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Compassionate Legal Support for Grieving Families

When a loved one dies, the emotional toll can be overwhelming. When that death is caused by someone else’s negligence, the pain can be even more difficult to bear. In addition to the emotional trauma, you may be facing financial hardship due to the loss of your loved one’s income and the cost of medical bills and funeral expenses.

At Pacific Cascade Legal, our Eugene wrongful death lawyer understands the unique challenges you are facing. We are here to provide the compassionate support you need during this difficult time. Our team can help you navigate the legal process and maximize your damages.

Call (541) 329-7455 or contact us online to request a free consultation.

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to a death that is caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct. When a person dies in an accident or as a result of someone else’s wrongful act, the personal representative of the deceased's estate is the individual authorized to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

In Oregon, the beneficiaries eligible to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are typically the following:

  • Spouse: The surviving spouse of the deceased.
  • Children: Minor children of the deceased or adult children who were financially dependent on the deceased.
  • Parents: If there are no surviving spouse or children, the deceased's parents might be considered beneficiaries in certain cases.
  • Other Dependents: Anyone else who can prove they were financially dependent on the deceased person.

If the deceased person does not have a surviving spouse, children, parents, or personal representative, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of any other individuals who are entitled to inherit the deceased person’s property.

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?

When you file a wrongful death claim, you may be able to recover compensation for a wide range of damages. These damages are intended to compensate you for the losses you have suffered as a result of your loved one’s death.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Economic Damages: These encompass measurable financial losses and expenses incurred as a result of the death, such as:
    • Medical bills related to the final injury or illness.
    • Funeral and burial expenses.
    • Loss of income or financial support the deceased would have provided to their family if they had lived.
  • Non-Economic Damages: These are less tangible losses and include:
    • Loss of companionship, care, guidance, and nurturing that the deceased would have provided to their family members.
    • Pain and suffering experienced by surviving family members due to the loss of their loved one.
  • Punitive Damages: In certain cases where the responsible party's actions were particularly egregious, the court may award punitive damages. These are intended to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future rather than solely compensate the family for their losses.

The specific amounts and types of damages awarded can vary significantly based on the circumstances of the case, the extent of the loss suffered by the surviving family members, and other factors. Oregon law aims to fairly compensate the surviving family members for both economic and non-economic losses resulting from the wrongful death.

Why Choose Us?

Do not go through the grieving and legal process alone. Pacific Cascade Legal can provide valuable assistance in navigating the complexities of a wrongful death case in Oregon.

Here's how we can help:

  • Legal Expertise: We offer our expertise in Oregon's wrongful death laws, ensuring that our clients understand their rights and the legal processes involved.
  • Case Evaluation: We conduct a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the wrongful death to determine the strength of the case and the potential for compensation.
  • Gathering Evidence: Our team works diligently to collect evidence, including medical records, witness statements, and expert opinions, to build a strong case supporting our client's claim.
  • Negotiations: We handle communications and negotiations with insurance companies or the opposing party on behalf of our clients to seek fair settlements.
  • Litigation Support: If a settlement cannot be reached, we provide strong representation in court. Our legal team prepares and presents the case, advocating for our client's interests during trial proceedings.
  • Emotional Support: We understand the emotional toll a wrongful death case can have on our clients. We offer compassionate support and guidance throughout the legal process.
  • Maximizing Compensation: Our goal is to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation available under Oregon law for the damages they have suffered due to the wrongful death of their loved one.

Our Eugene wrongful death lawyers are committed to providing dedicated and comprehensive legal representation to our clients, advocating fiercely for their rights and striving for a just resolution in their wrongful death cases. Let us help you and your family during this challenging time.

Contact us today at (541) 329-7455 to discuss your case with our compassionate legal team.

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