Losing someone we love is painful enough when they die of natural causes. Learning that negligence was the cause of their death can be devastating. When death is a result of the misconduct or negligence caused by another person, company, or entity, it may be considered wrongful death.
At Welch, Bruun & Green, we understand that losing a member of your family has a significant emotional and economical impact. While nothing can replace a lost loved one, we work hard to seek if negligence is the cause of death, helping you to ease the financial strain.
Wrongful death in Oregon
A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of the death. When the death was caused by negligence or intentional injury the limit is based on the law that was broken.
Damages are paid to the surviving spouse, children, or parents. The amount of compensation awarded in wrongful death cases is based on the following:
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of family contributions
- Lifetime lost earning capacity
Contact Welch, Bruun & Green today.
If a loved one has died due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Based in Portland, we have represented victims of personal injury and wrongful death throughout Portland and North Oregon with over 100 years of collective experience. Contact us today for a free phone consultation regarding your personal injury case.
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