Attorney Rob Kornfeld Knows
What It's Like To Be Injured

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Seattle

Helping You Recover the Compensation You Deserve

Losing a loved one is a painful experience that no amount of compensation can ever make up for, especially if the death was caused by another party’s negligent actions. However, oftentimes, families are left in a financial predicament, especially in cases where the decedent was the main provider in a household.

At Kornfeld Law in Seattle, our wrongful death team understands the difficulties you and your family must be facing after this terrible loss, which is why we are committed to helping families pursue civil justice. You can rely on our law firm to provide the compassionate and knowledgeable representation you need.

Contact Kornfeld Law in Seattle today at (425) 657-5255 to set up a free initial consultation with a member of our legal team.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

There are some limitations to who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Washington. In legal terms, only real parties in interest have this ability.

Below are the parties who can file a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • The decedent’s immediate family members, such as a spouse, children, or parents.
  • The decedent’s life partner, putative spouse, or an individual who is financially dependent on the decedent.
  • The decedent’s extended family members, such as siblings or grandparents.
  • Individuals who will suffer financially as a result of the decedent’s passing.
  • The parents of a deceased fetus.

What are the Types of Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If you meet the requirements for filing a wrongful death lawsuit, compensation will cover both economic and non-economic damages.

Below are some of the damages you can recover in a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Final medical expenses
  • Pre-death pain and suffering damages (if the decedent suffered extensively before passing)
  • Burial and funeral expenses
  • Income the beneficiaries lost due to the decedent’s passing
  • Companionship, love, guidance, and other non-economic damages

The sum of recoverable damages will vary based on the details of the events that lead up to the individual’s death as well as the decedent’s age and economic circumstances. Moreover, the level of suffering endured by the decedent before death will influence the sum of recoverable damages considerably.

What are the Statute of Limitations in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If you plan on filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you must not postpone it or hesitate. Every state, including Washington, has a statute of limitations. In most cases, you have three years, beginning on the date of the decedent’s passing, to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Reach Out to Our Knowledgeable Wrongful Death Team

If you recently lost a loved one, you may be entitled to compensation, but you must act quickly to ensure the clock does not run out on your ability to file a lawsuit.

At Kornfeld Law in Seattle, our team has the experience and compassion necessary to smoothly navigate your case. We know this is a difficult time for you, which is also why we work on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe us legal fees until we win your case. We can come to you if you are unable to meet Rob in one of our Western Washington offices, e.g. If you are in the hospital, immobile in your home or unable to get in to see us. Let’s try to schedule a mutually agreeable time and place to meet, or just give us a call to talk at no charge.

Contact Kornfeld Law to speak with our legal team. We accept cases in Kirkland, Bellevue, Seattle, Everett, and the Greater Washington State Area. Plus, we take out-of-state cases. Call (425) 657-5255 today for a free consultation, or email Rob at for a quick answer to your legal questions.

Verdicts & Settlements

  • $8,500,000.00 Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $5,200,000.00 Defective Highway Design
  • $4,000,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $2,825,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,500,000.00 Brain Injury
  • $2,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,500,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,500,000.00 Wrongful Death
  • $2,362,000.00 Medical Malpractice
  • $2,300,000.00 Traumatic Brain Injury

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