Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is never easy. Losing a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or liability makes it all that much worse.

Wrongful death in Washington is governed by several statutes enacted by the legislature.  These statutes are very complicated and not just any lawyer can properly handle a wrongful death claim.

Van Siclen Stocks Firkins (VSSF) has successfully handled numerous wrongful death claims. By aggressively pursuing recovery for the families of victims killed by the negligent acts of others, we have earned our reputation for protecting our clients’ interests until the end.

father-and-daughter-at-graveWe have handled many wrongful death cases including multiple cases for wrongful death due to medical malpractice, work place injuries, and car crashes that have resulted in death. We have also handled wrongful death cases resulting from governmental negligence.  One of our more notable cases involved Zina Linnik. On July 4, 2007, twelve year-old Zina Linnik, was kidnapped from her backyard. VSSF’s exacting investigation revealed numerous instances of negligence on the part of law enforcement and resulted in both changes to existing law and the public disciplining of Tacoma’s Chief of Police.

If you believe you have a valid claim for the wrongful death of a family member, contact us regarding the requirements for your particular situation. Your first question is always free and we’ll evaluate your situation to make recommendations for next steps.

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