Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?

If you lost a loved one in an accident or due to the reckless or negligent actions of another person, you have options. Those left behind to pick up the pieces often find themselves facing crushing financial losses and expenses associated with the unexpected death of a family member. In these situations, it may be appropriate to move forward with a wrongful death claim.

The attorneys at the Salem law firm of Swanson Lathen Prestwich, PC, help Oregon families pursue wrongful death compensation. Not everyone can do this, but potential claimants such as children of the deceased, a spouse and other beneficiaries could have grounds to move forward with this type of claim. The wrongful death claims process is complex, but we will walk with you through every step.

What Damages Can You Seek?

Like a personal injury claim, what your wrongful death claim could be worth depends on various factors unique to your case. Through your claim, you can pursue damages for both your immediate financial losses and those you will experience in the future due to the death of your loved one. Potential damages include:

  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future earnings and long-term support
  • Emotional pain and suffering

A careful evaluation of your case will reveal what damages could be available to you. We will fight for the full amount you deserve, whether that is in settlement negotiations or in litigation.

We Will Fight For Your Family

During your time of grief, you deserve the support and guidance of an attorney who truly cares about your recovery and the future of your family. Our lawyers can provide the support you need. We offer free initial evaluations to our clients and represent people with injuries as well as families dealing with a loss from wrongful death. Reach out online, or call us at 503-447-3582 to learn more.