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Wrongful Death Lawyer

The loss of a loved one is devastating, especially if the death was caused by another person's negligent or reckless behavior.

A wrongful death lawyer can help you recover compensation for financial and emotional losses by filing a wrongful death claim.

At Quick Law Group, PLLC in Bellevue, WA, our lawyers can help you hold the responsible party accountable to ease your financial burden.

You Can Obtain Major Compensation In a Washington Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Some states limit how much compensation a grieving family can receive in a wrongful death lawsuit. Washington does not. Call (425) 576-8150 or write to the Quick Law Group's trial-ready team to discuss your case. 

Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

Loved ones can seek economic and non-economic damages, including punitive damages, in wrongful death cases. Our wrongful death lawyers in Bellevue will seek full compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of prospective inheritances
  • Property damage
  • Loss of income due to the family member's death
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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Washington?

If your loved one suffered a premature death due to another person or party's negligence, you may be wondering if you have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. We always encourage people in this situation to reach out to our law firm to discuss your case with our lawyers.

In Washington, the following people are eligible to file wrongful death claims on behalf of the deceased:

Our wrongful death lawyers offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis, which means you don't have to pay us a thing unless we secure a successful outcome.
Our wrongful death lawyers offer free consultations and work on a contingency basis, which means you don't have to pay us a thing unless we secure a successful outcome.

The Personal Representative of the Estate

If the decedent had a will and an appointed executor or personal representative, that person can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate. However, there are many cases in which victims don't have a will or personal representative. In these cases, eligible relatives can file a claim.

Eligible Relatives

The spouse, registered domestic partner, children, or stepchildren of the decedent have priority when filing a wrongful death lawsuit. If there are no surviving relatives in these four categories, then parents or siblings may be eligible beneficiaries of a positive wrongful death settlement or verdict.

Parents of Minor Children

If a person under the age of 18 suffers a wrongful death, the parents have the legal right to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If the parents are separated or divorced, or if they were never married, they may file individual claims.

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Brad Fulton is the best. Met me in my home. Negotiated and guided me through everything after a really bad head on with a drunk. I dont think he sleeps. Really cares and cares more about clients than money. I recommend him to anyone that will listen.

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Bellevue, WA


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As another reviewer said - "Five stars is not enough!" I was very focused on finding highly experienced, knowledgeable, and practical counsel to handle my matter. Matt Quick and the Quick Law Group (QLG) provided all that and more. Everyone I interacted with at QLG was professional, responsive, helpful, and a pleasure to work with, as well. Matt was all of the above. QLG did an excellent job and obtained a great result. 

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A Team of Passionate Wrongful Death Attorneys

Elizabeth Quick has been practicing personal injury law since 1999. She has trained at the Trial Lawyers College™, an exclusive, invite-only institution. She is currently on the Board of Governors for the Washington State Association for Justice. She, along with Matthew Quick and Brad Fulton, are committed to providing clients with personal, hands-on service.

Our attorneys are accustomed to court, prepared to go to court, and not afraid to take a wrongful death case to trial. This helps us obtain full, not partial, justice for our clients. When appropriate, our attorneys will also seek punitive damages.

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Attorney Liz Quick graduated from law school with honors and went on to attend the highly exclusive Trial Lawyers College. She now leads a team that is ready and willing to go to trial to seek the absolute maximum compensation their clients deserve. Our dedication to clients includes retaining highly credentialed medical specialists to help win wrongful death cases. 

Initial case reviews with our Bellevue wrongful death attorneys are completely free. We then handle wrongful death cases on a contingency basis. This means we charge absolutely nothing for our representation and only get paid a percentage of any verdict or settlement we achieve. You can request your free consultation online or give our law firm a call at:

(425) 576-8150

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Bellevue, WA


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Liz Quick is a brilliant trial attorney. I was the plaintiff in my case and I remember sitting in that courtroom thinking “She is incredible!” She operated with such ease and such confidence in what she was doing that I just couldn’t be anything less than in total awe of her. She also was amazingly pleasant to just be around. When you are feeling as vulnerable as I felt during during the trial, having someone on your side like Liz meant so much.

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Taralee Adams

Bellevue, WA


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My husband and I worked with Matt after his motor vehicle accident. He was patient with my husband as he grappled to understand his injuries as well as the legal system without previous accidents and with Spanish as his primary language. Medical bills and a long term plan were initially overwhelming but taking it one step at a time and checking in regularly allowed for a helpful and safe outcome in every way.

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Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations In the State of Washington

The Importance of Filing Quickly

In Washington, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within three years of the victim's death. We recommend getting in touch with our wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible so we can begin investigating your wrongful death claim. It can be more difficult to find and establish strong evidence months or years after the event occurred. Witness memories may fade, documents may be harder to access, and evidence may be lost.

In Washington, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within three years of the victim's death.

Technicalities That Affect Time Limits

There are some technicalities that may extend or limit the statute of limitations. If the negligence that caused the death wasn't discovered until a later date, the time limit may be extended based on the discovery rule. On the other hand, if a previous personal injury results in death years later, the statute of limitations may have run out. Talk to our wrongful death lawyers about the circumstances of your case so we can advise you on how to proceed.

Causes of Wrongful Death

The statistics listed below were reported in the Washington State 2022 Traffic Safety Annual Report and 2020 Traffic Safety Facts Data Sheet published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as well as the 2022 Medical Malpractice Annual Report published by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. The following causes of wrongful death don't constitute a complete list of accidents that can lead to these tragic events. They are, rather, some of the most common causes of wrongful death that the attorneys at our Bellevue practice have seen.

Car Accidents

Our state had 670 traffic accident fatalities in 2021. This number was approximately 100 deaths higher than any of the previous five years. These statistics highlight the dangers of car accidents. Sadly, in many cases, car accidents are caused by distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, and other reckless behaviors that can result in the wrongful death of a loved one.

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Truck Accidents

Our state had a total of 60 accident fatalities involving large trucks in 2020. Potential causes of commercial truck accidents include driver fatigue, driving under the influence, poor driver training, and improper truck maintenance. Our wrongful death attorneys in Bellevue will investigate the circumstances of each case to determine if the truck driver or company acted negligently and contributed to your family member's premature death.

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Motorcycle Accidents

Washington had 93 motorcycle accident fatalities in 2020 and 93 again in 2021. Motorcycle accidents may be caused by poor road conditions, road obstructions, sudden stops, improper turns, or defective products, among other reasons. Liability for these accidents may fall on the local jurisdiction, other drivers, or the manufacturers of defective products. Our Bellevue attorneys will investigate.

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Pedestrian Accidents

There were 110 pedestrian accident fatalities in the state in 2020 and 145 pedestrian accident fatalities in 2021. Pedestrians always have the right of way, so these cases can seem clear-cut. However, it is always helpful to have a wrongful death lawyer who can investigate all of the circumstances of the case. If the driver of the vehicle was speeding, distracted, or otherwise acting negligently, you may have a strong wrongful death case.

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Construction Accidents

Construction sites can be dangerous, particularly when construction companies fail to comply with OSHA safety standards. Falls from cranes, ladders, scaffolding, and other heights can result in death. Crush injuries due to the use of heavy equipment, electrocutions, exposure to toxic materials, and other accidents can result in premature death. Our wrongful death attorneys will determine if a construction company, third-party contractor, or another person was liable for the accident.

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Medical Malpractice

Over a 5-year period ending on December 31, 2021, Washington State reported 622 wrongful death medical malpractice claims. Medical professionals must provide a reasonable standard of care. Failing to do so makes them liable in a medical malpractice claim. Examples of medical malpractice resulting in wrongful death include delaying necessary treatment, premature patient release, failure to diagnose, and failure to diagnose pre-existing conditions. 

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Don't Speak With Insurance Companies Let Us Handle All Communication

Insurance company representatives often reach out to grieving families. They frequently offer lowball settlements that may seem like a lot in the moment but do not actually quantify your losses. 

Do not give them any details about your wrongful death case and do not give any personal details or other contact information. Take note of what they say to you and allow our Bellevue law firm to handle all communication. 

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"Matt and the QLG team did an excellent job handling my matter and obtained an excellent result. Matt knows his area well, has plenty of experience, was very responsive, and approached issues very practically. Matt and everyone at QLG was great to work with and I would highly recommend him to my family and friends if they ever had a need for such service/support. David M., 5-Star Review
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At Quick Law Group, PLLC, our clients are given straightforward, candid advice about their legal situation, and they are always treated with respect as they deal with the legal and medical issues that result from an accident. Our accolades include:

  • Being named among the 20 Best Car Accident Attorneys in Bellevue
  • Being named a Top 100 Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Having a 10.0 rating by Avvo

Contact us online or call us at (425) 576-8150 to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer. If we take your case, we will fight to collect maximum compensation for your injuries.

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