If you have lost a loved one and you think a person or an entity (police or governmental entity, business, or hospital) may have been responsible for their death, then it may be the time to talk to an attorney about wrongful death.
A wrongful death claim requires that a personal representative is appointed to bring the claim on behalf of all the heirs and loved ones. The claim includes all damages for monetary and emotional losses – with the emotional damages capped at $500,000. If a payment is offered, the probate court approves of the settlement and directs the apportionment according to the Oregon Revised Statutes. ORS 30.020 et seq.
If your family is in mourning, they may not be immediately thinking about a lawsuit, but there are things that the family needs to know now. First, there are time limits for these types of cases which sometimes require immediate action by a knowledgeable attorney. Second, when seeking a wrongful death attorney, it is important to find someone who is willing and able to work with the family in a personable and comforting way.
At Jackson Jones, we have experienced the loss of loved ones and understand the difficulty in discussing such matters with a wrongful death attorney. We recognize that many families want to move on and do not wish to blame others for their loved ones death. It is important to know that not every wrongful death claim results in a lawsuit. In fact, many times we can avoid the drama of testimony and trial.
Our goal is always to help bring closure to the family and obtain just compensation for the loss suffered. It is our goal to provide the family as much information from the beginning and to investigate the claim as thoroughly as possible before filing a lawsuit. If it comes to a full trial, we are confident and able to bring our full attention and resources in preparation for the case and bringing your story to a jury in a court of law.
If you wish to talk about your claim, feel free to email through this website or call us at 541.225.5061 to set up an appointment to discuss your case.
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