Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death, whether in a traffic accident or on the operating table, is the ultimate personal injury. Providers are taken away. Young children’s lives are snuffed out. Wrongful death leaves families scarred, and often destroys their hope.

At the law office of Daniel Hoarfrost, I work hard to be respectful of the difficulties families are going through. At the same time, I put great energy into wrongful death cases, because I know that lawsuits, especially successful ones, have a healing aspect of their own.

Aggressive Wrongful Death Claims Law Firm in Portland

There are many circumstances that can end in wrongful death, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Hit-and-runs
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Trucking accidents

If your loved one was killed in an accident or as the result of medical malpractice, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death is a legal term applied to situations in which a person’s negligent or reckless conduct leads to the accidental death of another person.

Oregon Wrongful Death Laws

Under Oregon law, the family members of a wrongful death victim may file a lawsuit against the person or organization they hold responsible for their loved one’s death. The following kinds of damages may be compensated:

  • Medical expenses incurred before death
  • Funeral costs and administrative fees
  • Lost income, pension or other benefits
  • Lost inheritances
  • Emotional distress
  • The intangibles: love, guidance, support, protection, etc.

Contact Daniel Hoarfrost, Portland Personal Injury Attorney

Winning a wrongful death lawsuit means proving that another’s negligence led to your loved one’s death. I can help you to understand if this is possible in your case.

I invite you to let me use my knowledge as a lawyer, my experience and resources to help put this event behind you. Together we can bring the person responsible to justice.

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