Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers Represent Victims of Fatal Injuries
Wrongful Death Claims in Oregon
In Oregon, wrongful death is defined as a death “caused by the wrongful act or omission of another.” This can include an intentional, negligent, or reckless act leading to death. A wrongful death claim is a personal injury claim for someone who can no longer bring forth their own lawsuit. Because of this, their estate and/or surviving beneficiaries in Portland, Oregon can do so for them. The person who files this wrongful death claim is typically a surviving spouse, child or parent.
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 must be filed within three years of the date of the deceased person’s final injury.
How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help
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.
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 today.