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What to prepare to file a wrongful death claim


Wrongful death claims are more complex than the usual personal injury cases. During this tragic aftermath, the survivors of a deceased individual are going through a difficult period grieving and trying to figure out how they will cope without their loved one. An attorney skilled in Seattle wrongful death claims can help you through this emotional time and take some of the burden off you.


A wrongful death claim in Seattle may seek compensation for the loss of love, companionship, and
moral support of the deceased, as well as the financial support and household services which the claimant would have received but for the negligent, accidental, or homicidal death of the victim.

To file wrongful death claims in Seattle a significant body of evidence must be assembled. To win your case you must have or prepare the following:


  • Proof of death
  • You must show you are related to the deceased and have the right to bring the claim
  • You must show the other party exercised misconduct, malpractice, or an omission which resulted in the death of your loved one
  • You must be suffering from financial crisis due to the death of your loved one
  • Medical bills of the deceased
  • Cost of funeral and burial services
  • Paychecks showing lost wages and bonuses that you expected
  • Non-economic loss in the form of your pain and suffering
  • The loss of gifts or benefits that you expected to receive from the victim
  • The reasonable value of the household services that the deceased would have provided to you


Contact the Corrie Yackulic Law Firm, PLLC to help you prepare and file a Seattle wrongful death claim. Let us put our effective representation to work for you.