If you need a wrongful death attorney in the North Bend area, you’ve come to the right place. If your loved one died due to the negligence or intentional misconduct of another party Dax Jones, an experienced wrongful death attorney, can help you. Dax will work diligently on your case to hold the person or company responsible and get you the compensation you deserve. Don’t go through this difficult time alone – we can help you move forward, so hire Dax a North Bend attorney.
What is a Wrongful Death Case?
Wrongful death can happen as a result of vehicular crashes, airplane crashes, exposure to harmful substances, exposure to harmful conditions, criminal behavior, and during a supervised activity such as child care or adult daycare. If a loved one died as a result of a personal injury, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. For more than 10 years, The Jones Law Firm has worked with clients seeking a wrongful death claim to attain the best outcome for each case. We have the compassion and experience to help you in this sensitive matter.
Proving Your Wrongful Death Case
Wrongful death claims are often difficult to prove. As a claimant, you should be able to clearly show the cause of your loved one’s death and provide evidence that there was negligence or intention on the part of the other party (person or company). Lastly, you must establish that there is monetary damage resulting from the death.
Only individuals with close relationships to the victim are eligible to file wrongful death claims under the law; that includes spouses and close family such as parents and children. A surviving spouse can seek compensation and damages up to the amount that they would need to maintain the lifestyle their spouse provided.
The amount for which a parent can sue depends upon the status of dependent or nondependent of the deceased.
The amount for which a child can sue depends upon his or her status as a dependent. If you or someone you know has experienced a wrongful death in North Bend, please contact us for a free case evaluation.
Damages in Wrongful Death
Some of the economic losses and damages we pursue include:
- Lost wages
- Non-economic damages
- Loss of quality of life
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of inheritance
- Burial expenses
- Hospital and other medical bills resulting from the accident
- Compensation for pain and suffering
- Loss of health insurance
- Loss of pension benefits
- Punitive damages
Family members may have a difficult time considering a lawsuit while they grieve their loss. We understand your hesitance. However, if you have concerns that a wrongful death has occurred, or if a court has deemed a death wrongful in any way, it is vital that you avoid delay in reaching out to a wrongful death attorney. Wrongful death claims have strict deadlines and guidelines for filing a case in court. If you delay filing your case, it could result in lost evidence and change the outcome of the case.
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How Do I Choose a Wrongful Death Lawyer?
Dax Jones has a decade of experience providing exhaustive investigations on behalf of clients with wrongful death claims. Our team begins immediately and works swiftly to ensure evidence of the case is preserved. We also obtain key witness statements to have an accurate understanding of the case. The Jones Firm is knowledgeable of Washington’s wrongful death statutes and can help you navigate the complex requirements of the law.
Questions to ask when choosing a wrongful death attorney:
1. Am I comfortable with this attorney?
You want an attorney who is willing to listen and one who will solve your issue and win your case.
2. Is my lawyer educated and experienced?
Ensure your attorney has credentials. Ask your attorney how many years they have practicing law, and what experience they have with your type of case.
3. How much will it cost?
Wrongful death claim fees are structured differently than criminal, traffic or dissolution of marriage cases. You should ask your attorney about the fee structure before you sign a contract and the person becomes your attorney of record.
4) Where is the attorney located?
You want a lawyer who is located near you. Dax Jones is conveniently located near the North Bend area to serve your legal needs.
Attorneys in North Bend
If your loved one experienced a personal injury that resulted in their death, you can make a wrongful death claim. We are here to help you through this process. Please contact us for a free consultation today. You are under no obligation and have nothing to lose by talking to us today.