Beaverton Wrongful Death Lawyer
The death of a loved one can be a tragic and grief-ridden experience. However, an individual’s passing can be even more difficult if someone else’s actions caused the death of the individual. In these situations, your family may qualify for an Oregon wrongful death lawsuit—and the attorneys at DuBois Law Group can help. Our Beaverton personal injury attorneys will fight tirelessly to secure justice in the event of a loved one’s passing.
Why Choose Us
- Our accident attorneys in Portland take on a few cases at a time, ensuring that we can provide your claim with the personalized attention and care you deserve.
- We have secured millions of dollars in personal injury settlements and jury verdicts, proving that we are dedicated to your family’s maximum recovery.
- Our wrongful death attorneys have years of experience handling these cases and will take care of all the monotonous litigation processes on your family’s behalf.
What Is a Wrongful Death?
According to Oregon Revised Statutes 30.020, wrongful death refers to any death that occurs due to the wrongful act or failure to act of another person. In simple terms, if your loved one could have filed a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party had he or she survived, your case likely qualifies for a wrongful death claim. These lawsuits often arise after an accident, an act of medical negligence, or an intentional act of violence.
At DuBois Law Group, we handle multiple types of wrongful death claims that involve car accidents, truck collisions, dangerous and defective products, and more across the state. If you believe your loved one’s case may qualify for this type of legal action, schedule a free case evaluation to speak to one of our Beaverton wrongful death lawyers.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Oregon?
Since the deceased person is unable to bring a wrongful death claim by him or herself, another person is responsible for initiating this legal action. In most states, wrongful death lawsuits can only be filed by certain parties. Sometimes, certain family members, such as surviving spouses and children, are eligible to file. In Oregon, however, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate is the only party who can bring a wrongful death action on his or her behalf.
The deceased will likely name his or her personal representative in his or her will or estate plan. However, not all deceased people leave these documents behind following their passing. In these situations, the court will be responsible for appointing a personal representative on the deceased person’s behalf.
How to Prove a Beaverton Wrongful Death Claim
Proving a wrongful death claim is very similar to proving other Portland personal injury lawsuits. You will need to prove that the at-fault party owed your loved one a duty of care, breached that duty and that this action led to the death of your loved one.
To craft a compelling case for your family’s right to justice, it is important to speak to a Portland injury attorney at DuBois Law Group. Your caseworker will conduct a full investigation into your loved one’s accident, gathering the evidence necessary to establish the at-fault party’s negligence.
Contact DuBois Law Group
If you lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another person, your family may have grounds for legal action—and the Portland wrongful death attorneys at DuBois Law Group can help. We will work tirelessly to secure the justice your loved one deserves. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options. (503) 222-4411