Wrongful Death Cases in Portland

Nothing is more tragic than the death of a loved one, especially if that death is caused by the carelessness of another individual. I understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. But it is also important that you hold the liable party legally and financially responsible. Taking legal action is one way you can put closure to the situation and seek justice for your loved one. Discuss your case with a Portland wrongful death attorney at Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law.

I have handled numerous wrongful death cases, including those involving:

  • Auto accidents
  • Intentional assaults
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Product malfunctions
  • Workplace accidents

Find out more about how to file a claim. Call (503) 376-9787 for a FREE case evaluation.

Rules for Filing a Wrongful Death Case

If you are the decedent's spouse, child or parent, you may be eligible file a wrongful death claim on your loved one's behalf. If none of these parties are alive, then a sibling can seek compensation. If no sibling is living, grandparents or children of grandparents may qualify. It is important that you know that the wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of the injury.

In Oregon, there are no caps on monetary damages (medical bills, lost wages and funeral expenses). However, there are caps on non-monetary damages (physical pain prior to death, loss of companionship and mental anguish). The cap for non-monetary damages is $500,000.

Why File a Wrongful Death Claim for My Loved One?

A wrongful death claim can help you by covering the decedent's medical costs and funeral expenses as well as by helping compensate for emotional anguish, loss of companionship, and loss of future earnings. If the death of your loved one was caused by malicious intent, you could also be entitled to punitive damages as well.

Seek Justice with a Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer

Seek justice for your loved one's death by holding the negligent party responsible under the court of law. To learn more about wrongful death lawsuits and how Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law can help you, feel free to contact my firm for answers to your questions.

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