The unexpected deaths of loved ones, caused by the negligence, carelessness or intentional act of another, are the most difficult and demanding cases we accept. Admittedly, no amount of money will replace a loved one. We know litigation will not replace the conversations lost, the moments missed or the needed support previously provided.
However, usually, insurance companies will have collected premiums from the responsible person(s), promising in writing, that the insurance company will pay reasonable compensation for the loved one’s death.
Remaining silent, doing nothing or accepting the needless death is difficult, damaging, and likely emotionally harmful to you and risky for your community. Community safety, not just compensation, is provided by a just verdict, award or settlement after the unexpected wrongful death of a loved one.
Below are some examples of wrongful death awards and settlements we obtained for our clients.
Arbitration award, for over $1,000,000 for the automobile death of a young father caused by a negligent driver.
Arbitration award, for over $1,000,000, for automobile death of an 83 year old man caused by a negligent driver.
Jury verdict against the State of Washington for a woman who was killed at a dangerous intersection on the state highway system. The claim was for the failure to fix a known defective and dangerous highway design at the intersection. The intersection was modified by the State of Washington immediately after the collision. The verdict was for just under $1,000,000.00.
Settlement for insurance policy limits of $1,000,000.00, for the death of a motorcycle rider, by a negligent driver who pulled out from a driveway onto a state highway in front of our client’s husband’s motorcycle.
“Concepts of justice must have hands and feet and voices or they remain sterile abstractions.” – Justice Warren E. Berger