Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz seeks $9.5 Million in Wrongful Death Lawsuit for her Husband

Oregon’s Deadliest Crashes Since 1946

In 1946, the Oregon Department of Transportation began keeping track of fatal traffic crashes. The Oregonian researched and verified the crashes making an interactive map of Oregon showing where the 47 deadliest motor-vehicle crashes occurred. The deadliest crash on I-5 in Oregon occurred December 23, 1965 when a Greyhound bus lost control on ice and 14 […]

Oregon’s Statutes of Limitations

Oregon’s Statutes of Limitations

Many people ask the same question, how long do I have to file my personal injury case?  In general, Oregon personal injury cases must be filed with the court within two years of the date of the injury.  This does not mean you can decide one year and eleven months after your accident that you […]

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Wrongful death claims are brought against a defendant who caused the death of someone else due to negligence or intentional harm. A wrongful death claim is when a relative of the deceased person files a lawsuit against the party who is legally liable for the death. One of the most common situations for a wrongful […]

Dark Streets Limit Visibility for Drivers and Pedestrians

  The past couple of weeks there have been several accidents involving pedestrians being hit by vehicles in the early morning or evenings when it is still dark out. Some of these crashes involved victims who did not survive. If you are walking at night make sure drivers can see you. Be visible and try […]

What Proof is Required for a Wrongful Death Case?

What Proof is Required for a Wrongful Death Case?

A Wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit because the damages the Plaintiff is seeking are strictly monetary. Criminal cases result in a type of punishment such as a fine or imprisonment. The monetary damages awarded must obtained through a civil lawsuit. The Plaintiff is the person who is bringing the civil lawsuit and is typically […]

Should I Hire A Wrongful Death Attorney for my Case in Oregon?

Should I Hire A Wrongful Death Attorney for my Case in Oregon?

Wrongful death in Oregon is defined as a death “caused by the wrongful act or omission of another”. A typical wrongful death case is caused by a negligent, reckless or intentional act. These actions would be the same as one to support a personal injury claim if the deceased person had lived. The main difference […]

What Damages are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

  The death of a loved one can cause emotional stress and financial hardships for family members.  It is important to understand the a wrongful death case is and the different categories of compensation available if you have a successful lawsuit. What is a wrongful death case? A “wrongful death” case is a civil action […]