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How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Oregon?

If you have lost a loved one under negligent, reckless or careless circumstances, you may be wondering what steps you can take to hold the responsible party accountable. While they may soon face trial, if their actions were criminal in nature, it is important to understand that they may also be liable for compensating you and your family for the loss that you have suffered. For this reason, the Portland personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe encourages you to take a stand. Although there is nothing that you can do to change the past, there are steps that you can take to seek justice for your loved one's untimely passing – which includes bringing suit against the negligent party.

Since all wrongful death claims are subject to Oregon's statute of limitations, however, it is imperative that you move quickly to discuss your case with an experienced legal professional. In doing so, you can ensure that you able to file your case before the time limitations expire—which, in the state of Oregon, is just a few short years. More specifically, you will have three years from the date of your loved one's death to commence legal action. If you fail to bring suit against the responsible party before then, you must forfeit your right to seek compensation. For this reason, it is important that you do not wait too long; time may already be running out on your case, so we encourage you to take the first step today.

When you contact a Portland wrongful death lawyer at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe, your initial consultation won't cost you a thing. Call our office at (503) 825-2115 or submit a free case evaluation form online to find out how we can help you through this difficult time.