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If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or negligent actions of another person, company, or entity, you may be entitled to compensation for what has happened. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping families recover from their loss by holding those responsible for the death accountable for their actions. When you need an wrongful death attorney, let us get to work on securing the compensation and closure you deserve.

What is an Arlington wrongful death claim?

Wrongful death cases arise when someone is killed due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another individual, company, or entity. The Arlington wrongful death attorneys at Russell & Hill, PLLC regularly handle cases arising due to:

Who can file a wrongful death claim?

Under Washington law, the following people may bring a wrongful death claim against a liable party:

  • A personal representative of the deceased person’s estate
  • The spouse of the deceased person
  • The children or stepchildren of the deceased person
  • Parents of a deceased child under the age of 18

There is a time limit, called a statute of limitations, in which these cases can be filed. Washington’s wrongful death claims must be filed within three years from the date of a person’s death. Lawsuits filed after the statute of limitations have expired with likely be dismissed.

Are all wrongful death claims associated with criminal cases?

While it is true that many wrongful death cases arise due to criminal activity, that is not always the case. Wrongful death claims are civil actions, separate from criminal actions taken by prosecutors. For example, if your loved one is killed due to the actions of a drunk driver, the driver will likely face DUI charges. Whether they are found guilty or not has no bearing on a person’s right to file a wrongful death claim against them.

Companies can be held liable as well

Companies often face wrongful death claims. This could be the case for defective products, workplace incidents, commercial vehicle accidents, and more. In these cases, your attorney will use their resources to investigate the safety records and history of the company.

We are here to help you through this

If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s careless or negligent actions, you need to seek legal assistance today. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, our compassionate and experienced team is ready to help you through this difficult time. We will investigate what caused your loved one’s death in order to secure the compensation you deserve, which can include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Cost of pre-death medical care
  • Loss of future income and benefits of the deceased
  • Pain and suffering incurred by the surviving spouse, children, or parents
  • Loss of prospective inheritance from the deceased
  • Loss of consortium or companionship damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

If you need an Arlington wrongful death attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842.

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