Wrongful Death


Wrongful death claims present special challenges. What is justice in those cases? Money? An admission of fault? Closure?

Careless physicians, drivers, construction companies, and product manufacturers take lives. They must take responsibility. Life is priceless, but not worthless. Galileo Law thoroughly investigates complex wrongful death claims to ensure the victims’ family can prove who was responsible. Careless parties attempt to devalue the life they took. Justice requires money, to be sure, to ease the financial burden on a victim’s family. Justice must also honors their loved one’s memory. Galileo Law understands that both goals are important in different ways. From the legal perspective, will help you the way you need help the most.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim, and For What?

Parents may bring wrongful death claims when their children die. Surviving spouses to bring claims. Dependent children have claims when a parent dies. A jury can hold a careless party accountable for the pain and terror the victim feels before they die, the economic loss to the victim’s family, and the family’s agony and sorrow for their terrible loss. The justice system also, less tangibly, allows a victim’s family’s voice to be heard, for their loved one to be honored.

Wrongful death claims arise in a variety of contexts.

Attorney Paul Veillon is familiar with the rules required to prove the other party’s responsibility in even complex claims:

  • Motor-vehicle collisions, including DUI offenses, distracted driving, trucking accidents and pedestrian and bicyclist deaths
  • Construction site falls, electrocutions, and crush injuries
  • Deaths from dangerous and/or defective products
  • Claims against liquor establishments for over-serving intoxicated patrons (“Dramshop Liability” claims)
  • Physicians who carelessly fail to diagnose a deadly illness or carelessly cause or fail to prevent a patient’s death
  • Caretakers who negligently allow children to drown or encounter other life-threatening circumstances

Contact Galileo Law promptly concerning your wrongful death claim early.

A timely and diligent investigation can mean the difference between justice and closure, on one hand, and a careless party’s evading responsibility for causing a tragedy, on the other.

Galileo Law wrongful death attorney Paul Veillon understands the complex issues arising from fatality claims and what justice means, tangible and intangible, in those cases.

Call us right now to speak to an experienced wrongful death lawyer: (206) 257-6556


Mr. Veillon will consult with you about your case at no charge and with no obligation. When you are comfortable, you can retain Galileo Law without paying any up-front fees. You pay for Mr. Veillon’s time and expertise at the end of your case based on how successfully he resolved it for you.

When you are injured, you need to focus on healing, not paperwork, billing, and harassment from adjusters. We cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, but we can guarantee our service. Galileo Law is the only personal injury law practice to make the following promise: If, at the end of your case, you were not completely satisfied that Galileo Law treated you with respect and dignity and upheld our service pledge, we will reduce the fee you pay for our time until the amount you pay matches the amount you believe we deserve.

If you want to know right away whether you have a claim worth pursuing, call us right now to speak to an experienced wrongful death attorney: (206) 257-6556. If you need someone to listen and understand your more complex problems and needs, we will take the time necessary to give you outstanding advice.

For over a decade Paul Veillon has fought for personal injury victims in and out of Court, through jury trials and in the Supreme Court of Washington. He has the experience to handle brain injury, spinal cord injury and severe fracture claims as well as claims involving chronic pain and disability.


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