Wrongful Death Attorney
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If someone you love has died due to negligence or willful misconduct, contact OlsenDaines. We strongly recommend that you NOT SIGN ANYTHING until you have reviewed or had someone review it for you. You are well within your rights to ask for time to look things over. We have offices in Washington and Oregon and we’re experienced in wrongful death lawsuits.
What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
When a person dies or is killed as a result of negligence or actions, including murder, their surviving family members can bring forth a civil lawsuit for, “wrongful death.” Examples of wrongful death include:
- A person is intentionally killed
- A person dies as a result of medical malpractice or misdiagnosis
- A person is killed in a car accident that resulted from another driver’s negligence
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Who Can File for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The decedent’s estate holds the right to bring the claim, but it must do so through the Personal Representative, who is appointed by a probate court. Generally, the surviving family member is appointed as a personal representative, but every situation is different.
Damages Owed After Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death
Damages that are potentially recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit include:
- The deceased’s pain and suffering prior to death
- Medical costs the deceased incurred prior to death
- Funeral and burial costs
- The deceased’s lost income
- Loss of consortium or care and nurturing the deceased would have provided
Wrongful Death Lawyer
The death of a spouse or family member is always a tragic situation, and if your loved one’s death resulted from a wrongful action or liability, you have recourse. The wrongful death attorneys at OlsenDaines can help.
We have the experience and competence to ensure that you recover all the damages resulting from a wrongful death that you or your loved one’s estate is entitled to. Contact us or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with us. We have locations all throughout Oregon and Washington with wrongful death lawyers ready to assist your case.Back to Personal Injury Law