Are you moaning a wrongful death? Hold those responsible liable!

by | Oct 5, 2012 | Lawyer


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An untimely death, be it that of a friend, a colleague or a family member, is often extremely hard to bear. However, if you believe their deaths to be caused wrongfully, and that the tragedy could have been avoided, then that hurts even more. Often times, when in an emotional state of grieving, families make rash decisions and decide not to pursue action against those responsible. Before any such decisions are made, one should consult with a wrongful death lawyer in Lacey WA.

Those responsible for the wrongful death often prey on people’s good nature to “forgive”. If that doesn’t work, they will justify it as an “unavoidable accident”. And when that doesn’t work, they will usually throw about terms such as “gold digger” or label you as someone looking to profit from the death of a loved one.  These are common tactics that those responsible for the wrongful death of a friend or family member will try to employ in order to get you to drop your claim.

Hiring a wrongful death lawyer in Lacey WA and deciding to pursue a wrongful death case is not about getting paid for your loved ones death. Nothing – no amount of money or sympathy – will bring the deceased back to you. Rather, pursuing a claim serves two very important purposes. Firstly, it holds the person or organization responsible for the wrongful death accountable for their actions. When businesses put profit before people, or when individuals do not give due consideration to the impact of their actions on others, wrongful deaths can and do occur. It is only right therefore that those responsible for such actions should ultimately also be held accountable for those actions.

The second, and probably more important purpose of filing a wrongful death claim, is to send a clear message to others in positions of responsibility, that they should review the consequences of their actions before they decide to act, otherwise they too could face similar wrongful death actions as the one you are pursuing. You can’t bring your loved ones back. But by pursuing a wrongful death action, you can prevent a similar tragedy from befalling the loved ones of someone else.

Whether it is a wrongful death caused by the reckless operation of a motor vehicle or a construction equipment, or whether it was caused due to negligence of a professional caregiver in a nursing home, or through carelessness of a surgeon.  The sooner you engage the services of a wrongful death lawyer in Lacey WA, the faster you can bring those responsible to justice.

The risks of delay could mean that witnesses could forget or themselves pass away, or in some instances their account of the facts could be tarnished by other occurrences totally unrelated to your case. Acting swiftly will, and engaging a qualified wrongful death lawyer are two very important steps in ensuring that the death of your loved one was not in vain.


Pressing for a wrongful death claim against someone you believe is liable? Let an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Lacey WA help. Contact Putnam & Lieb at website