What exactly is a “wrongful death”?

What exactly is a “wrongful death”?

Wrongful death is when a negligent, reckless, or intentional act by a person or company causes the death of another. Murder would certainly qualify, but so would a car crash, even if the bad driver who caused the death did not mean to hurt anyone, but was merely careless. Common Circumstances of Wrongful Death Include: […]

Who Should I Talk to After The Wrongful Death of a Loved One

Who Should I Talk to After The Wrongful Death of a Loved One

After the death of a loved one, many people say that they can’t find anyone who will talk about the death directly. Maybe it’s because people are scared, or maybe they think they are protecting your feelings, but whatever the reason, it can be difficult to find someone who will speak clearly and directly about […]

Wrongful Death Claim: What does Estate mean?

Wrongful Death Claim: What does Estate mean?

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, […]

Compensation for Wrongful Death Cases

Compensation for Wrongful Death Cases

Every year, hundreds of Oregon families receive the news that no one ever wants to hear. They get a phone call or a knock on the door to tell them that a family member has been killed in a car accident. In many instances, a situation that is already a nightmare gets even worse when […]

Highway 99E Pedestrian Accident Results in Fatality

Date: April 16, 2011 Location: Highway 99E South of Woodburn Name: Susan Elizabeth Dorhman Larson, Robert Moore Susan Elizabeth Dorhman Larson, age 56 of Woodburn, was struck and killed by a 2005 Dodge Neon driven by Robert Moore, also age 56 of Woodburn. According to Oregon State Police news releases, at about 8:25pm on April […]

Interstate 405 Head-On Crash Kills Popular Radio Announcer

Date: March 23, 2011 Location: Northbound 405 Off-ramp to Highway 30 Names: Heidi Tauber Esping, David Molnar, Paul Pinkson According to Oregonlive.com, Portland police have identified the woman who died in a head-on collision on Interstate 405. Heidi Tauber Esping, age 52, worked for local radio stations in a decades-long career as an announcer. Most […]