Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one can be a very difficult experience, especially if someone else is responsible for his or her passing. In these situations, however, you may have options for justice. Oregon wrongful death lawsuits allow you to hold negligent individuals accountable for their actions, enabling your family to recover compensation for the losses your loved one experienced due to the at-fault party’s actions. The Portland wrongful death attorneys at DuBois Law Group can fight for justice on your loved one’s behalf, helping your family recover the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose A Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer From DuBois Law Group?
- We understand how painful a wrongful death claim can be. You will always be able to ask questions and receive support from your wrongful death lawyer throughout the claim.
- Our firm handles a small number of cases at a time, ensuring that our attorneys can provide your case with the attention and dedication you deserve.
- Our attorneys will handle all aspects of your family’s wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf, allowing you to focus on healing instead of litigation.
What Are Some Causes Of Wrongful Death In Portland?
Wrongful deaths occur when someone’s wrongful actions or omissions cause the death of another person. Under Oregon law, wrongful death can be caused by an act of negligence, an intentional instance of violence, or medical malpractice. In simple terms, if your loved one could have filed a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party, your family likely has grounds for a wrongful death claim.
At DuBois Law Group, our Portland personal injury lawyers handle a wide range of wrongful death claims involving multiple types of accidents. Examples of cases we handle include the following.
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective product injuries
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Uber and Lyft collisions
- Injuries on someone else’s property
Who Can File a Portland Wrongful Death Claim?
Since the deceased person is not able to file a wrongful death claim on his or her own behalf, another party is responsible for bringing this lawsuit to civil court. Many states have strict laws on who can file a wrongful death claim, including Oregon.
Under Oregon law, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate is the only party who can file a wrongful death claim. The deceased person will likely have named his or her personal representative in his or her will or estate plan. If your loved one did not leave behind these documents or did not name a personal representative, the court can appoint one on his or her behalf.
How Long Do You Have to File an Oregon Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Like most civil lawsuits, wrongful death claims in Oregon are subject to a rule known as the statute of limitations. This law establishes a filing deadline for certain claims, and if you do not file the lawsuit within the appropriate time period, the court will likely dismiss the case. For wrongful death lawsuits, you have three years from the date of your loved one’s final injury to file your claim.
Contact A Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer At DuBois Law Group
Have you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person? In these situations, trust the Portland wrongful death attorneys at DuBois Law Group to hold the at-fault party accountable and secure the justice your family deserves. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your next steps. (503) 222-4411