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Filing a wrongful death claim can be extremely complicated. Allow us to help you navigate through this difficult and trying time. We can offer you the compassionate care and world-class legal services that you deserve.

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Kirkland Wrongful Death Attorney

We’re Passionate About The Pursuit Of Justice: (425) 559-9483

At Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen and Lingenbrink, we provide proven representation for fatal accident cases. Under wrongful death law, family survivors are afforded the opportunity to seek legal resources when a loved one has been wrongfully killed. We understand that nothing can bring back your loved one. However, filing a wrongful death claim may provide a measure of closure and financial compensation for the family members who have been left behind. If you have lost someone dear to you, our Kirkland wrongful death lawyer would be proud to offer you the compassionate support that you deserve and the trusted legal counsel that you need. We can help you properly file your wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Our legal team will not quit until we believe we have recovered the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Common Causes Of Wrongful Death

We will work to hold the individual or company responsible who breached the duty of care for the individual who passed away. When an individual or company acts negligently or carelessly, they must be held responsible for their actions. When you hire our law firm, we will bring more than just experience and skill to the table. We will bring passion and success.

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability

How Can Our Wrongful Death Lawyer Assist You?

While Each Case Is Different, We Will Take The Following Steps In Our Pursuit Of Fair Compensation:

  • We Will Gather All Relevant Medical Records
  • We Will Consult With Specialists & Experts About Your Case
  • We Will Handle All Necessary Paperwork
  • We Will Negotiate In Order To Reach A Fair Settlement
  • We Will Interview Gather Evidence
  • We Will Take Your Case To Trial, If Necessary

Get Your Questions Answered Today

  • Questions

  • What Is Wrongful Death?

    Answer

    Wrongful death occurs when an individual’s death is caused by the wrongful actions or negligence of another individual. Wrongful death is the basis for a lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the death.

  • Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

    Answer

    Wrongful death law designates certain survivors who are entitled to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Generally, the members of the family who have lost the company and support of the deceased individual may file a wrongful death claim. However, we advise you to consult with an attorney prior to filing a claim to ensure that you are qualified to file the claim.

  • How Are The Damages Determined?

    Answer

    Various factors will be taken into consideration when determining the amount of compensation that you may be entitled to recover. These factors include the decedent’s life expectancy at the time of their death, the decedent’s age, habits, past earnings, occupation and the decedent’s future earnings.

  • Do I Need To Hire A Lawyer In Order To Pursue A Case?

    Answer

    We encourage all potential plaintiffs to consult with a skilled attorney before moving forward with their wrongful death lawsuits. Due to the serious and complex nature of wrongful death claims, having an experienced attorney in your corner will likely increase your chances of maximizing the amount of compensation you recovery.

  • Robert Kornfeld

    Senior Attorney & Founding Partner

    At Kornfeld, Trudell, Bowen and Lingenbrink, our professionals are devoted to representing clients who have suffered major injuries due to the negligence of another. We believe in providing a voice for the wrongfully injured and their families, and ensuring justice is restored on their behalf.

    We are equipped to represent clients who have cases involving major personal injury such as medical malpractice, construction site injuries, motor vehicle collisions, maritime accidents, nursing home or elder abuse, and other serious injury claims. With more than 100 years of combined experience, we have handled all types of serious injury claims including those involving catastrophic injuries resulting in paralysis, quadriplegia, traumatic brain injuries, burns and chemical exposures, electrical injuries and/or wrongful death.

  • Rob Kornfeld’s Story

    The Moment My Life Changed Forever

    Every attorney will tell you they will work hard for you – that they will go to bat to get you a good settlement after you’ve been injured. But the truth is, some lawyers get consistently better results for one reason or another. I’d like to share with you the reason I am so passionate and committed to fighting for the rights of the injured and why I’ve had great success winning substantial settlements for my clients, whether they were hurt on the job, in a motor vehicle or other type of accident or were injured because of medical malpractice or were discriminated or harassed at work causing an employment problem.

    Just a few years into practicing law, my life changed drastically and permanently. I was a young attorney, husband and father living and working in Seattle. I was driving my car back home from work on Lake City Way on an ordinary July day in 1985 when it happened – that life changing moment – a moment I still can’t remember because I was severely injured. I woke up in the hospital, in pain and disoriented from a head injury – I had no idea what had happened. The police told my family that a truck driving in the oncoming lane had rear-ended a car, forcing it into my lane where it hit me head-on. This is my car after the wreck: I was lucky to have survived the collision, and I didn’t know it at the time, but I was about to begin a long journey of recovering from this traumatic injury.

    During the long months I spent recuperating, I thought a lot about my life – past, present and future. Something I read in college came back to me – Keats said, “Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced.” This explains why I fight so hard for my clients. I have been where you are. I have been hurt – badly – through no fault of my own – and know how frustrating it can be. You may be feeling anger – anger at the person that hurt you. Pain – physical pain from your injuries and mental anguish as you worry if you’ll recover physically, financially and emotionally. Shock – you may be in disbelief that something so traumatic has happened to you and struggling to understand why. I understand because I experienced all these emotions and more. “Why me?” I asked myself many times. I worried about my family, my finances and how my injuries would affect my future. Because I’ve been where you are, I get it, and that’s why I’ll doggedly fight for you

    Over the next several years, I had ten very difficult surgeries to try to restore what was broken. Some of the wounds healed – cuts and scrapes were managed with sutures – even though they left scars. I recovered fully from a mild traumatic brain injury suffered in the accident. But the crash I was lucky to survive at all also did permanent damage that will never heal. I lost a kneecap, and with that, my ability to enjoy many recreational activities I had once loved and for those I could still do, I could no longer reach the same level of performance I was once able to do. For years, even a walk around the block was excruciating and though I’m able to be more active now, I will never be fully physically restored. Weeks in the hospital, multiple surgeries, physical therapy and recovery cost me time with my wife and children that I will never get back. I understand what you’re going through and will be fierce in my pursuit of a settlement for you.

    When you’ve been injured – permanently and irrefutably injured – your life will never be the same. Whatever plans you made may have to be scrapped and redrawn depending on the long term effects of what happened to you. I have a good life. I’ve been practicing law for more than 30 years, have a great family, fulfilling hobbies and interests and make time for supporting my community.

    But it’s not the life I would have had if that truck driver had not been careless and sent a tank (an old Pontiac Bonneville station wagon) careening head on into me. Coping with that reality and how your life will change after a serious injury is a challenge – one that I understand. You can certainly still have a fulfilling life – but you should also be compensated for the life you would have had – for opportunities gone and quality of life lost when you were injured. I will fight for a settlement that reflects not only your injuries now, but the long term effects they will have on your life.

    I recovered from life threatening injuries. It was a harrowing experience. From this, I know first-hand how important it is to focus on recovery – physical, emotional and financial. Because I have been where you are and understand how it is to be injured, in pain, uncertain and stressed, you will not find a more compassionate, understanding and committed personal injury lawyer.

    My life changed one summer day in 1985 and as a result, I understand how it feels to be injured and unable to work, to feel the pressure of mounting medical bills with no wages coming in, to worry about whether and to what extent you will recover and what all this means to your family’s emotional and financial well-being. For 30 years, I have been helping people just like you navigate the legal system, recover medical bills, lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering and other damages.

The Proof Is in Our Results

  • Construction Accident

    $2,590,000

    Construction Worker Injured on Job Site

  • Medical Malpractice

    $2,500,000

    Victim of Nursing/Hospital Negligence

  • Wrongful death

    $750,000

    Medical Malpractice Surgical Negligence

Why Choose Our Team?

Trial lawyers who are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve.

  • Over 100+ Years Collective Experience

  • You Pay No Fees Unless We Win

  • Free Consultations at A Location Convenient for You

  • Over $30 Million in Settlements Achieved for Our Clients

Tell Us About Your Case

We can meet with you at your home, a convenient meeting location or in the hospital, day or nighttime and weekends.

Client Testimonials

Your Case Is in Good Hands

  • “Given his extensive knowledge and remarkable experience in medical malpractice, Rob is without doubt, the BEST advocate anyone could hope for.”

    Medical Malpractice Client

  • “We felt heard, supported and confident being represented”

    Medical Malpractice Client

  • “Their drive, professionalism, and experience resulted in a significant financial award for me.”

    Car Accident Client

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