Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Defining Wrongful Death in Eastern Washington.

The legal term “wrongful death” is easy to misinterpret by the layman.  It is defined as the taking of a life of one or more individuals due to a willful or negligent act of another.  We have seen these claims in the news many times where the survivors file a wrongful death suit against the person whom they believed took the life of their loved one in a willful manner.

It is important to understand that such a suit may be brought against someone even if the act was deemed unintentional.  For example if someone is driving and causes the death of another that may well be considered negligence.  Even in an innocuous situation of a home owner who has a swimming pool that is not properly fenced in they may be sued for wrongful death if a child wanders into the area and drowns.

There are many different situations in which a wrongful death suit may be filed.  You may be the defendant or the plaintiff.  Either way, if you live in Eastern Washington you need aggressive representation.  Contact Spokane wrongful death attorney Craig Mason today at (509) 443-3681 and find out how he can assist your legal needs.

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