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PRESS RELEASE: New Book Helps People Understand the Wrongful Death Laws in Washington State

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

March 10, 2010—Seattle, WA – Seattle attorney Christopher M. Davis has authored a new book to help families of wrongful death victims understand their legal rights. Wrongful Death in Washington State: The Essential Guide To Wrongful Death Law in Washington State will help families navigate the legal process when a loved one has been killed due to negligence.

In 2008, the U.S. Department of Transportation reported that the highway wrongful death count was at 37,261 nationwide.  The U.S. Department of Justice has reported that 90 percent of all lawsuits involving medical malpractice, most commonly prescription errors, have involved a wrongful death or a permanent disability caused by negligence.

“No amount of money will ever make up for the loss of a loved one,” said Davis.  “But our civil justice system recognizes that a wrongful death can impose severe emotional and financial consequences on the surviving family members and that monetary compensation may be the only way to achieve justice.”

Wrongful Death In Washington State sensitively addresses common issues and questions that may arise after the death of a loved one.  It offers an overview of the wrongful death laws and the litigation process; explains how to start a probate action; offers suggestions on how to deal with medical and funeral bills; describes how to make sure that the surviving children and family members are fairly compensated; and outlines the necessary legal steps involved in a wrongful death lawsuit.

“The loss of a loved one is everyone’s worst nightmare,” said Davis.  “Working from the premise that ‘knowledge is power’, I hope the book will help educate the public and improve their ability to protect family’s rights and ultimately achieve justice case.”

Wrongful Death In Washington State is the fourth book in a series written by Davis and designed educate the public on issues related to injury accident cases.  The other three books in the series are The Ten Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Washington Accident Case, When The Dog Bites: The Essential Guide To Dog Bite Law In Washington State and Little Kids, Big Accidents: What Every Parent Should Know About Children & Accidents

Wrongful Death In Washington State is available both in hardcopy and as an ebook for $19.95 at  As a public service to citizens in Washington State, Mr. Davis will provide a free copy of the book to the families of wrongful death victims for a limited time.  Visit for more information.

Book Details
Price: $19.95
Language: English
ISBN: 987-0-578-04969-4

Contact Information
Mischelle Weedman-Davis
Davis Law Group, P.S.
2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 630
Seattle, WA 98121
Mischelle (at)