Pursuing A Wrongful Death Claim
The aftermath of a fatal car accident can be brutal for the victim’s spouse or other surviving family members. There are so many issues to face while the grief is still fresh: the cost of burial, emotional pain, and medical bills if their loved one was treated for injuries before they died. Going forward, the absence of the victim is felt in many ways, including through the loss of their financial contributions to the household.
Unfortunately, the decision about whether to pursue a wrongful death action needs to be made at a time when the survivors are grief-stricken and already pressed with other responsibilities resulting from the tragedy. Allow our wrongful death lawyers at Sokol & Associates, P.C., to help.
Striving To Achieve The Best Result For Your Family After Losing A Loved One
Because we are experienced in handling fatal accident cases, we know it is important to always to aware of relevant statutes of limitation. Oregon has a three-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims and a $500,000 cap on noneconomic damages. Our team of trial-sharpened attorneys strive for the best result within the legal boundaries set by the state.
We understand that financial compensation cannot replace your loved one when they die as a result of another person’s negligence. However, we have seen the difference that fair and adequate compensation can make in helping surviving family members heal, grieve and move forward with their lives.
Investigating Your Claim Thoroughly
Our firm’s attorneys are experienced in many aspects of personal injury law. This benefits our wrongful death clients because wrongful death cases are especially complex. A wrongful death plaintiff’s attorney must prove that the defendant was directly responsible for the victim’s death through his or her negligent behavior.
Sokol & Associates, P.C., has successfully pursued medical malpractice, emergency room negligence and hospital error claims, so we have the network of professional relationships with medical experts available that can provide strength to your case. These experts can testify on your behalf, when necessary. We also work closely with accident reconstruction specialists, product engineers and other specialists.
Our track record of taking wrongful death cases to court and winning helps us resolve many other cases through negotiations. We understand the emotional pain that a tragedy like this causes, which is why we focus on resolving your case on favorable terms as efficiently as possible, oftentimes without the need for a trial.
Consult With Our Experienced Team
Our personal injury and fatal car accident cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. You won’t pay attorney fees unless we recover a settlement for you. Call 503-575-9683 to schedule a free consultation with our Portland motor vehicle death attorneys.