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Estate and Personal Representative in Wrongful Death


When a person dies, and leaves behind anything that is worth money, the law creates an “estate.” If John Doe dies, then it will be called “The Estate of John Doe.” For example, you may sometimes see “Estate Sales,” where the possessions of someone who has passed away are being sold. What has happened, legally,… read more

Why Pursue A Wrongful Death Claim?


Before discussing wrongful death laws, let us focus for a minute on the propriety of bringing a wrongful death lawsuit in the first place. There are some who think it’s wrong to accept money because someone died. We understand that accepting money due to the death of a loved one can seem wrong. But when… read more

Is Murder the Same As A Wrongful Death? – Part 2


As mentioned in previous blog posts, a criminal case is separate and independent from a civil case. Some deaths result in only a criminal case (murder or manslaughter), but no civil case. Others may result in a civil case (known as wrongful death) but no criminal case. Still others may result in both. So yes,… read more

Should I expect to receive payment for what I’m enduring as a victim of an accident?

If you’ve been the victim of an accident, you may require extensive medical treatment. So it’s important to remember that you must receive proper medical treatment so that you can recover from your accident. Also, since you have been the victim of an accident, you should know that insurance companies will compensate you for “pain… read more

Hit-and-Run Driver Arrested

Date: January 22, 2010 Location: SE 52nd & Woodward St., Portland, Oregon Names: Tyler Luba, Patrick Livingston A hit-and-run driver who hit two high school students while they crossed the street near Franklin High School in Portland, Oregon, has been taken into custody. Portland police arrested Patrick Livingston, 44, on January 26, 2010, around 8:40… read more