Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Claims

Losing a loved one to a tragic death that was caused by another person or corporation's careless or reckless behavior forever alters people's lives. Grieving the loss and coping with the reality of life without their loved ones is all that families facing these heartbreaking situations should have to deal with; unfortunately, that is not always the case.

The insurance companies representing the interests of parties that are potentially liable are busy analyzing their cases and, in some instances, contacting the families of those grieving the loss of their loved ones. Do not let the insurance companies be the only ones working to determine who was at fault and how much your loved one's life is worth. Call Hughes Law and retain an experienced trial lawyer to represent your interests and fight for the justice your loved one deserves.

Some of the more common wrongful death cases arise out of the following incidents:

  • Car crashes
  • Delivery truck crashes
  • Tractor-trailer crashes
  • Construction equipment malfunctions, failures, and crashes
  • Farm implement malfunctions, failures, and crashes
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Train crashes
  • Bus crashes
  • Aviation crashes
  • Drunk driving
  • Dram shop liability incidents
  • Defectively designed products
  • Construction defects
  • Medical malpractice
  • Intentional assaults
  • Excessive force / civil rights violations

Seeking Justice & Compensation

There is no doubt that money cannot bring back a loved one. Do not, however, let this mantra of the multibillion-dollar insurance industry prevent you from seeking compensation for the losses you have suffered because of an insured party's conduct. Often, money is the only justice available in wrongful death cases. Damages are hard to calculate and are usually dependent upon a variety of factors.

Some of the most important factors in determining the damages or losses in a wrongful death case are:

  • Number of surviving family members of the victim, including parents, spouse, children, and siblings
  • Financial circumstances of heirs prior to death of the victim
  • Financial loss suffered by the deceased and his or her heirs
  • Available insurance coverage
  • Assets of the negligent or liable party
  • Age and health of the victim and his or her heirs
  • Life expectancy of the victim and his or her heirs
  • Cost of funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills related to the incident that led to death

Common damages that family members in wrongful death cases may be entitled to:

  • Reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred
  • Reimbursement for medical expenses incurred
  • Reimbursement for burial and funeral expenses
  • Benefits lost due to the victim's death, such as life insurance and 401(k)
  • Loss of future earnings anticipated over the lifetime of the victim
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors

Consult a Wrongful Death Attorney in Bend

When a loved one has been killed because of the foolish and negligent acts of another, you need to contact a personal injury attorney in Bend immediately. You need a representative to get involved on your behalf right away to look out for the victim and your family. Retain Hughes Law to advocate for your family while you grieve.

Get Advice From an Attorney

Reach out today to get our professional opinion from our firm.