Before you hire an attorney to handle your wrongful death claim, make sure they are qualified. 95% of Oregon wrongful death attorneys rarely, if ever, go to trial. Most are not very good at it and have had little success at trial. If you hire a lawyer who does not try cases, you are stuck taking whatever the insurance company offers. Anyone can say that they are aggressive and will fight for your rights. Make them prove it. Before you hire an attorney, ask them how many cases they have tried to a jury and what there results have been. If they are not actively trying cases and have not had a number of large verdicts, do you want to trust them with your case?
Once I take your case, you can stop worrying about dealing with the insurance companies and focus on putting your lives back together and preparing for the future. I take care of all of the paperwork, phone calls, and negotiations, so your family can work on preparing for the future.
I handle Oregon wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis.
Who can make an Oregon wrongful death Claim? The deceased's spouse, children, parents, partner, family members, and other persons who would be entitled's property. See my frequently asked questions Q & A page to learn more in about filing an Oregon wrongful death claim, time limits for filing a claim, and what damages survivors can recover.
PROVEN RESULTS. I do not know of any other Oregon trial attorney who is consistently getting better jury verdicts on motor vehicle cases. I can make insurance companies pay when they do not want to by taking your case to a jury.
A judge recently showed me the list of top Multnomah County auto accident verdicts. According to this list, two of the top ten verdicts are car accident cases that I tried to a jury. I have two of the top 4 Multnomah County auto accident jury verdicts since 2014. Some of these trials and verdicts were reported on by the Portland media: Bicyclist hit by test driver and Cyclist vs. New Seasons. These verdicts were not 10 years ago, they were as recent as 2011. I am actively trying personal injury cases and as long as insurance companies continue to try and cheat my clients, I intend to keep trying cases.
I am an experienced, aggressive trial lawyer who has tried over 130 cases and I have twenty years of courtroom experience. I am not afraid to take your case to trial if that is what it take to maximize your wrongful death insurance recovery. I offer one-on-one service, and I wil not hand your case off to an inexperienced lawyer or a paralegal.