Who May Bring A Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim involves a preventable death caused by someone else’s disregard for others or negligence. Oregon recognizes the importance of holding the responsible person accountable.
The experienced attorneys at Harris, Wyatt & Amala provide compassionate advocacy to families of wrongful death victims. We help residents throughout the Salem area seek compensation for the unexpected and tragic death of a loved one.
Call us to discuss your case at 866-364-4872.
Justice For Family Members
The state allows surviving family members to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased, much like a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases a spouse, child or parent of the deceased makes a claim. However, Oregon allows other surviving family members, including grandparents and steprelatives to pursue a claim. The surviving family members, generally, have three years from the date of the fatal accident or deceased person’s final injury to commence a wrongful death lawsuit.
Providing Closure And Financial Relief For Families
A wrongful death lawsuit will not bring back your loved one, but it can provide closure and answers. When a loved one’s sudden death is caused by another’s negligence, the surviving family members are often left seeking answers. The investigation required for a wrongful death claim can shed light on what happened.
Compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can also provide monetary assistance. A settlement can be a financial lifesaver when the deceased was a primary breadwinner. A wrongful death claim allows families to seek damages for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical and hospital bills
- Lost wages and benefits
- Loss of companionship
Pursuing compensation will not alleviate the emotional pain of your loss. It can help prevent financial devastation. To learn more about how we can help, send us an email or call 866-364-4872 to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers.