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Last updated on April 12, 2022

The death of a family member is a devastating event, especially if the tragedy was completely avoidable — caused by the negligence of a driver in a motor vehicle accident. For survivors, emotions can range from grief over the loss, to anger at the at-fault driver, to financial worries about the future. Then there is an equally understandable wish for justice on the behalf of the family member who died, especially if the victim was killed by a hit-and-run driver or a drunk driver.

In Oregon, the lawyers who aggressively advocate for you, explain your rights and answer your questions while remaining sensitive to that range of emotions are at the Law Office of Robert A. Miller, who have the experience and expertise to skillfully represent surviving family members in claims against at-fault drivers and their insurance companies for more than 35 years.

Pursuing A Wrongful Death Claim

Legal action after a fatal auto accident is known as a wrongful death claim. In Oregon, the deceased person’s spouse, parent, children and stepchildren can file a claim against the person who was negligent in causing the fatal accident.

Damages in a wrongful death claim comprise economic (unlimited medical expenses, funeral expenses and lost financial support) and damages (a $500,000 limit on emotional losses inflicted upon family members). If the at-fault driver does not have enough insurance to fully compensate you, we can represent your interests by filing a claim against your family member’s uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.

If your loved one’s fatal car crash injuries, sustained as driver or passenger, result from negligence, carelessness, distracted driving or recklessness, you could be eligible for compensation for funeral costs, medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages that you have sustained from the loss of your loved one. While this financial support cannot bring your loved one back, it could help you face a more stable future. Benefits are also available from Oregon no-fault insurance for fatal car accidents.

Since the 1970s, our lawyers have successfully negotiated and litigated on behalf of families confronted with wrongful death tragedies resulting from fatal car crashes. Your initial consultation is free, and our lawyer will assist you in filing your no-fault claim without charge. We can help you too — and the contingency fee basis for our work means that you owe no attorney fee unless he wins your case.

The Support You Need As You Seek Justice

Contact the Law Office of Robert A. Miller today toll-free at 866-272-0803. Your initial consultation is free of charge. Our lawyers serve accident victims throughout the state. We respond promptly to overnight and email messages, and we can accommodate your need for an evening or weekend appointment.