Portland Wrongful Death Attorney
Caring Representation after Devastating Loss
If someone you love has passed away after an accident or because of injuries sustained by another person’s negligence, you need representation from a firm that will help you fight for full and fair compensation. Deaths can be difficult to deal with, and even more so when you know that they could have been prevented.
Although the past cannot be altered, when you work with a Portland wrongful death attorney at the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe, you will receive outstanding representation from an understanding attorney. We have over 35 years of experience representing surviving loved ones in wrongful death actions and are well-equipped to advocate your claim.
Contact our firm today by calling 503-223-0022.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Oregon?
Under Oregon state law, family members and beneficiaries of deceased individuals can file for damages. Family members include the deceased’s spouse, children, parents, grandparents, or other family members. If the deceased has no surviving family members, a personal representative of the estate may bring a wrongful death action on behalf of the deceased.
What Compensation Can I Recover in Wrongful Death Actions?
A wrongful death claim can allow plaintiffs to recover compensation such as funeral/burial expenses, lost wages, lost benefits, medical bills related to the final injury, and loss of companionship. In some rare cases where the defendant exhibited extreme negligence or acted with malicious intent, punitive damages may also be awarded by a jury. Punitive damages are typically requested in cases involving criminal actions and drunk driving fatalities.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
According to Oregon Statutes §35.020, claims can be brought forward no more than three years after the accident that caused death. Those who are found guilty of negligence or wrongdoing may be held liable for their wrongs and forced to pay restitution and damages for suffering and loss to the family of the deceased person. If you are grieving the loss of a family member, contact our firm as soon as possible.
Compassionate and Reputable Legal Counsel in Portland, OR
Many people who have lost a loved one do not know where to turn, who to trust, or how to go about receiving the compensation that they are owed. Grieving families can turn their trust to our firm. At the Law Offices of Timothy Grabe, we approach each case with understanding and a commitment to help our clients.
Obtaining legal counsel can be the best thing for you and your family following a death. Now is not the time to trust your future to an apathetic and impersonal lawyer. Contact the Portland wrongful death attorney at our firm for the compassionate, yet powerful, representation you need.
If you have questions regarding your particular situation, contact our firm today and schedule your free case evaluation.