Bend Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one can be devastating, particularly when that death was caused by someone else’s negligence. Our experienced personal injury lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC are tough advocates for wrongful death victims and their families. Contact us as soon as possible for dedicated legal assistance in seeking justice for your loved one and compensation for your family’s losses.

Why Choose Us?

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death can be defined as the death of a person resulting from the wrongful act of another. It is the basis for a lawsuit filed against the responsible party by surviving family members of the deceased. In a wrongful death action, the victim would have had a personal injury claim against the responsible party had he or she survived.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim can arise in any situation where someone’s negligence or wrongdoing results in the death of a human being. Common causes include:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Bend, Oregon?

As stated in Oregon Revised Statutes Section 30.020, a wrongful death action may be brought by the personal representative – the person who administers the estate of the deceased. The personal representative may be named in the will of the decedent or agreed on among the beneficiaries, but must be ultimately approved and appointed by the judge.

Who Can Benefit from a Wrongful Death Claim?

The statute provides that a wrongful death action is for the benefit of the decedent’s:

Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

Damages in a wrongful death claim may be awarded for:

Why You Need a Lawyer

Fault may be difficult to prove in some wrongful death claims. Your best course of action is to consult with an experienced lawyer. Our wrongful death attorneys can investigate the accident or injury to determine and establish fault, assess the full extent of your family’s losses, and negotiate skillfully or fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve.

Contact Us Today

A wrongful death claim allows you to seek justice for your deceased loved one along with compensation for your family’s future. Call Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC today to schedule a free consultation if you have lost a family member through the negligence of another.