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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.