Wrongful Death Attorney in Portland
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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. If you lost a loved one in an accident that should have been prevented, we want to hear from you.
Our firm fights for the rights of people who have been wronged. We may be able to help you recover financial compensation and hold accountable the party whose negligence or wrongful action cost the life of your family member. When you are ready to take action on your case, call us at (503) 862-8666 to tell us what happened and find out what we can do for you.
What is considered wrongful death?
If a person dies because of the misconduct or negligence of another, the family members or survivors may sue for wrongful death. Losses may be obtained for lost companionship, lost wages, and funeral expenses etc.
Let Us Fight for Justice for Your Family
You cannot count on the insurance company or any party responsible for providing you with compensation to treat you fairly or with the respect and compassion you deserve. That is why you should hire a personal injury attorney to litigate your claim.
When you hire us, you get an entire team on your side, treating your case as our own and fighting for a fair outcome. Patrick Angel and the staff of Angel Law, P.C. have a record of success in personal injury and wrongful death cases – let us put our skill, experience and dedication to work for you.
Common Causes of Accidental Death
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, the three most common causes of accident-related death in the United States are vehicle accidents, fatal burns from building fires, and falls. Victims of negligence can also be tragically killed from construction accidents, defective products, deadly prescription drugs, negligent physicians and hazardous exposures.
Our Portland wrongful death attorney at Angel Law, P.C. can go over your case and determine if negligence was involved and whether pursuing a wrongful death claim is justified. The bottom line is that if someone else is to blame for causing your family member’s death, that person or corporation may be liable to you for damages.
Oregon Wrongful Death Laws
Oregon Revised Statutes 30.020, "Action for Wrongful Death" provides that a decedent's spouse, biological children, step-children, and parents can bring a suit for wrongful death caused by another person's negligence. Wrongful death lawsuits, however, must be commenced prior to strict deadlines enacted for filing wrongful death claims. It is very important to speak with our firm 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.
Act Before the Statute of Limitations Runs Out
Very often, family members wait too long to contact a wrongful death attorney because the emotional challenge of pursuing a legal remedy is too difficult. For many, speaking about such a loss with a lawyer is the last thing on their minds. At Angel Law, P.C., we never pressure the grieving loved one to move forward before they are ready. We can meet with you, provide you with as much helpful information as possible, and be available to you if our legal knowledge is needed in a wrongful death lawsuit.
If you decide to retain an attorney for a wrongful death case, Angel Law, P.C. can help. With assistance from a knowledgeable wrongful death lawyer at our Portland law firm, you may be able to seek monetary damages. Compensation can cover hospital costs, burial costs, legal fees, pain and suffering. You can also be compensated for financial loss to the survivors. At Angel Law, P.C., we are on your side and want to help by taking on your case.
Contact us to get the compassionate legal guidance you need.
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