Tag: punitive damages

Punitive Damages for a Wrongful Death Case

11/13/15

Punitive damages may be recovered in some wrongful death cases. Punitive damages are widely misunderstood, largely due to the McDonalds coffee case. Many people are under the false impression that punitive damages are a road to riches. Punitive damages are difficult to prove. You are not allowed to even ask for them until after you… read more


What are the Limits on Non-economic Damages?

11/09/15

In personal injury cases, there are two basic forms of “damages” a client may recover: economic and non-economic damages. Some lawyers will refer to them as “general” and “special” damages, but the correct terms are economic and non-economic damages. Most wrongful death damages are determined by law using the criteria defined earlier (see the ORS 30.020 damages described… read more



What Damages are Available in a Wrongful Death Case?

11/03/14

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 brought… read more