?
The State of Washington has a statute of limitations of three years on wrongful death cases. Beneficiaries have exactly this much time from the date of the victim’s death to file a claim against the negligent party. It is important to take legal action as soon as possible, because if a claim is not filed within the statute of limitations, an individual’s right to do so is lost.
In some cases, the period may be extended by the ‘Discovery Rule’ which allows claims to be filed within three years from the date the death was discovered.
What are the Potential Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death can result in several negative impacts on a family’s life, and as such, is eligible for multiple types of damages. These damages include:
- Burial and Funeral Expenses – reimbursement for the costs of funerals, memorial services, and cemetery arrangements.
- Medical Expenses – reimbursement for medical bills or expenses related to treatment of a deceased person’s injury or illness.
- Pain and Suffering – compensation for the physical pain and mental anguish experienced by the deceased person before their death.
- Lost Future Earnings – compensation for earnings the deceased person would have reasonably expected to earn had they not died.
- Financial support – compensation for the loss of income and financial support that the deceased provided to their surviving family.
- Loss of Companionship – compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship, affection, and love.
Get Compassionate Assistance from Palace Law
If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, contact Palace Law for compassionate legal guidance and support. Our attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Our no-win, no-fee policy ensures that you won’t have to worry about any financial burden in the case of an unsuccessful outcome.
We understand that this might be a difficult and confusing time, so allow us to take the legal burden off your shoulders. Contact us today for a free consultation and let one of our skilled wrongful death attorneys fight for your rights.