Wrongful Death

The sudden death of a family member is one of the most devastating events anyone can encounter. After any fatal accident, feelings of intense grief can make it extremely difficult for those left behind to make key decisions and protect their own interests. In Central Oregon or statewide, we can provide the legal perspective, services and information you need.

We recognize that financial concerns are not your first priority in this traumatic time, but they may be pivotal as you strive to move forward in life. If the death in your family was caused by someone else's negligent or malicious actions — from drunk or reckless driving to a catastrophic failure to maintain safe property conditions — we will provide the utmost in caring, determined legal representation.

Pursuing Your Wrongful Death Claim With Passion, Care and Professionalism

After a fatal auto accident , motorcycle or bike accident, commercial truck accident or other life-ending event, you deserve answers and a measure of justice. You may also be entitled to money to help you overcome the very real and far-reaching impacts of your loss. Under Oregon's wrongful death law, you may be entitled to compensation for damages such as:

  • Medical and funeral expenses
  • Loss of income and financial support based on a projection over the decedent's expected lifetime
  • Loss of the deceased person's companionship

As in any serious personal injury case, your attorney's prowess in proving fault for a deadly accident may be a central factor in your ability to recover. Our work in criminal as well as civil cases can be an important asset, especially if severe negligence is involved and punitive damages — those that your deceased loved one could have sought if he or she had lived — may be recoverable.

Caring, Results-Focused Representation in Central Oregon, Including Redmond: Fatal Accident Lawyers You and Your Family Can Trust

We are partners in a longstanding, widely respected law firm known for providing personal, genuinely caring service and outstanding results. To speak with an experienced Bend wrongful death lawyer who will genuinely prioritize the needs of your family, please contact us, attorneys Mario F. Riquelme and L. Todd Wilson. We will charge no attorney fees unless we help you obtain financial compensation.