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Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Idaho and Eastern Oregon

 

Bringing Wrongful Death Lawsuits

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal accident, nothing can make up for your loss.

However, financial compensation may help you feel that some justice has been done.

Skaug Law has been providing trusted legal service to families of wrongful death victims since 1992. We will listen carefully to your concerns, provide you with honest counsel and support and take the steps necessary to give you peace and justice.

By bringing a wrongful death lawsuit, you raise awareness and hold negligent parties accountable, making it safe for the next person and saving the next family the trauma of losing their loved one.

 

Skaug Law has handled accidental death and wrongful death claims resulting from:

  • Negligent property maintenance
  • Defective products
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Workplace accidents

 

You may be entitled to restitution for lost wages, medical costs and loss of companionship.

Often we counsel clients to use some of the money to start a scholarship in the name of your lost family member, fund a memorial or do something meaningful with the money to honor your loved one.

This can be a great source of healing and comfort.

We are committed to seeking justice for your loved one.

 

What is it worth to never hold your child in your arms again?

A personal injury or wrongful death case must take into account the total amount of damages and loss of earnings — both for economic and non-economic losses.

Figuring out an amount of monetary damages for medical bills and financial losses over the short term is important, of course, but your injury or loss will have a lasting economic impact.

We have experience fighting for the all of the damages you have suffered, not just those easily tabulated.

This means placing a dollar value on non-economic losses such as:

  • Loss of emotional support
  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Loss of a parent
  • Loss of employment
  • Loss of memory or mental capacity
  • Loss of physical capacity
  • Over-the-counter medications and medical expenses

How We Determine the Value of Your Non-Economic Loss

Evaluating a dollar loss for non-economic losses requires experience and knowledge of settlements and verdicts for similar cases in your region.

We look at case law in your specific court jurisdiction and with insurance actuaries and compensation specialists to determine the expected financial losses over a lifetime.

We help your family recover full and fair money damages, whether through a settlement agreement or jury verdict.

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means we are paid only when we win a settlement or verdict for you.

Contact us today to discuss your legal options for recovery with a friendly, trusted and experienced attorney.

The consultation is free.

Testimonials

I thank God for you Bruce. I am grateful that you looked over my case, took it and won, when other lawyers wouldn't even return my phone calls. Everyone at the office treated me like I was family. Thank you for everything.  (Used with permission)

Thomas Lucero