When a loved one’s death is the result someone else’s negligence,
the case can be considered wrongful death. Families of the wrongful death
victims are often left emotionally and financially devastated. Through
the legal system, however, victim’s families can bring a claim against
the negligent party (or company) to hold them accountable and take responsibility.
These lawsuits can also help families recoup some of the costs associated
with an unexpected death such as burial and funeral expenses.
Wrongful death cases vary widely and can range from
personal injury and
workplace injury to medical malpractice.
We are personal injury attorneys who have extensive experience representing
families in wrongful death cases in both Oregon and Washington. The following
are a few examples of trials/settlements we have won for clients who have
lost a loved one or been seriously injured due to the negligence of another:
Bergeron v. USA – we won a $1.3 million dollar bench verdict in the U.S. District Court of
Oregon for a widower who lost both his wife and his leg when a Fish and
Wildlife semi-tractor crossed the road and hit the couple head-on.
The Estate of Dell v. Roseburg Lumber Co. & Stalcup Trucking case – $1.3 million dollar settlement was won for the wrongful death of a 40 year
old husband and father involved in a head-on collision with disputed liability.
personal injury lawyers to see if you have a wrongful death case.