Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is always a great loss, but when someone’s negligence causes a fatal workplace tragedy, a car or truck crash, or a medical 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 the compassionate regard for 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 judged responsible in the wrongful death.

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

Obtaining Justice For Families

In a wrongful death case, a Personal Representative brings the lawsuit for the benefit of surviving family members.  Our 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 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 a 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 judge and jury if the people or corporations responsible for the wrongful death do not accept their full financial responsibility. That willingness to try wrongful death cases improves the likelihood that cases will be settled in a way the family may desire.

Most families want to make sure that no one else suffers what they are suffering. That desire is another reason The Corson & Johnson Law Firm aggressively holds accountable wrongdoing people and corporations.  Some wrongful death cases have also led to strengthened laws to protect Oregon citizens from unnecessary deaths.