Compassionate Legal Help In Wrongful Death Cases

Last updated on December 4, 2020

The death of a loved one due to wrongful or negligent conduct can be devastating. The legal process to pursue compensation for that loss can be extremely stressful. The right personal injury or wrongful death attorney can reduce this stress, allowing survivors to focus on family and getting life back on track. It is critical to recovering the compensation that you truly deserve. There are many factors to be considered in a wrongful death case: such as the financial support the deceased had provided; the cost of medical treatment before death; the loss of society, companionship, and support; and much more.

No two wrongful death cases are alike. The best way to get an exact understanding of your own situation, as well as to learn about how you can move forward, is to contact an experienced attorney in Eugene as soon as possible. Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton will be happy to provide you with an initial consultation where we can discuss the process, the steps to take, and how we can help you move forward.

Read more below about wrongful death cases, and call us now at 541-484-2434 to schedule your initial consultation and begin fighting for the compensation that you deserve today.

What Is A Wrongful Death?

When someone is killed either due to a negligent act or omission by another party, the responsible party may be held accountable for financial payment to the victim’s family. Ultimately the surviving family members will need to show that the death was caused by negligent wrongdoing. If it appears likely that negligence occurred and that it was the cause of death, the family will be able to move forward with a civil wrongful death case.

Examples Of Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death case requires that a party who owed a duty of care to the deceased, that the party failed the duty of care, and that failure caused an injury. There are many kinds of wrongful death cases; each is unique to the specific set of circumstances surrounding it. The following are some common examples of wrongful death cases that have been heard in the Oregon courts:

Motor vehicle crashes

Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the United States. When one party is responsible for the collision as a result of negligent or reckless behavior—such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, racing, operating an unsafe vehicle, or failing to pay attention to the roadway—that party is responsible for the damage he or she causes.

In a death caused by these types of behaviors, survivors will be able to make a claim against the wrongdoer’s insurance company. Working with an attorney is the best way to get the legal support and guidance to achieve a settlement that fairly compensates the victim’s family for their tragic harms and losses.

Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice cases arise in many circumstances. The common thread is a failure by a medical professional or hospital to uphold the duty of care, and this failure resulted in the death of a patient. This could be as simple as a prescription error with mixed medications, or as complicated as a failure to diagnose and treat cancer.

Medical negligence cases are complex. They require review by medical professionals, careful examination of medical records and research in the literature. We are familiar with all the steps required to get victims the money the deserve. We will be happy to guide you through the process to get damages that you are entitled to with as little stress as possible.

Defective products

When a company sells a product to the public, it must disclose foreseeable risks associated with utilizing the product, as well as information on the best practices to avoid injury. In addition to warning the consumer of the risks and operating procedures, they must also adhere to rigorous quality control and design standards to ensure safety during normal use of the product.

For example, when someone buys a chainsaw, the consumer is entitled to rely on the manufacturer to use all safety features and to manufacture the saw free of defects. The consumer is entitled to be warned of the risks involved in using the product in a foreseeable manner. If safety features are omitted or the product or warnings are defective and, as a result, a consumer is killed, the survivors would have a products liability case against the manufacturer or seller of the machine.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation About Wrongful Death

If you have lost a loved one and you fear it was as a result of someone else’s negligence, do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation with an experienced member of our legal team at Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton. During the consultation we will do our best to help you understand the process and how we have helped so many others in similar situations. You will learn the steps and challenges and be able to make an informed decision on how we can help you move forward. Call 541-484-2434 or contact us online.