Unlike a personal injury claim, wrongful death cases, and sometimes suits, seek damages that attempt to quantify the loss of a person. While this can never truly be put into dollar figures, there are economists and other experts who are able to make educated guesses at the potential earnings lost with the death of a person. Also under damages are loss of "consortium, society, affection, and companionship"--in other words, all of the things that make up a close relationship.
Wrongful death cases are most often brought by the family of the victim. Any damages then go to the victim's estate. A family member will usually be made the executor of the estate, which happens in a separate probate court.
If your loved one died as the result of another individual's or business's negligence, you may be able to recover damages. At Peterson Law Offices in Portland, Oregon, we have successfully fought for families in
many wrongful death cases across the state of Oregon and in southern
area of Washington state.
There is simply nothing worse than losing a loved one. Peterson Law Offices' attorneys are dedicated to bringing our clients justice through legal means. It can never replace a family's loss, but it can help to ease the unfair financial burden felt on top of the grief. Contact our helpful attorneys at Peterson as soon as you're able. We don't get paid unless you recover damages, so you have nothing to lose by being well represented. Call us today.