Wrongful Death Attorney in Portland
Portland Personal Injury Lawyer Representing Wrongful Death Plaintiffs
While the loss of a loved one is always so very difficult to experience, it is especially hard to bear when that loss was due to the avoidable negligence or recklessness of another person. Wrongful death cases can tragically occur in any number of situations from car accidents and
trucking accidents to accidents at the workplace, construction site accidents and
medical mistakes. A Portland wrongful death attorney at Angel Law, P.C. can help clients get justice when a loved one is killed or fatally injured in a tragic event that was caused by the negligent actions or inaction of another individual, a group, or a company. A personal injury attorney at Angel Law PC handles every aspect of each case personally to make sure the client's needs and concerns are met. Those liable for damages, injuries or death should be held accountable not only for the client's sake, but in the hopes that such a tragedy can be avoided in the future.
According to results obtained from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the three most common causes of deaths in the United States are traffic-related vehicle accidents followed by fatal burns from building fires, and lastly, falls. But, unfortunately, victims of negligence are also killed in construction accidents, from defective products, from deadly prescription drugs, from a negligent physician and from hazardous exposures like deadly chemicals and asbestos. A Portland wrongful death lawyer at Angel Law PC can go over your case and determine if negligence was involved and whether pursuing a wrongful death claim is justified.
Oregon law also provides that a decedent's spouse, children (including current step children), parents and certain other individuals can bring a suit for wrongful death caused by the negligence of another. However a wrongful death lawsuit, just like any other civil lawsuit, must be commenced prior to strict Oregon deadlines enacted for filing wrongful death claims. It's very important to contact
Angel Law PC or even another law firm as soon as you are able to make sure your right to file a wrongful death lawsuit is protected and not barred by a filing deadline. Once the deadline has passed, the right to file the claim is lost. Very often family members wait too long to contact a wrongful death attorney and later explain that the emotional challenge of pursuing a legal remedy was too difficult during a long greiving process to think about contacting a law firm. Nothing could be more understandable. Greiving for a lost loved one is highly personal and private. For many, speaking about such a loss with an attorney who they don't know is the last thing on their mind. At Angel Law we get it. We take it slow and never pressure a client to move forward who isn't ready. We'll meet with you, provide you with as much helpful information as possible, and be available to you if our legal expertise is needed in a wrongful death lawsuit. Sometimes, pursuing litigatin after a wrongful death is something that just doesn't make sense for a client.
If you decide to retain a lawyer for a wrongful death case, Angel Law can help. With the help of an experienced wrongful death lawyer at our law firm, your case may be awarded monetary damages which cover hospital costs, burial costs, legal fees, pain and suffering as well as financial loss to the survivors because of the absence of the family member. We're on your side, we want to help and if we take on your case, Angel Law PC will do everything possible to get results.
Contact us to speak with a Portland Wrongful Death Attorney
at Angel Law PC today.