Hallman Law Office

Wrongful Death

Devastation. Grief. Anger. These are all emotions that can accompany the untimely death of a loved one. But what if your beloved spouse or relative's death could have been prevented? What if it was caused by a negligent property owner, employer, or through the wrongful actions of another?

Gene Hallman has over 35 years of experience providing compassionate yet aggressive representation in cases of death caused by the negligence of another. He has represented survivors in over 100 cases in state and federal court including the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals.

A wrongful death action may be filed when an individual is fatally injured due to misconduct or negligence of another person, a company or the government. The action is filed to provide compensation to family members, including parents, spouses and children.

Some of the most common causes of wrongful death are:

  • Medical Negligence
  • Reckless, Careless or Negligent Driving
  • Drunk Driving
  • Unsafe Workplaces
  • Product Malfunction or Unsafe Design
  • Unsafe Premises

Although damages in a wrongful death case cannot bring your loved one back, a successful wrongful death claim can provide your family with some security and certainty as you face the future.


  • Federal and state laws limit the amount of time you have to file your wrongful death lawsuit. Don't delay. A full investigation of the facts and preservation of evidence are essential for filing a wrongful death claim. Time is of the essence.
  • Often insurance companies will try to settle quickly with the family, sometimes offering a modest sum of money in exchange for a quick release from liability. Don't accept or sign such an agreement until you have talked with Mr. Hallman. He can help you make the right decision.

At Hallman Law Office, we stand up for our clients, against global corporations as well as individual wrongdoers. We will will work tirelessly to obtain a fair result and to hold the wrongdoer accountable. Contact us to schedule an evaluation of your case.



Hallman Law Office
104 Southeast 5th St.
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: 541-276-3857