Oregon Wrongful Death Lawyer
Any death in the family brings profound grief and sorrow for all of that individual’s loved ones. When the death is the unexpected result of another party’s negligence, the family can be entitled to compensation for the harm caused.
A wrongful death lawsuit allows certain family members to pursue damages from the party whose negligence or intentional actions caused the death of a loved one. Need an Injury Lawyer Oregon assists families all over Oregon with wrongful death claims, including clients in Tigard, Eugene, Bend, Lake Oswego, Keizer, Grants Pass, Oregon City, McMinnville, Salem, Beaverton, Springfield, Portland, Hillsboro, Medford, Gresham, Corvallis, Albany, and many other nearby areas.
Wrongful Death Laws in Oregon
Under Oregon Revised Statute § 30.020, the personal representative of a descendant can bring a legal action against any person whose wrongful act, neglect, or default of another party caused the victim’s death. State law in Oregon establishes specific time periods for which certain relatives may file these claims.
A wrongful death claim is for the benefit of the deceased’s spouse, children, parents and any other individuals entitled to property under intestate succession. People have three years to file a wrongful death claim.
Family members may be entitled to various compensatory damages in these cases. Economic damages relate to calculable losses such as medical expenses and lost wages. Noneconomic damages are for subjective harm such as pain and suffering or disfigurement.
In certain cases involving particularly egregious or deliberate negligence, courts may award punitive damages.
Causes of Wrongful Death in Oregon
People can be killed in any one of a number of unfortunate incidents in Oregon. Some of the most common reasons wrongful death lawsuits are filed stem from cases involving:
- Car Accidents
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Commercial Vehicles
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Ridesharing (Uber or Lyft) Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Workplace Accidents
It is important to remember that some of these kinds of accidents can require very lengthy investigations in order to determine and prove a defendant’s negligence. For this reason, you must seek legal representation as soon as possible when your loved one is killed in any kind of accident.
Find a Wrongful Death Attorney in Oregon
Was your loved one killed because of another party’s negligence in Oregon? You will want to contact Need an Injury Lawyer Oregon as soon as possible. We help residents of and visitors to communities all over Washington County, Marion County, Multnomah County, Lane County, Clackamas County, Deschutes County, Douglas County, Jackson County, Yamhill County, and many other nearby areas.
Our firm understands that families who have recently lost loved ones are rarely prepared to be making court appearances and satisfy legal deadlines for important paperwork, which is why our experienced personal injury attorneys handle all of these requirements on your behalf. We can be contacted 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and Need an Injury Lawyer Oregon provides free, no obligation consultations so you can have your case reviewed and fully understand all of your legal options.