Fatal Accident Causes
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person, it’s important to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. At Johnson and Taylor, we assist you through this difficult time and help you understand your legal rights. While no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one, financial stability can help provide a sense of security in a troubling time.
Common Causes Of Fatal Injuries
Accidental deaths are the fourth-leading cause of deaths in the United States, after respiratory disease, cancer and heart disease. Some of the most common causes include automobile and boating accidents, accidental poisonings and fires. Some accidents may be the result of medical malpractice, while others may involve accidents that occur on the job. When someone you love dies as a result of an accident due to the fault of others, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit. We help you evaluate your options and get you the compensation you deserve.
Importance of Acting Quickly In Personal Injury Cases
Whether you suspect your loved one died at the hands of another or you have no doubt an accidental death occurred, it’s important to act quickly to obtain the proper evidence. We have years of experience dealing with personal injury cases and defending the rights of loved ones left behind by someone’s accidental death.
Complexities Of Accidental Death Cases
In most personal injury cases, the injured person files a claim against the negligent party. In a wrongful death case, it’s up to the surviving members of the family to file a lawsuit. Typically, this is done by a surviving spouse or children of the deceased, but parents may also file in the event of a child’s death. We help you decide if you have any legal rights to a claim and can assist you with all aspects of filing.
If you live in or near Portland or Salem, Oregon, and had a loved one who suffered an accidental death, contact us immediately to see what we can do to help. We offer free consultations and can get you started on your claim today.