A father and three children were killed in a fiery crash in Auburn on Thursday night, according to police.
A fourth child, a 3-year-old girl, suffered severe burns and injuries and was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition.
Family members who showed up to the crash scene believe the father may have suffered a medical emergency before the crash. Police are also looking into whether speed played a factor.
The incident occurred at the intersection of 17th Street Southeast and R Street Southeast just after 5:30 p.m. Police found a vehicle on fire when they arrived at the scene.
Police said a 5-month-old infant and two children, ages 4 and 7 years old, died at the scene. The father suffered severe burns and injuries and later died at Harborview.
The crash remains under investigation.
Filing Child Wrongful Death Claims in Washington State
A wrongful death claim is a type of lawsuit that close surviving relatives may bring when someone or something’s negligence causes the death of a family member. At Davis Law Group, P.S., we often see these claims brought in situations such as fatal car accidents, medical malpractice, etc.
It is critical to work with an experienced wrongful death lawyer to make sure the proper steps are followed when filing a lawsuit. Failure to follow procedure may result in the dismissal of your wrongful death claim.
Here are some of the types of damages available for the wrongful death of a child:
- The loss of the child’s love and companionship
- The loss of the child’s services
- Hospital expenses and health care costs prior to the child’s death
- Funeral expenses
- Psychiatric and psychological counseling expenses incurred by the surviving family members
Attorney Chris Davis can explain the types of damages you may be entitled to under the Washington state wrongful death law, including how they are calculated and limitations on damages under the statute.
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- READ: A 7-Step Guide To A Fair Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlement
Our Washington State Wrongful Death Attorneys Are Ready to Help
Mr. Davis knows that no amount of money can bring back your child. Our goal is simply to help you find out why your child’s life was taken and to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. We also want to make sure you obtain the compensation you’re entitled by law to receive. This money can help you to move on in life.
To learn more about our experience and how our wrongful death attorneys can represent you with the integrity and class you deserve, please contact us today. Our consultations are always free. We charge no attorney fees unless you recover compensation.
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