A serious motorcycle accident turned to wrongful death after the rider died shortly after the collision. The motorcycle accident occurred near Kettle Falls at the intersection of U.S. Highway 395 and state Route 20. Authorities say a dump truck crossed into the motorcyclist lane of travel and caused the collision. The motorcyclist was taken to a nearby medical center with serious injuries. However, the motorcyclist, unfortunately, died later from the severity of injuries suffered in the crash. It is unknown if any drugs or alcohol played a factor in this crash according to a news release from Washington State Patrol. The roadway was closed for several hours following the motorcycle accident while crews worked to clear the accident and gather evidence.
Wrongful Death Claim
When a person is killed due to the negligence of another, including in a car accident, the surviving members of the victim’s family may file a wrongful death claim. Each state legislature has enacted wrongful death statutes that govern who can bring a wrongful death claim. Usually, immediate family members of the deceased seek a wrongful death claim to compensate for financial and emotional damage.
Why Do I Need to Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney?
Losing a loved one can often bring a lot of stress and turmoil to family members. Working with a wrongful death attorney can help take away some of the stress and burden. Your attorney will work hard to help the family receive the financial compensation they deserve.
Wrongful death suits can be filed against an individual or a corporation. For example, if a person was killed in a semi truck accident caused by the negligence of the semi truck driver, a wrongful death suit can be brought against the semi trucking company. When such negligence occurs, the responsible party is liable to provide compensation for the death of the victim. An experienced wrongful death attorney will fight to compensate the loss of the victim’s medical expenses, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, future wages, court fees, lawyer fees, and any other related expenses.
Typically, benefits are paid out to the victim’s closest relative such as a spouse, child, or parent. Your wrongful death attorney will work with you to ensure your family receives the full value they are entitled to.
Tips for How to Hire a Wrongful Death Attorney
Here are tips for how to hire a wrongful death attorney.
- How much experience does he or she have as a wrongful death attorney in the specific area of your case? For example, if your family member died in a car accident, you’ll want an experienced car accident lawyer who can handle your wrongful death suit.
- Who will be working on your case? At Parke Gordon, your assigned wrongful death attorney will handle the majority of your case. However, staff members will also be helping to gather any medical bills or other parts of the case to ensure all things are in proper order.
- What do online reviews say about this lawyer?
- Are there any disciplinary actions against this lawyer? You can check the relevant state bar association website.
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Spokane, WA Immediately
Contact the Spokane wrongful death lawyers at Parke Gordon Law Firm to find out if you are entitled under the statute to bring a claim and if so, what types of damages you are entitled to recover. We are aggressive, experienced, and trusted and will fight to ensure you get a fair settlement. Call the law office of Parke Gordon Law Firm in Spokane for a free consultation. Our attorneys can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. Or if you prefer, we can also meet in person. This is your opportunity to discuss your potential wrongful death case with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney. Call our Spokane law office now at (509) 482-7274 to get started on your wrongful death case.
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