Compassionate Salem Wrongful Death Lawyers Ready To Provide Your Family Unwavering Legal Representation
The tragedy of losing a loved one in any type of accident is a heartbreak no family should ever experience. However, the unfortunate reality is that thousands of families each year are forced to endure the grief that comes in the wake of a fatal accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control, accidental deaths are among the leading causes of death in Oregon. In 2016, there were more than 2,100 accidental deaths. Many of these deaths were caused by another’s negligence and thus preventable. While nothing can bring back a loved one who was lost in a senseless accident, families may be able to obtain financial compensation through a Salem wrongful death claim to help them through the grieving process.
At D’Amore Law Group, our team of knowledgeable Salem wrongful death attorneys helps families bring claims against those responsible for the death of their loved one. Since the firm’s founding in 1994, D’Amore Law Group has developed a reputation for providing compassionate yet aggressive representation in all types of Salem wrongful death cases. We understand that losing a loved one is an incredibly painful experience that impacts every family differently. In light of this fact, part of our promise to you is that we will take special care to cater to our representation according to your unique needs and desires.
What Is an Oregon Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a type of case that allows for surviving family members to pursue financial compensation from another person or entity whose negligent, reckless, or intentional actions caused the death of their loved one. In this way, a wrongful death claim is similar to other personal injury claims. However, because the accident victim is deceased, a wrongful death claim is typically brought by a surviving spouse, child, or parent. That said, other family members, such as grandparents, stepchildren, and step-parents, can also file a wrongful death claim after the death of a loved one.
A Salem wrongful death claim can be brought after almost any type of fatal accident, including any of the following:
- Car collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck wrecks
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Construction accidents
At D’Amore Law Group, we have assembled a dedicated team of attorneys who are committed to advancing our clients’ cases at every step of the litigation process. From the moment you bring us onto your case, our proven Salem wrongful death lawyers will diligently fight to make sure that you recover the compensation you and your family deserve.
Damages in a Salem Wrongful Death Case
After losing a loved one in an accident, families are not only dealing with the grief of their loss, but they may also incur significant costs. A wrongful death claim can help families recover for these expenses. Damages in a Salem wrongful death case are intended to compensate the accident victim’s estate and the surviving family members for both the economic and non-economic losses caused by the accident. While every case is different, compensation for the following may be available:
- Medical expenses and hospital bills;
- Lost wages (based on the amount of money the deceased accident victim would have likely earned, had the accident never occurred);
- Compensation for any pain and suffering the deceased accident victim endured in their final moments;
- Funeral expenses and burial costs; and
- Compensation for the loss of care, comfort, companionship, and guidance the deceased would have provided to surviving family members.
Importantly, Oregon wrongful death law requires that a family must file a claim within three years of the date of the incident that caused their loved one’s death. Notably, this is not necessarily the date of the person’s death. Thus, if there is a significant amount of time that passes between the accident and the family member’s death, there may be very little time to file a Salem wrongful death claim. Thus, family members who recently lost a loved one in an accident should reach out to a dedicated Salem wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to discuss their rights.
Contact the Experienced Salem Wrongful Death Lawyers at D’Amore Law Group
If you have recently lost a loved one in a tragic accident, contact D’Amore Law Group for immediate assistance. Since 1994, we have provided compassionate representation to families who lost loved ones in all types of accidents, including those involving Salem car accidents, slip and falls, instances of medical malpractice, and more.
Our highly-skilled legal team also represent clients with the following type of injury cases:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Medical Negligence and Malpractice
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Nursing Home Neglect
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Semi-truck Accidents
- Sexual Abuse and Assault
- Spinal Cord and Head Injuries
- Sinus Surgery Injury
To learn more and schedule a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys, contact us by phone or reach us through our online form.