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Losing a loved one is a harrowing experience, and if someone’s negligent actions contributed to your loved one’s death, it is natural to want justice. Depending on your relationship to the deceased, you may be eligible to take legal action against the party responsible for your loved one’s passing through a wrongful death lawsuit.

A Portland wrongful death attorney at Tillmann Law we are here to guide you through Oregon’s complex wrongful death lawsuit process. We will advocate aggressively for your family’s right to compensation from consultation to settlement.

Why Choose Our Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers?

  • Our wrongful death attorneys obtain real results for our clients. Over our years of operation, we have secured millions of dollars in compensation.
  • We have years of experience in multiple personal injury practice areas, including wrongful death cases. Our attorneys have refined the skills and gathered the resources necessary to prove your claim.
  • Our lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, which limits your out of pocket costs. You do not pay any legal fees unless we secure a settlement in your case.
  • Free No-Obligation Consultations

Call our Portland, Oregon office to schedule a free consultation with our wrongful death lawyers at (503) 272-8986. We are available to take your call 24/7 and get you the help you need ASAP.

Do I have a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under Oregon law, a wrongful death case happens when someone else’s wrongful act or omission results in someone’s death. One way to determine if your loved one’s death is wrongful is to ask yourself this question: if he or she were alive, would he or she have grounds to file a personal injury claim for the accident?

If the answer is yes, then you may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim. Many types of wrongful actions can lead to wrongful death, including the following.

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Acts of violence and abuse
  • Medical malpractice
  • Boating accidents
  • Workplace injuries
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Boating accidents

Identifying whether or not your loved one’s death is wrongful can be difficult without legal assistance. Speak to a Portland wrongful death attorney at Tillmann Law to determine if you have grounds for a wrongful death claim. We offer free case evaluations and can take your phone call 24/7.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Oregon?

Most states impose limitations on who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of a deceased person. In Oregon, family members who can recover damages in a wrongful death claim may file this type of lawsuit. These family members may include a surviving spouse, child, or parent, as well as grandparents, stepchildren, or stepparents.

Damages in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Oregon courts limit the damages you can collect through a wrongful death lawsuit to very specific losses surrounding the deceased’s passing. The purpose of these damages is to compensate family members and the deceased’s estate.

Damages in wrongful death claims may include the following.

  • Final medical expenses related to the deceased’s last injury or illness
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Emotional damages, such as loss of care, comfort, or companionship
  • Pain and suffering endured by the deceased prior to death
  • The value of lost wages and benefits

What is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Cases in Oregon?

The statute of limitations in wrongful death lawsuits in Oregon is three years. What this means is those eligible to file wrongful death claims must do so within three years of the accident or injury that resulted in a death. It’s important to seek legal assistance from a law firm that covers these types of cases immediately, to ensure that those affected by a person’s passing can receive the compensation they deserve. A death could bring a lot of difficulties families and loved ones may not be prepared to cover, which includes funeral expenses, or medical expenses.

Contact a Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you recently lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person or entity, Tillmann Law can help. Our wrongful death lawyers will advocate tirelessly on you and your family’s behalf, maintaining open communication each step of the way so we can build the most compelling case in your favor.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our Portland personal injury attorneys. We will walk you through your legal options and determine whether or not you qualify for wrongful death litigation.