Assisting Families with Wrongful Death Claims in Washington State
The death of a loved one is a tragic event no matter the circumstances. However, when a family member dies due to someone else’s carelessness or misconduct, you have the right to pursue compensation for your loss.
At Fuller & Fuller, we are more than just lawyers. We are a family, and we pride ourselves on providing experienced legal guidance and compassionate support in your family’s time of need.
Our wrongful death lawyers have extensive experience in cases involving fatalities due to negligent driving, reckless driving, and more. Contact Fuller & Fuller online or call (800) 570-4878 for an initial review of your case. We serve families in Olympia, Tacoma, Puyallup, and other communities in Washington.
Why Hire Fuller & Fuller for Your Wrongful Death Claim
When you lose a loved one, the last thing you are probably thinking about is hiring a lawyer. The initial shock is overwhelming, and the following days pass in a kind of haze as you deal with funeral arrangements and other considerations.
You will experience a range of emotions, from sadness to anger. These feelings may be heightened if the death of your loved one was unexpected, such as in a vehicle accident. When you are ready, you will probably want to talk to an attorney for legal guidance.
During your initial consultation at Fuller & Fuller, our lawyers will listen to your story. We will ask thoughtful questions, and we will provide you with support. Once we know the facts, our team will discuss your legal rights and options.
Examples of Wrongful Death Claims
Fuller & Fuller has extensive experience helping families with a wide range of wrongful death claims.
Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in Washington and throughout the country. Our wrongful death lawyers can assist you if your loved one died as a result of a:
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Texting/distracted driver
A variety of factors can result in a fatal vehicle accident. We will investigate to determine how the at-fault driver’s carelessness caused your loved one’s death, from excess speed to distracted driving or drunk driving.
Other Fatal Injury Cases
Auto accidents are not the only circumstances where negligence can cause someone’s death. Serious injuries in a slip and fall accident, for example, can prove fatal.
Slip and fall accidents are governed by premises liability law. Whether the landowner is responsible for the safe condition and maintenance of a property can be complicated, which is why it is crucial to contact a wrongful death lawyer if you suspect your loved one died due to unsafe conditions at a building or property.
Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
When a loved one dies, the true value of your loss is incalculable. Although no settlement or jury award will be enough to ease your grief, compensation in a wrongful death claim can help you overcome the financial burdens that are associated with the unexpected death of a family member.
Surviving family members may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death claim for damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Expenses for burial or cremation
- Loss of support
- Loss of earnings
- Mental anguish
- The pain and suffering your loved one endured
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of parental care and guidance
Building Your Wrongful Death Case
At Fuller & Fuller, we have a family of attorneys working side-by-side on behalf of our clients. We understand the value of family, and we make it our goal to achieve fair compensation for the loss of your loved one.
Wrongful death claims are often complicated. Given the damages involved, insurance companies and other parties are more likely to dispute your case. As a result, diligent preparation is key to a successful outcome.
Our wrongful death lawyers will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your loved one’s death in order to prepare your case. We will examine police reports, collect information from insurance carriers, review medical records and doctor notes, interview witnesses, and more to establish the facts and identify the liable party or parties. We will also work with you and your loved ones about the financial and emotional impact you have suffered as a result of your family member’s passing.
Expert testimony is often necessary in auto accidents, medical malpractice, and other fatal injury cases. For instance, Fuller & Fuller can arrange for accident reconstructionists, medical experts, financial analysts, and other experts to review the evidence and, if necessary, provide testimony in support of your wrongful death claim.
Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in Olympia Today
At Fuller & Fuller, we know that grieving families need empathy and compassion. When you hire a lawyer from our firm, you will have a compassionate legal representative who draws on many years of our family’s experience in personal injury and wrongful death law.
Please call (800) 570-4878 or contact Fuller & Fuller online for a review of your case. Our wrongful death lawyers serve clients in Olympia and nearby areas of Washington state, including Tacoma, Puyallup, and other communities.