Portland Wrongful Death Attorneys Represent Victims of Fatal Injuries
Losing a loved one is difficult. But if it happens due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness it feels even worse. At Dawson Law Group, we understand this is a difficult time for you and financial impacts can be severe. This makes it important to hire our legal team as soon as possible to represent you and your family as you mourn. You need to focus on comforting your family in this terrible time. We can focus on investigating the facts, hiring the right experts, and making sure to meet all deadlines which can be as short as a few months after an accident. We have years of experience representing families who have lost their loved one too soon.
Types of Wrongful Death Lawsuits
There are many instances where wrongful death may occur in Portland. They include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Product liability death
- Workplace accidents
Regardless the cause of your loved one’s death, our job is to represent you throughout the legal process to get you the compensation that your family deserves for your loss.
Wrongful Death Claims in Oregon
Oregon defines a wrongful death as one “caused by a wrongful act or omission of another.
” This essentially is a situation that would have been a personal injury claim if the decedent were alive, so essentially the family files it for them since they have passed on. In most cases, the claim is brought forth by the surviving spouse, child, or a parent. However, other family members may be allowed to bring forth wrongful death lawsuits including surviving grandparents, stepparents, stepchildren or others who could recover damages.
Wrongful death claims in Oregon are civil lawsuits. Liability in a wrongful death case is in terms of money damages and no criminal convictions are made. Some damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death claim include medical and hospital expenses, funeral and burial expenses, lost wages or benefits, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship or guidance. Punitive damages may also be awarded in Oregon if extreme negligence or intentional behavior applies. A wrongful death claim in Oregon usually must be filed within three years of the date of the deceased person’s final injury. However, much shorter deadlines can affect or even eliminate claims.
Damages in Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Some possible damages that can be recovered in Oregon wrongful death cases can include (and is not limited to):
- Burial or funeral expenses
- Medical or hospital bills
- Lost income/benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
Our legal team can investigate your situation thoroughly to determine all the moving parts that can be included in your wrongful death lawsuit in Portland. Our goal is to get your family the maximum compensation you deserve for this difficult life event.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today to Discuss Wrongful Death in Portland
In instances where a person is killed as a result of someone’s negligence or defective product, Oregon law provides a family with the ability to recover damages. At the Dawson Law Group
, our wrongful death attorney can represent grieving families. We work diligently to uncover the cause of their loved one’s death and to develop a strong case that gets them the compensation they deserve. We have decades of successfully handling these cases, so we know the factors that lead to families receiving fair compensation. One important factors is that we hear from a family soon so we can investigate while key evidence and witnesses are available.
If you or a loved one have died due to the recklessness, carelessness, or negligence in or around Portland, it’s important to call our legal team as quickly as possible. Our team of Portland wrongful death attorneys represents families with success and compassion, helping them maneuver through the legal process. We offer no-cost legal consultations where we can answer any questions about the upcoming wrongful death lawsuit. To learn more, call our Portland, Oregon law office at (503) 919-1315
or (503) 656-0400