Oregon Wrongful Death Attorney
The sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one is always shocking and painful. Oregon wrongful death attorney Craig Hopkins understands the devastation and grief that families feel when a loved one has been killed in a preventable fatal accident, as well as the emotional and financial challenges that families face going forward. I have represented husbands, wives, children, parents, brothers and sisters who have lost beloved family members in tragic, preventable deaths.
An Experienced Advocate
If you are grieving the unexpected loss of a close family member, you deserve an attorney who is compassionate and understanding, as well as experienced and knowledgeable in Oregon wrongful death law.
What Is Wrongful Death?
By definition, a wrongful death is a death caused by the negligence or misconduct of another individual or company. If another person or company either negligently or intentionally caused the death of a family member, you may be legally entitled to compensation for your loss. Wrongful death liability may arise out of a fatal motor vehicle accident, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accident, truck accident, aviation accident, train accident or boating accident, as well as intentional acts of violence. Wrongful death claims may also arise from medical malpractice or negligence, caregiver negligence or accidents caused by defectively manufactured or designed products. No matter who is responsible for the death of a family member, I can help you hold the party or parties financially accountable to the maximum extent under the law.
Wrongful Death Compensation
As an Oregon wrongful death attorney, I am committed to seeing my clients get through a difficult time and in helping them to secure a future as free from financial worry as the law allows. Although no amount of money could ever bring back or replace a loved one’s companionship, compensation can prevent further financial turmoil after a family member’s death and hold a negligent wrongdoer financially accountable. Wrongful death claim compensation can include damages for:
- Decedent’s future anticipated earnings;
- Final medical expense;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Loss of companionship, care or protection as a result of the death;
- Lost benefits of the victim (medical insurance, pension, 401K, etc.);
- Survivor’s pain, suffering and mental anguish.
When To Contact An Oregon Wrongful Death Attorney
Although it may be difficult to think about, it is important to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. Statutory time limits apply in all Oregon wrongful death matters, which limit the amount of time you have to file a claim. It is also important to speak to an attorney soon to preserve evidence. If I represent you in your case, I will investigate all circumstances surrounding the accident and your loved one’s death immediately, which includes gathering and preserving evidence and interviewing witnesses. I routinely consult with all kinds of experts in wrongful death matters, including accident reconstruction experts, product design engineers, construction site experts, medical specialists, and others to establish liability for the death of a loved one. All wrongful death matters are unique, complex and difficult in their own way, and I treat each case as such.