By now, we have all seen the footage or at least heard about the crane collapse in Seattle. It is a nightmare that we wish nobody had to experience. Seattle is in the midst of a construction boom and we would like to think that all of the cranes and construction equipment we see around the city are safe. However, we now know that is not always the case.
If you need a wrongful death attorney in Seattle, Russell & Hill, PLLC is standing by. We will work to investigate what happened so we can secure the compensation your family deserves during this difficult time.
What Happened Here?
The video of the crane collapse is chilling. We know that four people were killed – two ironworkers on the crane and two people on the street below.
What we know so far is that investigators say the crane was being disassembled when it collapsed and that, as of the latest reports, they say that human error was likely the reason for the collapse.
We know that is was windy on the day of the collapse, but these cranes, when handled correctly, are meant to be able to withstand adverse weather conditions. While this case is still being investigated, we know that the families of those killed will want answers.
What Is Wrongful Death?
It is very likely that there will end up being some wrongful death lawsuits filed in the aftermath of this incident. Wrongful death cases are filed by survivor’s family members when a life is taken due to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of an individual, company, or entity. Today, we are going to give you a brief list of some common ways in which these cases arise, but please know that this is not a complete list and you should always speak with an attorney regarding your particular case.
- Vehicle Accidents
- Product Liability
- Criminal Activity
- Tucking/Commercial Vehicle Crashes
- Nursing Home Abuse/Neglect
- Boating Accidents
- Birth Injuries
- Workplace/Construction Accidents
- Medical Mistakes
These cases can become incredibly complex and you should never attempt to reach a settlement before seeking legal advice. You and your family could be eligible for a substantial amount of money.
What Happens Now?
This is not an easy time for you and your family and we recognize that. In the aftermath of the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another person, you need to know where to turn. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, you can count on having a strong team by your side that will investigate what happened so we can secure compensation or the following:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of companionship damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a wrongful death attorney in Seattle, you can contact us for a free consultation calling at 206-880-7703. While we know that no amount of money will erase your pain, it can help bring closure and a sense of justice.