A wrongful death lawsuit occurs when someone has been killed as the result of another person's negligence. The law states that the death is wrongful if it was caused by the defendant's conduct, whether entirely or only partially. The surviving dependents or beneficiaries are entitled to monetary compensation, called damages, for their loss.
You're entitled to special damages like reimbursement for expenses related to the death (such as funeral costs and burial expenses), the loss of the victim's earnings, the loss of his pension and other benefits like medical insurance. The law says there may also be other damages that you can claim, like the loss of companionship.
The attorneys at Peterson Law Offices have represented
many wrongful clients in both Oregon and Washington state. We have handled many wrongful death claims and helped our
wrongful death clients recover compensation. This monetary recovery can help you begin rebuilding your life. In addition, your first consultation with us is confidential and free, and we will honestly assess your particular situation so you know exactly how Oregon wrongful death law applies to your circumstances.
If you need an explanation of the wrongful death law or want to
learn more about what kinds of damages you can claim, contact Todd
Peterson at Peterson Law Offices at (503) 280-0888. We serve clients
throughout the Oregon and southern Washington area.