If your loved one died in a fatal accident that could have been prevented, surviving family members may be able to recover compensation. Oregon Revised Statutes section 30.020 defines "wrongful death" as one was “caused by the wrongful act or omission of another.” This means the death could have been prevented by the person who was responsible.
The Gatti Law Firm’s wrongful death attorneys in Eugene have experience providing legal representation to clients who lost a loved one due to a car accident, fatal workplace accident, fall, defective products, medical malpractice, assault, and more. When you retain us as your legal representation for a wrongful death claim in Oregon, we can help you seek justice for your loss.
Wrongful death damages can help cover the costs of:
- Medical care costs related to the final injury or illness suffered by the deceased
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of future earnings from the deceased loved one
- Loss of love, care and support
- Loss of companionship and loss of consortium
Our wrongful death attorneys in Eugene want to help you rebuild your life after the tragic loss of a beloved family member. Contact us online or call (503) 543-1114 today to schedule a free consultation.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Oregon?
Per Oregon law, only the next-of-kin of the deceased or a personal representative of the deceased family member’s estate may file a wrongful death claim. Generally, those who file wrongful death claims are immediate family members, such as a spouse, children, parents, and sometimes siblings or step-relatives.
Choose the Law Firm with 40+ Years of Combined Experience
To have the best chance at securing a favorable outcome for your wrongful death case, you’ll need the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney to help guide you through the process. With competent legal representation, you will have a better chance at receiving the full compensation amount to which you’re entitled. Oregon law for wrongful death is complex, and there are time limits to file a claim. Don’t delay. Seek justice with the help of our lawyers at The Gatti Law Firm.
Coping with the loss of a loved one who died in a tragic accident is something no one should have to endure. At The Gatti Law Firm, we are committed to helping our clients carry on their lives with the financial compensation they need. Contact us online today or call (503) 543-1114 to schedule a free consultation.