Pursuing A Wrongful Death Claims
When a person dies from injuries sustained in a car accident, the victim’s spouse or other surviving relatives are forced to deal with many issues. Not only is there a struggle with their own emotional pain, but also with the financial burdens brought on by the death, including medical bills, burial costs and, in many instances, the loss of household income.
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.
At Sokol & Associates, P.C., in Portland, Oregon, we understand that no amount of financial compensation can be considered a “fair result” for people who have lost loved ones as the result of another’s actions. That said, it is still our job as attorneys to achieve the best result we possibly can in these cases.
Investigating Your Claim Thoroughly
Wrongful death cases are complex. It must be proven that someone else’s negligence directly resulted in the death. Through our extensive work with medical malpractice and personal injury cases, we have established strong professional relationships with important medical experts who can strengthen your case and testify on your behalf if 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.