Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is always a great loss, but when preventable negligence causes an unnecessary fatal workplace tragedy, a car or truck crash, or a hospital or nursing home system error, the loss can be truly devastating.

The Corson & Johnson Law Firm has extensive experience in representing families in wrongful death cases, not only in the technical and legal aspects of winning settlements and judgments but also in compassionately dealing with the family of the victim. There is no charge for talking with us and, if we recommend a wrongful death case, you pay us no attorney fee until the case is over and your family has received compensation from the parties responsible for the wrongful death.

It is important to contact our attorneys promptly after the death so that deadlines are not missed and evidence is not lost.

Obtaining Justice For Families

In an Oregon wrongful death case, a Personal Representative brings the lawsuit for the benefit of surviving family members.  Our lead trial attorneys, Don Corson and Lara Johnson, counsel and represent the family’s representative through the legal process to obtain justice and compensation for their loved one’s wrongful death, including financial compensation for:

  • medical bills
  • funeral expenses
  • lost wages
  • loss of society and companionship
  • loss of services

Establishing Responsibility

Lawsuits may be brought for either an intentional or unintentional act that causes an injury that results in death. Determining and proving who is responsible can sometimes be difficult. The main offender might be easily identified, but there are sometimes other, less obvious parties whose conduct played an important contributing role.

Our wrongful death attorneys are experienced in investigating the facts of a case and learning the identities of the responsible parties. This information is crucial when determining fault and obtaining adequate financial compensation for the family.

Standing Strong for Your Family

We are experienced in the courtroom and do not shy from taking a family’s legitimate case to a jury if those responsible for the wrongful death do not accept their full responsibility. Our  willingness to try wrongful death cases improves the likelihood that cases will be settled in a way the family wants.

Most families want to make sure that no one else suffers what they are suffering. That is another reason The Corson & Johnson Law Firm aggressively holds accountable those who wrongfully harm members of our community.  Some wrongful death cases have also led to strengthened laws to protect Oregonians from unnecessary deaths.

Wrongful Death Cases

Whitewater Drowning Death

Case Leads to Improved Safety Laws.

Improperly Installed Propane Gas System Kills Couple

Case settled during litigation for $1.7 million.

The attorneys at Corson & Johnson have helped countless individuals and families over the past three-plus decades.
Please click on the Read More Cases link highlighted below to see additional Wrongful Death case examples.
If you think you may have a case, please call, email, or text us; we would be happy to talk with you.

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