The nightmare of being injured in a car accident is often compounded when insurance companies become adversarial. When we lose our health, or when someone we love dies in a car accident, the strength to fight for our rights against powerful insurance corporations is tested. Call Johnson Johnson & Schaller. Let us help you.
Many of the cases we have handled are heartbreaking. One Oregon family of seven was hit head on by a drunk driver speeding the wrong way on Interstate 5. One child died, and the surviving siblings and parents were left severely disabled. The driver’s decision to drive drunk caused needless and painful tragedy, and forever impacted the lives of an entire family.
Another family, hit head on by a negligent driver, rendered their 3 year old a quadriplegic. Johnson Johnson & Schaller negotiated a $2.2 million dollar structured settlement on behalf of their young child.
A California newspaper editor and his wife and daughter were killed when a motor home illegally crossed the double yellow lines on a state highway, hitting their car head on. Johnson Johnson & Schaller recovered more than a million dollars on behalf of bereaved family members.
The causes of injury accidents are numerous. Distracted driving, texting or using cell phones while driving, is fast becoming a dangerous epidemic on roadways today. Driving under the influence (DUI) also leads to never ending tragedy, despite enhanced enforcement and liability of bars and taverns for serving visibly intoxicated patrons.
We have litigated many cases where our investigation determines that a defective auto product is to blame. Airbags, defective tires, defectively designed gas tanks, brake failures, inadequately designed seats, improperly manufactured safety restraints, and car seat heaters – all can cause serious personal injury or death.
Johnson Johnson & Schaller also prosecutes many claims against uninsured or underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) policies of the client. In one tragic story, an Oregon college student was killed while riding in a car driven by another college student who was uninsured. As a student, our clients’ son was still a member of his parents’ household, which meant the family had the right to seek wrongful death damages under their own automobile policy. The young man was poised to join the family business after graduation, and we successfully negotiated a UM settlement on behalf of the family that included substantial loss of future earnings to the estate. Read about this case in our Spring 2011 Newsletter.
If you are injured or a loved one is killed in a car accident, call Johnson Johnson & Schaller, PC, for a free consultation. We represent clients throughout Oregon and nationally. You have a right to justice.
At Johnson Johnson & Schaller PC, we help people throughout Oregon, including the cities of Eugene, Portland, Springfield, Corvallis, Medford, Salem, Bend, Lincoln City, The Dalles, Roseburg, Albany, Ashland, Florence, Coos Bay, Grants Pass, and Junction City; Benton County, Deschutes County, Jackson County, Josephine County, Lane County, Multnomah County, Washington County, Linn County, Clackamas County, Marion County and Hood River County; the states of California and Washington and throughout Central Oregon, Southern Oregon, the Oregon Coast and the Willamette Valley.