Wrongful Death & Fatal Accidents
When a motor vehicle collision or other accident is caused by negligence or carelessness and results in death, the death is “wrongful” according to Oregon law. The claim against the at-fault driver is called a wrongful death claim. Attorney Steve Hill has experience handling these claims when they arise from motor vehicle accidents that involve a semitruck, automobile, pickup truck or motorcycle.
Know Your Family’s Rights
Families who have lost loved ones as the result of motor vehicle collisions are often contacted by the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Insurance companies often ask families to consider settlement offers and review legal documents. You have the right to legal advice before you agree to a settlement or sign a legal document that affects your legal rights.
This interaction with the insurance company often occurs while families are grieving. It is completely appropriate for you to tell the insurance company that you will follow up with it after you speak with an attorney.
In Oregon, settlements of wrongful death claims must be approved by a judge. A personal representative must be appointed by the court. Steve has helped a number of families through this difficult process.
If You Have Lost A Loved One, Contact Us
Steve can help you understand your rights and answer your questions if you have lost a family member as a result of a motor vehicle accident. To schedule an appointment at no cost, call 541-215-4092 or toll free at 877-369-9033.
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Representamos familiares que han perdido un ser querido que ha muerto por negligencia en un accidente (automóvil, resbaladas y caidas.)