The death of a loved one is always emotionally, and too often that grief is intensified by worry over funeral expense and other bills related to the loved one's death. And if the death was due to an accident or negligence, the loss may seem unfair. Law Offices of Jon Friedman provides a way to file a claim for wrongful death and guidelines for collecting compensation. A direct relative–spouse, child, parent or sibling–can file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims can be filed in some cases. The types of cases include: Auto accidents. Through no fault of their own, someone dies as the result of another person's negligence. This could be because they were driving under the influence or not paying attention when they were behind the wheel. Medical negligence. This covers a variety of claims. For example, a person goes into the hospital for routine surgery, and because a health professional made an error, they lose their life. Another common medical negligence claim involves giving the wrong medications which result in death. On-the-job accidents. Construction workers, factory workers and those who drive for a living are vulnerable to an on-the-job accident. Defective product. This covers everything from food poisoning to an automobile with a defective part. Often these cases involve large corporations and could be part of a class action suit. Loved ones can collect money for two types of losses. Economic losses include not only the funeral and burial expenses but the loss of support in the future. For example, when a father who was the sole breadwinner dies, it can devastate a family's finances. The money can cover hospital expenses, and future lost benefits and wages. Non-economic losses include loss of companionship, loss of consortium and mental anguish. Visit Law Offices of Jon Friedman in Portland to get professional assistance on wrongful death cases.