Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you lost a family member or loved one because another person was negligent it may benefit you to talk with one of our attorneys. Wrongful death cases are subject to specific laws and rules that many less experienced attorneys don't even know about. When the worst happens, you and your family need the legal knowledge that comes from proven experience.
Southwest Washington, Vancouver, and Portland, Oregon, Wrongful Death Attorneys
In Washington State, when a loved one dies as a result of the negligence of another, survivors such as spouses, children, or other family of the deceased may make a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. The damages recoverable may include last medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, lost earnings and earnings capacity, loss of love and affection of the deceased, and in some cases, for the pain suffered by the deceased prior to death. Some of these claims may be brought on behalf of survivors, while others are made on behalf of the decedent's estate. All claims must be pursued by and through the personal representative of the estate of the deceased.
At a time when grief associated with a fatal car crash or other accident striking your family may be utterly consuming, we strive to bring useful legal knowledge, and as much calm reassurance as possible, to your aid.
At Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards PS we have extensive experience investigating and pursuing possible civil remedies for fatal accidents. We encourage you to contact us today to talk through your situation, at no charge, with one of the experienced attorneys in our firm.
Aggressive Negotiators and Proven Trial Lawyers on Your Side
Our attorneys have advocated skillfully for many Southwest Washington area families when they needed to take legal action to hold insurers, corporations, and negligent individuals financially responsible for a wrongful death. Applying decades of experience in insurance negotiations and litigation, we can assist in cases arising from:
- Car accidents, as well as other traffic accidents involving pedestrians and bicyclists
- Trucking accidents (some of which may require litigation in federal court)
- Motorcycle accidents
- Aviation and marine accidents, including aircraft accidents and boating-related deaths
- Construction accidents resulting in wrongful death on the job
- Negligence of manufacturers, employers and others involved in providing dangerous or defective products
Turn to Lawyers Who Have the Right Kind of Experience
Our handling of wrongful death cases has resulted in fair compensation for survivors who are often left to deal with medical and funeral expenses and cope with often-lifelong emotional costs after the loss of a primary wage earner in the family.
We work with an extensive network of medical professionals, engineers, scientists and other experts to build the strongest possible cases for our clients and their families. Our law firm can be a significant resource for you in a most difficult time.
Call 360-695-4244 for No-Pressure, Professional Advice or Representation
We understand that it is impossible to put a price on a human life. We are also familiar with the financial and emotional challenges faced by those who have lost a loved one because of someone else's negligence. Our legal team is here to support and advocate for you when it is time to do what is right for your family.
We encourage you to contact us for experienced legal representation you can trust. Getting an attorney involved early on can help protect your rights with an insurance company or corporate defendant whose first consideration may simply be to decrease its financial exposure to a legitimate wrongful death claim.