Wrongful Death in Nursing Homes

The abuse of elderly and infirmed individuals occurs far too often inside nursing homes across the US and in Oregon. Unfortunately, there are times when nursing home abuse and neglect leads to the death of a patient. When this occurs, surviving family members and the estate of the deceased may be able to recover closure… read more

How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?

If you lose a loved one due to the negligent or intentional actions of another individual, company, or entity in Oregon, then you may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. In this state, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate is responsible for filing a wrongful death claim. However, how are… read more

How is Negligence Proved in a Wrongful Death Case?

Losing a loved one is incredibly difficult, particularly if the loss of life is caused by the negligent actions of another business, entity, or individual. Family members and personal representatives of the deceased individual’s estate may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit in Oregon. However, determining negligence is challenging. It is… read more

Wrongful Death by Police Officer

Issues surrounding police misconduct have come to the forefront of our attention across the United States. Particularly, deaths involving lethal force by law enforcement officers are a point of concern. Even though the vast majority of police officers do their jobs well, that is not always the case. Here, we want to discuss what would… read more

What Is the Difference Between Wrongful Death and Survival Action?

Losing a loved one is incredibly challenging, particularly if the loss of life was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity. When this occurs, family members in Oregon should be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. However, there are other types of claims, called… read more

Are Wrongful Death Settlements Taxable?

If you have lost someone that you love due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity in Oregon, then you should be able to recover compensation for your losses. Family members and estates may be able to recover significant amounts of compensation if their wrongful death claim is successful in civil… read more

The 4 Elements Of A Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful death cases arise in various ways throughout the state of Oregon. Anytime a person loses their life due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, their family members or estate may be able to file a wrongful death claim in civil court. Here, we want to examine the four… read more

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death in Oregon

Losing somebody that you love is incredibly challenging. Dealing with the loss will inevitably be an extremely emotional and stressful time for you and your family. This is particularly true if your loved one lost their life due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another individual or business. In these situations, family members… read more

Who Can File Wrongful Death In Oregon?

Losing somebody that you love and care about is incredibly difficult. If the death of your loved one was caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of another individual or entity, this compounds the tragedy of the situation. Family members in these situations should be able to recover compensation for their losses by filing… read more

2016 Was the Most Dangerous Year on American Roads to Date

According to preliminary data from the National Safety Council, 2016 was the deadliest year on American roads to date. The previous number was 32,000 – that is, annual deaths caused by traffic crashes [1]. Preliminary data from the NSC is challenging that, suggesting that as many as 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes in… read more