Bellingham Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death the grief can make it difficult to function; let alone seek justice. A wrongful death lawsuit – typically handled by a personal injury lawyer – seeks to rectify the loss of financial and emotional support that had been provided by the deceased person. Our team evaluates the circumstances around the death to determine the cause and build a case. In some instances the death is accidental like a tragic car accident but wrongful death can also be caused by medical malpractice (negligence) or even murder.
The dedicated Bellingham wrongful death attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. have been helping parents, surviving spouses and dependent children recover damages for the loss of their loved one for more than 35 years. Recoverable damages fall into two categories; economic and non-economic. Economic damages are moneys meant to cover monetary expenses and losses such as funeral expenses and lost earning capacity. Non-economic damages are monies meant to cover losses including loss of ability to enjoy life and loss of emotional support.
We provide FREE case evaluations, home visits and no attorney fees unless you recover damages. Do not delay, contact us today! If there is a case for wrongful death, we can bring peace of mind and fair compensation for your tragic loss.
Since 1979, the Bellingham Wrongful Death lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. have helped family members in Bellingham and throughout Whatcom County seek justice and fair compensation for the loss of their loved one. We have the resources, experience and knowledge necessary to represent our clients; our network of well regarded specialists in medicine, accident reconstruction, psychology, and engineering serve as invaluable resources when determining liability and calculating the damages caused by the wrongful death. With the Tario & Associates, P.S. law team on your side, you will have the experience and knowledge you need to win and receive fair compensation for your loss.
How do I know whether I should pursue a wrongful death claim?
The only way to know if you have a case is to meet with one of our experienced personal injury associates for a FREE consultation. We will fully evaluate your situation and discuss your legal rights.
Do I really need to hire an attorney or should I handle my own wrongful death claim?
In complex personal injury claims such as wrongful death, hiring a personal injury attorney will almost always yield much better results for the victim. Remember that an insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If an insurance company has already presented you with a proposed settlement you need to know whether it is fair, if your claim is worth more, or if you should hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay you the fair and full compensation you deserve. It is not unusual for our attorneys to be able to achieve monetary recoveries five to twenty times what an insurance company has offered.
At Tario & Associates, P.S., we stand by our clients every step of the way and have been rated as one of the top Personal Injury Lawyers Bellingham has to offer!
How much do I have to pay to pursue a wrongful death claim?
There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an injury claim; we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington State law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid out of the recovery for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced.
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If you or loved one was injured, you have enough to worry about. Let us give you Peace of Mind. Call the experienced Bellingham wrongful death lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. today.