Wrongful Death Cases
Gary R. Johnson is dedicated to getting you and your family full and fair compensation for the losses and damages you sustain when a family member is killed due to the fault of someone else. Some of the damages suffered in wrongful death cases include:
- Loss of wealth that the family member would have accrued over his or her lifetime.
- Loss of the emotional love and support of the family member who passed away.
- Expenses incurred because of the death, including burial and memorial expenses, and medical expenses.
Wrongful death cases are especially difficult because you must deal with both the loss of the loved one as well as the legal issues that arise when a family member has died.
When a loved one has died, you should retain an attorney immediately so he can investigate the wrongful death claim, and find and preserve the evidence needed to prove that the other party was liable. Gary R. Johnson has the experience to make sure you recover all the money and damages which your family has lost due to the death of a loved one. He will explain the court procedures required to appoint a family member to act for the deceased family member.
Although most wrongful death claims settle without going to trial, Gary R. Johnson prepares each case as if it will go to trial in case the insurance company does not make a full and fair settlement offer.
Preparing each case requires investigating the accident, and locating and preserving the evidence needed to prove the negligence of the at-fault party. It also requires proving the amount of damages the victim’s spouse, children, parents, stepchildren and stepparents sustained due to his or her death. This process often includes hiring qualified experts to evaluate and quantify those money damages. The family members may be entitled to be reimbursed for their losses both financial or pecuniary, and emotional, due to the death of a loved one.
For more information read Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Oregon.