The unexpected death of a loved one can put your life into crisis mode. And, unfortunately, each day in America hundreds of people die in motor vehicles, while others die due to medical malpractice, for example. Such a sudden event can quickly result in a flood of emotions and grief. Then, there are practical concerns – what will you do about the loss of support that family member provided? A devastating event like this can oftentimes feel like it leaves a person with more question than answers.
A wrongful death claim as an option
In some cases of an unexpected death, the surviving family members may have the option to pursue a wrongful death claim. If, for example, your loved one died in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a drunk driver, a distracted driver or perhaps even a drowsy driver, a legal claim could be a possible option. Medical malpractice is, unfortunately, quite common.
Wrongful death cases usually have the reputation of being difficult to pursue. That is, in some cases, correct. Factual situations differ from case to case, and the financial impact on a family can vary greatly as well. Putting together the evidence and persuasive arguments needed to prevail on a wrongful death claim can be a methodical, time-consuming process. But, for the families our law firm represents, the process to hold a negligent or reckless driver or medical professional accountable is worth the effort.
At our law firm, we work with Oregon residents who have had the misfortune to see a loved one die an unexpected and untimely death. We understand the emotions that can be involved in pursuing a wrongful death case – and we know they can be overwhelming. We work hard for our clients to attempt to achieve positive results. For more information, please visit the wrongful death overview section of our law firm’s website.