The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult losses we each face in life. The trauma is even more tragic when the death was unnecessarily caused by someone else’s wrongdoing. Oregon law provides for the recovery of damages by the surviving family where a loved one was killed because of another person’s fault. Federal admiralty law also provides the family with damage recovery for deaths on navigable waters such as the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and the Pacific Ocean. Wrongful death claims may be made for practically every type of accident.