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Portland Wrongful Death Lawyers Represent Victims of Fatal Injuries

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Don’t know if you need to talk with a Portland Accident Attorney? We have answers to your questions. Losing a loved one is extremely difficult and no amount of money can make up for the loss, but if your relative was killed in Oregon by someone else’s negligence, their estate is entitled to compensation for their death. Some of the items recoverable in a wrongful death claim are:

  • medical expenses
  • burial expenses
  • loss of present and future earnings
  • loss of society and companionship

Navigating this process can be confusing, time-intensive, and stressful. It’s especially stressful trying to handle the administration of an estate while trying to process the emotions of losing a loved one. A wrongful death lawyer can help relieve your burden while you focus on healing from your loss.

Wrongful death cases are brought by the personal representative of the estate of the person who passed away. The claim is pursued as if the person had lived and was bringing a claim against the wrongdoer, but the damages go the estate. Personal representatives are either appointed by a will or by petitioning the court.

Fatal Car Accidents in Oregon

Automotive accidents are one major source of wrongful deaths across the country and world.

In Oregon, hundreds of people are killed in car crashes every year, as shown in this table compiled from Oregon Department of Transportation records:

Oregon Traffic Deaths, 2010-2014

Year    Crash Fatalitiesportland-personal-injury-lawyer-wrongful-death-97209-City-Center
2010     292

2011      310

2012     305

2013     292

2014     327

We have experience handling Oregon wrongful death cases and know how complicated and painful they can be. As a small family firm here in Portland, we are compassionate and empathetic to these those who need to press a case in this area. If you have questions about a potential wrongful death case, feel free to contact one of our Portland personal injury lawyers for a phone consultation where we can get to know you, answer any questions you may have, and explain your legal options to you. 

Call Dawson Law Group today at 503-919-1315 or send us an e-mail or contact form. You can also visit our Wrongful Death FAQs for answers to some common questions.