A wrongful death victim from pedestrian vs. car crash in downtown Spokane was declared deceased after being transported to the hospital. The crash occurred in downtown Spokane when a car backed over a man walking down the sidewalk. The man was pinned under the car. Emergency crews were able to remove the victim from underneath the car and transport him to a nearby hospital where he later died. The cause of the car crash is still under investigation. Spokane Police has spoken with the driver of the vehicle as well as all passengers that were in the car at the time of the crash. Police say it does not appear that the driver was impaired. Any witnesses that have not already spoken with the Spokane Police are being asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
What is a Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is a legal term to describe a claim against the negligence of a person that caused the death of another. Each state legislature has enacted wrongful death statutes that govern who can bring a wrongful death claim. Typically, a close family member to the victim such as mother, father, or spouse can file a wrongful death claim. Contact the Spokane wrongful death lawyers at Parke Gordon 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. Elements of a wrongful death case include:
- The death of a person.
- Negligence or intent to cause harm from someone. This is the person who will be sued.
- The survival of family members who are suffering monetary injury due to the death.
A car accident is often a typical circumstance that a wrongful death case may arise. Some other situations may include:
- Medical malpractice that resulted in death.
- Motorcycle, semi truck or other motorized accident.
- Death during a supervised activity.
Wrongful Death Lawyer Spokane
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 Parke Gordon law office in Spokane for a free consultation.
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