Lake Oswego Wrongful Death Attorney
Representing the Families of Wrongful Death Victims in Portland, Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington Counties
Losing a loved one is always a difficult and traumatic experience for those left behind. Families are often emotionally devastated. When a death has occurred unnaturally and could have been prevented, the shock, grief, and loss is compounded by the injustice surviving loved ones feel. In such cases, families may be financially devastated as well if the deceased provided financial or household services.
When a wrongful death has occurred due to the negligent acts or omissions of another party, surviving family members have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. The Lake Oswego wrongful death lawyer at The Law Offices of Scott M. Supperstein, P.C. understands how difficult this time is for you and your family. Although we can never reverse your loss, we can fight tirelessly for you in pursuing the maximum recovery you are owed, allowing you a measure of closure and the ability to move forward.
Oregon Wrongful Death Claims
Oregon law defines a wrongful death as one caused by the wrongful act or omission of someone else. These types of claims are based on the idea that, had the deceased person survived, he or she would have had the legal right to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. Because the deceased person did not survive his or her injuries, the claim may be brought forward by a family member.
Family members who can file a wrongful death claim include:
- A surviving spouse
- A surviving child
- A surviving parent
- A surviving grandparent
- A surviving stepchild
- A surviving stepparent
A wrongful death claim is a civil suit seeking damages to compensate you for losses related to the death. These damages can include funeral and burial costs, medical expenses incurred by the deceased prior to death, the loss of income or wages that the deceased would have earned, pain and suffering that the deceased experienced prior to death, and non-economic damages for the family, such as loss of companionship and comfort that the deceased person would have provided.
Pursuing Justice for You & Your Family
The Law Offices of Scott M. Supperstein, P.C. is here to give your family the voice it deserves in the wake of an unexpected and unnecessary death. We are passionate about protecting and resolutely pursuing your legal rights in any wrongful death situation.
Learn more about how we can help by contacting us at (503) 386-9841 for a free consultation with our Lake Oswego wrongful death attorney.