Serving clients and their families in central Washington, including Kent, Federal Way, Des Moines, Renton, King County and the surrounding communities
The wrongful death of a loved one caused by the negligent actions of another can leave huge emotional and financial scars. This is especially true when the loved one was financially responsible for supporting a family.
As Washington wrongful death lawyers, we understand the emotional and financial devastation caused when a loved one is killed due to someone else’s negligent actions. With years of legal experience, we provide families with dedicated and tenacious representation and guidance during this very emotional period, while we seek to hold those responsible for the wrongful death accountable their actions.
What Is Needed to Convince Defendants and Insurance Companies to Settle?
In wrongful death litigation, we work tirelessly to prove the cases of our clients and to recover for them the full measure of damages for their loss. We know the types of tactics that defendants often use to avoid paying what they owe. They may seek to drag out the litigation process as long as possible, and offer inadequate settlements to “make the matter go away.” They may also try to make the loved ones feel like they will lose their case in court by trying to shift the blame onto the person killed or third parties. They usually start by denying all liability.
We understand the proof insurance companies require when considering a large payout for their clients. In the case of a wrongful death, because the amount of damages is often high, insurance companies usually will not enter into negotiations for a reasonable settlement unless it can be proven that their client is liable, and that they are likely to lose a significant amount at trial.
We seek to prove liability in the early stages of litigation (often after depositions and other discovery has occurred) so that meaningful settlement discussions can take place.
If Defendants and Insurance Companies Won’t Settle for a Fair Amount, We Take Them to Trial
While we work hard to seek fair and just settlements for our clients in wrongful death matters prior to trial, in some cases defendants are not willing to pay a reasonable settlement for their actions. If this is the case, we are well prepared to go to trial to seek to prove the case of our clients before a jury. Our founder Jim Dore has successfully helped clients obtain full and fair compensation at trial when defendant refuse to settle for fair compensation.
Find Out How We May Be Able to Help
If a loved one has been killed due to the negligent actions of someone else, call us for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can learn about your case, and discuss with you the options that may be available. If we are retained, we will work hard to obtain for you the full measure of damages to which you may be entitled.