Skilled Wrongful Death Attorneys in Portland, Oregon
At the Law Offices of Jon Friedman, our wrongful death lawyers in Portland, Oregon understand that losing a loved one to another person or party’s negligence is devastating and is compounded by the physical and emotional loss of the deceased’s love, affection, and ability to provide for their families.
We also understand that wrongful death cases are complex, as we must prove that the alleged liable party caused death due to negligence or strict liability.
Our Portland wrongful death attorneys will review the circumstances of your loss and provide straightforward answers to your legal questions, so you can focus on grieving while we explore your potential recovery options.
What are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Oregon?
Wrongful death claims are filed against a person or party that can be held liable for a death caused by their negligent or reckless actions or inaction.
Because of the broad definition of the statute, many different factors can lead to the loss of a loved one, including:
- Automobile accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Criminal activity
- Defective medical equipment
- Dog bites and attacks
- Drowning accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home neglect and/or abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
When negligence is a factor, there is no limit to the types of wrongful death claims that can be filed against the liable party. To learn more about your unique legal options, contact our Portland wrongful death attorneys today for a free assessment of your case.
Who Can Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim in Oregon?
Our Oregon wrongful death statute outlines the family members who can pursue a claim based on their relationship with the deceased.
In some instances, grandparents, stepparents, stepchildren may qualify as beneficiaries.
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue During a Wrongful Death Claim?
Our Oregon wrongful death statute allows the personal representative of the deceased to pursue financial compensation for their losses.
They may include:
- Medical and hospital bills for the deceased person’s final illness or injury
- Current and future income the deceased would have contributed to the home
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost medical insurance, pensions, and other pecuniary losses
Beneficiaries may also be compensated for the loss of society and companionship of the decedent in an amount up to $500,000.
In cases where their loved one’s death was caused by the egregiousness, severe recklessness, or intentional conduct of the at-fault person, punitive damages may be pursued.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Oregon?
The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Oregon is three years from the date of their loved one’s death.
Our Portland wrongful death attorneys fully understand the hurt caused by losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence and provide a way forward that allows our clients to hold the negligent party accountable for their losses.
Call Our Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer For A Free Consultation
If you believe you have a claim and have questions or concerns about pursuing compensation, please contact our Multnomah County personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jon Friedman today by calling 503-242-1440 for a free confidential assessment of your claim.