Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorney in Lake Oswego

No money in the world can change what happened or bring back the life that was taken unfairly. There is no enough money in the world that can compensate for what was done wrongfully.

What Is a Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death can happen from a person’s negligent action or inaction, or even from intentional action, such as assault. Wrongful deaths can occur anywhere: in car accidents, bar fights, falls, drowning, as well as design and manufacturing flaws in a product, and much more. An accident in the workplace also can be the basis for a wrongful death claim.

What Is a Wrongful Death Action?

It is a civil lawsuit brought in an Oregon civil court against the entity or person who caused your loved one’s death. The lawsuit attempts to obtain compensation for loved ones of the deceased.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Action in Oregon?

A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought on behalf of beneficiaries and survivors by a personal representative of the deceased person’s estate. That representative is required to act in the best interests of all survivors. This will ensure that all financial needs are met and considered when the claim is filed.

How To Know If I Am Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Oregon?

In this state, wrongful death actions are governed by Oregon Revised Statutes section ORS 30.020. It states the following individuals can obtain compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Parents
  • Stepparents
  • Children
  • Stepchildren
  • Spouse 


The wrongful death statute in Oregon also states that a person may recover compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit if he would have been above to recover from the deceased party under intestacy, which is where the person passed away without a will.

Depending on the state where you file the lawsuit, you might be able to obtain compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit even if you are not in one of the above categories. A skilled Portland wrongful death lawyer can tell you whether you are entitled to compensation under Oregon state law.

What Must Be Proven in an Oregon Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

  • Duty: The person had an obligation toward your loved one to act in a careful manner and not act in a way that could harm him or her.
  • Breach of duty: The duty of care was breached when engaging in actions that caused the death.
  • Causation: You must show that the breach of duty caused the accident that killed your loved one. If the person breached their duty but that action did not lead to your loved one’s death, a wrongful death lawsuit will be unsuccessful.
  • Damages: You must have incurred damages such as hospital bills, funeral costs, loss of earnings of your loved one, and emotional suffering.

If you think you may have a wrongful death case, please CALL or TEXT at 503-367-0829  Wrongful Death Attorney Bart Herron The Herron Law Firm today. Contact us 24/7

The only remedy the Oregon Law gives us is money. Your attorney will be helping you to recover the following:

  1. Economic losses: medical expenses, funeral, and burial costs, losses of services provided by the person that is dead, etc.
  2. Non-economic losses: mental anguish, grief, sorrow, loss of love and companionship, loss of affection and moral support and much more.

How do lawyers prove the economic losses:

  • Past Tax returns
  • Employment records and earnings
  • Employee benefits
  • Health insurance benefits
  • Charitable contributions
  • Past medical records
  • Education records


How do lawyers prove the non-economic losses:

  • Through family members and friends
  • Through co-workers and bosses
  • With help from doctors and economists
  • Hobbies, photos, videos, posts, etc


Have you lost a loved one due to negligence or misconduct?

Has your loved one been fatally injured due to another’s negligence or outright wrongdoing? Wrongful death claims can be emotionally draining and difficult to confront. At this time of need for you and your family, you require the caring guidance of Bartley E. Herron to get you through and safeguard your rights. Funeral and burial costs are quite expensive and your family is probably also experiencing a loss of income as well. You likely have many questions and concerns as to what your next step should be and who you should turn to. The attorneys at Herron Law, LLC will be strong legal advocates on your behalf and will represent you with understanding and consideration for your situation.

Following a car accident or any other type of negligent wrongdoing on the part of others, loss of a loved one can occur. Nothing may be able to bring back what you have lost, but you can seek justice and compensation for the financial hardships you are now facing. Our legal team understands what you and your family are going through as you grieve for the loss of your loved one, and is ready to assist you in presenting your case. At this moment in time legal matters may not be what you want to be concentrating on. Looking for a lawyer for wrongful death in Portland? Allow the compassionate and caring attorneys from Herron Law to take charge of your needs and guarantee a skillful representation for you.

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Comfort & Compassion in Your Time of Grief

There can be many details and expenses following the wrongful death of a loved one. Let our legal team shoulder the task of obtaining proper compensation for you and your family at this difficult time. Reimbursement for funeral services, any medical expenses, and loss of potential future earnings of your loved one can all be skillfully negotiated by our firm. The financial burden resulting from this loss can be alleviated through careful review of the circumstances of your wrongful death claim. It is urgent that you contact us without delay to begin the process. Contact attorney Herron for a complimentary in-depth consultation and allow him to help you through this difficult time.

If you have been injured as a result of the wrongdoing of another, you could be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact Herron Law 503-699-6496   24/7  today to set up a FREE consultation! Portland Wrongful Death Attorney Bart Herron does not charge any fees for consultations and takes wrongful death cases on contingency bases

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