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Wrongful Death Litigation

Wrongful death is any loss of life resulting from another party’s negligent behavior. Fatal injures may be sustained in truck accidents or car accidents, on the job, on an improperly maintained premises, or even caused by medical malpractice. If you have lost a loved one due to the actions or inaction of another party, you may have a right to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Losing a loved one in an accident is one of the most difficult things a family can face. In addition to your personal loss, there will be the added stress of potential financial struggles. When you lose a loved one, you deserve time to grieve. The wrongful death attorneys at The Hornbuckle Firm have decades of experience helping families in Washington and throughout the country during these difficult times. Our lawyers will fight aggressively to make sure your rights are protected while providing you with the compassionate representation necessary as you mourn your loss.

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Recoverable Damages

In a wrongful death lawsuit, our attorneys will seek to recover damages which may include:

  • End of life medical treatment
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost future income
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of benefits
  • Mental pain and anguish
  • Loss of companionship, support, and care

Seeking proper compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit requires the navigation of complex state and federal laws. In many instances, an investigation will be necessary to identify all instances of negligence and ensure liability is properly placed. Our attorneys know exactly what needs to be established in these cases to ensure proper compensation to surviving family members. We are prepared to fight tirelessly for your family to help make sure you are taken care of well into the future.

Eligible Petitioners

Those eligible to seek damages in a wrongful death lawsuit differ from state to state. In Washington, you may file a wrongful death lawsuit if you are a representative of the deceased’s estate. This may include:

  • Spouses and domestic partners
  • Children, step-children, and adopted children
  • Parents, step-parents, and legal guardians
  • Grandparents
  • Grandchildren
  • Siblings

During your initial consultation, one of our wrongful death lawyers can assess your claim and help you determine if you are entitled to seek compensation through a lawsuit.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, please call (425) 679-0742 The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our wrongful death attorneys. The firm serves clients from Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue and surrounding areas. We have litigated cases in Washington, Tennessee, and Texas. We accept cases from all states across the country.


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Please call (425) 679-0742 or contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule your free nursing home abuse and neglect consultation. The firm has litigated cases in Washington, Tennessee, and Texas. We accept cases from all states across the country.


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