Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

wrongful deathLosing 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 allow the spouses, parents, minor children and defined beneficiaries to recover compensation due to the negligent acts that caused a wrongful death.

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.

Our most notable wrongful death case continues to make its way into the headlines. 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. VSSF continues to pursue a number of negligent defendants in relation to the case.

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.

For more information on VSSF’s handling of the Zina Linnik case, please visit the links below.