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155 NE 100th St., Suite 210 | Seattle, Washington 98125
206-402-5214
Where to Turn When You’ve Lost a Loved One in a Car Crash

We all rely on our vehicles to get us everywhere today, so we take care of them, and ourselves while driving. Unfortunately, sometimes, no matter how hard we try to be safe, serious car accidents happen. When a car crash happens, even if no one is hurt or the injuries are minor, there is a lot to think about.

  • Contacting insurance
  • Getting the car fixed
  • Arranging for a car rental or other transportation
  • Paying deductibles
  • Attending medical appointments
  • Going to physical therapy
  • Picking up medications
  • Filling out paperwork
  • Missing work
  • Managing home chores

All these things are difficult and can be challenging, but none of these tasks compare, none of them are more tragic, or overwhelming, than when a loved one is killed in that car crash. When we lose a family member in a car accident, we must somehow manage our grief while we deal with paperwork and appointments. On top of the shock of our sudden loss, we have to plan for our loved one’s funeral and manage their estate. Sometimes, we have to speak to police about whether charges will be filed against the driver of the car that caused the crash.

Losing a loved one because someone was careless behind the wheel is devastating. It is understandable why family members of victims of catastrophic car crashes want to seek justice for their loss.

An Experienced Seattle Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help

The best place to turn when you lose a loved one in a car crash is an experienced Seattle wrongful death attorney. We previously explored the right to file a lawsuit in a wrongful death case.  A car crash attorney can help you determine if your familial relationship qualifies you for a wrongful death suit against the person who caused the crash that killed your loved one. In addition, the lawyer can review all of the auto insurance policies involved and determine what kind of compensation might be available to your family.

Preparing Your Case

In preparing for your case, your lawyer will gather all necessary information and evidence. This will include:

  • Medical records
  • Police reports
  • Witness statements
  • Accident reconstruction reports and expert witnesses
  • Any available video from cars or road cameras
  • Phone records to see if the other driving was texting
  • The involved cars’ black box data recorders
  • Proof of income information for your loved one
  • Tax records
  • Employment information
  • And more

All of this information helps prove who is responsible for the crash, but also helps establish the value of the case for settlement discussions or to help the jury make a decision in a trial.

Let Us Help

The shock of the sudden loss of a loved one can be incapacitating. As wrongful death car crash attorneys, we are here to take the burden of a potential lawsuit off the family. We handle the paperwork, gathering the evidence, dealing with the insurance companies, and fighting on your behalf.

Our Seattle, Washington law firm is committed to being here for your family through this tragic and troubling time. Our job is to help you by being compassionate and understanding while we seek justice on your behalf. Our goal is to allow you and your family to focus on recovery, both physically and emotionally, while we deal with overbearing and insensitive insurance companies on your behalf.

If you have lost a loved one due to a car crash in the Seattle area, the right time to contact us is now. We are here to help.

 

 

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  • "Successful defense: A family member was charged with a misdemeanor and then another later on. Ms. Hart was able to successfully defend them, and my family member wound up with no criminal record. She was easy to work with and very competent in my opinion. "  -Richard

  • "This was my fist time ( hopefully my last ) Melissa was with me every step of the way, she help me get the trust and confidence I needed and it all turned out good at the end and am very grateful for that.........THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP"  -Bas

  • "outstanding attorney! I found Melissa to be a true legal expert in the area of auto accidents. I have no doubt she got me the best possible outcome and reward for my recent two collisions..."  -Billy

  • "This review is extremely tardy, but VERY well deserved. In the spring of 2015, Melissa represented me in a delicate matter, and she was superb. Melissa not only knows her field, but she also TRULY CARES."  -Steven

  • "Very knowledgeable and super helpful: Melissa was recommended to me for assistance by my chiropractor and she was wonderful. I had a very successful consultation phone call and she helped me to organize and resolve my challenges."  -Jordan

  • "I would highly recommend Melissa to anyone needing a lawyer. My son had been in/out of jail for the last few years when he was arrested on felony drug charges and placed in King County jail..."  -Kimberly

  • "Great Lawyer: Melissa did a great job on my case, working with me every step of the way and keeping me informed. She was great and I would hire her again if I needed to (hopefully I won't need to)"  -anonymous

  • "A Lawyer With A Heart ❤️ : Melissa came in highly recommended to me by a friend. I have never done this process before and my stress level was to the max, because they waited the very last minute to proceed with my lawsuit..."  -Erica

  • "Exceptional Traffic Collision Lawyer: I would recommend Melissa Odama Hart to anyone who has been in a collision, whether you are at fault or not at fault. She has exceptional legal knowledge and judgment in collision law..."  -Amanda

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    155 NE 100th St.
    Suite 210
    Seattle, Washington 98125
    Phone: 206-402-5214
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