Fatal Accidents

At the worst moment in your life, you need a knowledgeable, understanding, and dedicated advocate on your side. When you lose a family member in a fatal accident, we know that you want nothing more than to have time to grieve, reflect, and honor the life that was lost. However, we also know that you have a lot to deal with, between funeral arrangements, planning for the future, and seeking compensation for your losses.

The accident lawyers at the Seattle, Washington, Law Offices of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates have 30 years of experience helping accident victims and their families obtain financial recoveries for their physical, emotional and financial damages in wrongful death situations. Your life has been changed forever by actions beyond your control; our attorneys can help minimize the economic impacts of your loss.

Seattle Lawyers Who Take Action After A Deadly Car Crash

Fatal accidents can have a variety of causes. Our Seattle personal injury and wrongful death attorneys have successfully represented clients in deadly car crash cases involving claims for:

  • Driver negligence
  • Drunk driving
  • Negligent hiring, supervision, or loading of commercial vehicles
  • Product defects and malfunctions
  • Negligent highway design

In fatal accident cases, victims' family members may be able to recover damages both on behalf of the victim (called a "survival" action) and for their own emotional and financial losses. The damages available to family members in Seattle fatal car crash cases include the following:

  • Medical expenses for the decedent's care prior to death
  • Medical expenses for the claimant's psychological or other necessary treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship and consortium
  • Loss of the victim's future income
  • Funeral expenses

The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Seattle fatal accident cases is three years from the date of death.

We Can Help Your Family

If you have lost a loved one to a fatal car accident, you do not have to handle your insurance settlement alone, and you do not have to simply accept the hand you have been dealt. Our attorneys have been representing Washington residents in auto accident and wrongful death cases since 1986. We know what you are going through, and we know what needs to be done to obtain the financial compensation to which you are entitled. To learn more and get the process started, please contact us today.