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Portland Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one is devastating, especially if their death was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person. When you need help, Nichols Law Group is ready to stand by your side. We are tough advocates for wrongful death victims and their suffering families. Our Portland wrongful death attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you deserve.

Let Nichols Law Group help you through this

When you are going through something like the loss of a loved one, let a compassionate attorney guide you through this case. At Nichols Law Group, we will bring more than 35 years of experience to your side.

  • Our full-service law firm is focused only on personal injury cases. This gives us an advantage over other law firms who take cases in multiple practice areas and specialize in none.
  • We or a client-focused firm, particularly when it comes to wrongful death cases. We understand the sensitivity of these issues and will focus on your needs.
  • We will not charge you any legal fees until we successfully recover the compensation you deserve through a verdict or a settlement.

How will an attorney help a wrongful death case?

Wrongful death cases can become incredibly complex and involve intense litigation. Most grieving families do not have the resources or experience necessary to take on a defendant, their legal team, and their insurance carrier. Your Portland wrongful death attorney will thoroughly investigate what happened. They will:

  • Obtain all evidence related to the death of your loved one, including accident reports, video surveillance, eyewitness accounts, and medical records.
  • Work with accident reconstruction experts in order to paint a better picture of what happened.
  • Negotiate with all parties involved to reach a fair settlement on behalf of your family or be ready to take the case to trial if necessary.

How do wrongful death cases arise in Portland?

Wrongful death cases in Portland arise in various ways. Nichols Law Group commonly helps families we have lost loved ones due to:

  • reckless driving incidents
  • drunk driving incidents
  • pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • motorcycle accidents
  • commercial truck accidents
  • medical mistakes
  • faulty products
  • faulty prescription drugs
  • premises liability cases
  • boating accidents
  • nursing home neglect and abuse

In Oregon, a surviving spouse, child, or parent of the deceased are typically allowed to recover compensation in a wrongful death claim. If none of those people are able to bring a claim or are no longer living, surviving stepchildren, grandparents, and stepparents may also be able to recover damages.

Wrongful death claims in Oregon must be filed within three years from the date of a person’s final injury. Other states set their time limits based on the date of a person’s death. Because Oregon starts the clock at the time of a person’s final injury, the time to file a wrongful death claim may be shorter than expected.

What kind of compensation is available?

If you have lost a loved one due to the careless, negligent, or intentional actions of somebody else, you may be entitled to compensation for what has happened. At Nichols Law Group, we are going to investigate your case and work to secure the following:

  • any medical bills in curd before your loved one died.
  • any lost wages your loved one would have been expected to earn over their lifetime.
  • loss of companionship, guidance, care, and comfort suffered by the family as a result of their loss.
  • compensation for pain and suffering the deceased may have endured before they died.
  • funeral and burial expenses.

When you need a Portland wrongful death attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling 503-224-3018.