Wrongful Death

Spokane Wrongful Death Attorney

Assisting Families Throughout Spokane & Stevens Counties with Compassionate Representation

The tragic loss of a loved one can shock you and your family to the core. During this time of grief and trauma, the last thing you may want to think about is calling a lawyer. But if your family member died due to someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you have the right to hold the guilty party accountable and recover compensation for your loss.

At Karen Lindholdt, our Spokane wrongful death attorneys believe in getting justice for families who lost a loved one to a preventable death. We understand that no amount of money can make up for the loss you’ve suffered, but we also know how crucial it is for families to heal without the burden of finances stemming from the loss looming over their heads. Reach out to our team today to discuss your case. 

We will approach your case with compassion and empathy, answer your questions, and guide you through the steps in the legal process. Let us bring justice to your family and help you to move forward during this difficult time. 

Schedule an initial consultation with a Spokane wrongful death lawyer today by calling (509) 779-8180 or by completing our simple online form. Hablamos español.

What is Considered a Wrongful Death in Washington?

Every state has its own laws about what constitutes wrongful death. According to Washington law, a wrongful death occurs when the death of a person is caused by neglect, default, or wrongful conduct of another. 

This includes instances in which a fetus is not born alive due to medical negligence or other forms of misconduct. If the person who died would have been able to file a personal injury claim had they survived the accident, their death would be deemed “wrongful”. 

The law also allows a surviving spouse, surviving children (including legally adopted children), or surviving parents (including legal adoptive parents) of the person who died (known as the decedent) to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Our wrongful death attorneys can represent you in cases that involve:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premise liability
  • Drownings
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective products

This is not an exhaustive list as wrongful death incidents can occur in a variety of different ways. No matter the circumstances, you can rest assured that Karen Lindholdt has the experience to handle your claim and will serve you fiercely through the entire legal process.

Compensation You Can Receive from Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When your loved one has passed away, no amount of money can replace or make up for the loss. That being said, a wrongful death claim can help you to overcome the financial burden and economic losses associated with their passing. If your passing family member was a significant monetary support, this compensation could be crucial to offset financial hardship. 

Damages you may be entitled to receive compensation for include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Lost inheritance
  • Loss of services and support the decedent would have provided
  • Loss of care, guardianship, love, comfort, companionship, and intimacy
  • Surviving family member’s emotional pain and suffering 

Additionally, it is possible in rare instances to recover punitive, or “exemplary” damages to punish a party for their outstandingly reckless behavior that caused the death. If awarded, these compensatory damages are distributed among the surviving family members according to the amount of loss each family suffered from the loss. 

Talk to a Spokane Wrongful Death Lawyer Today

At Karen Lindholdt, we send our deepest condolences to you and your family if you are currently in grief from the loss of a loved one. If the accident they went through was preventable and occurred because of someone’s negligence, recklessness, or incompetence, we want to help you seek the compensation and justice you rightfully deserve. Reach out to our team today to schedule an initial consultation. We will compassionately listen to your story, help navigate you through the claim process, and do whatever it takes to hold the responsible party accountable for your pain and suffering. 

Dial (509) 779-8180 or complete our online form to talk to discuss your rights to compensation in your Spokane wrongful death case. Our team is standing by and ready to assist you during this difficult time.

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