Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton
Personal Injury & Car Accident Attorney In Eugene
We fight for those who have been harmed, injured, or killed by the wrongful acts of others
Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton represents people injured or killed by car and truck accidents, industrial accidents, medical malpractice, defective drugs and medical devices, aircraft crashes, and other traumatic events. We also represent employees and whistleblowers who have been discriminated against or suffered retaliation and employees who have been injured on the job and have workers compensation and third party claims.
FAIRNESS. JUSTICE. RESPECT.
In the fight for justice, equality, and accountability, our law firm has represented clients across the western United States. Our attorneys have helped to improve international and national legal standards and safety practices for consumers, workers, and families. Art Johnson founded our law firm in Eugene, Oregon more than 60 years ago, and today we have attorneys admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington, California, and New York.
We approach every case with two objectives: to get fair compensation for our client and to fix the problem so someone else isn’t injured. That’s what justice is all about.
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
We represent people and families who have experienced personal injury or wrongful death. Some of our previous cases have involved brain damage, spinal cord injury, multiple internal injuries, fractures, concussions, and other serious physical injuries. People who suffer catastrophic injuries usually suffer disability, wage loss, and emotional injury. Our team can help you and your family work with insurance companies and medical providers at every step along the way.
Defective Medical Devices and Drugs
We hold pharmaceutical and medical device companies responsible for the injuries they cause by covering up their products’ side effects and defects. We have successfully represented hundreds of people harmed by dangerous medications, medical devices, and consumer products, such as diet pills, contraceptive devices, hip implants, and talcum powder, to name a few. Unlike the out-of-state law firms that advertise on television, we take the time to get to know each of our clients and work hard to obtain justice on their behalf.
Employment Discrimination & Whistleblowing
Our employment attorneys advance and defend the rights of workers and civil rights matters including constitutional claims, discrimination, Title IX, whistleblowing, sexual harassment, disability rights, and medical leave. We have represented employees and students in claims against employers, schools, and governments. We have represented victims of abuse at the hands of police, jails, and prisons; female athletes in securing equal treatment by their schools; female professors seeking equal pay; and transgender people seeking equal access to health care and jobs.
We also provide counsel to people who face the difficult choice of becoming a whistleblower. And we defend them if their rights are trampled because they did the right thing and blew the whistle on misconduct.
We have represented hundreds of workers injured on the job and helped them get the maximum possible recovery. We understand the complex laws that govern workers compensation and their interplay with health insurance, social security, discrimination, and injuries caused by the negligence of third parties.
Aqui se habla español
Tenemos empleados aquì que hablan español y podemos ayudar a personas hispanohablantes que sufrieron de un daño en el trabajo o en un accidente.
(We have employees who speak Spanish and we are able to help Spanish speaking people who have been injured at work or in an accident.)
If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury or wrongful death, experienced discrimination or harassment, or have suffered an injury on the job, contact us for a confidential evaluation of your situation. We take most cases on a contingency fee basis: no recovery, no fees.
Personal Injury Attorney Eugene, Oregon
Types of Personal Injury Law Eugene Oregon
There are many different types of injuries for which a person might need a lawyer. Knowing who is responsible for an accident and who should pay the bills depends on where, why, and how you are injured.
Car accidents are a common cause of injury in Oregon. There were 41,893 accidents with injuries in the year 2017 in the state alone. Car accidents caused an estimated 36,000 deaths in America in 2018.
Under Oregon law, each car insurance policy must have “no-fault” personal injury protection which pays your medical bills if you are in a car accident. Your PIP benefits cover medical bills and also wage loss. If you miss more than 14 days of work, PIP will pay 70% of your wage loss up to $3,000 per month. If you break your glasses or lose a hearing aid in the crash, your insurance may also pay for those items as property damage.
Even with all of the kinds of insurance Oregonians are required to carry, it is important to get a trained attorney to negotiate on your behalf so you get the money you deserve.
Slip and Fall Accidents
If you have taken a spill at a business or a private residence due to the negligence of the owner, they may be responsible for paying your medical bills. Property owners and business managers have a duty of care to provide a safe environment when someone visits their home or company. If you slipped on spilled food in a grocery store aisle or if you fell over something that was lying haphazardly on a friend’s driveway, their negligence may have caused your injury.
Automobile accidents are the most common cause of death or injury at work. However, workers are also injured due to objects falling on them and exposure to dangerous chemicals. About 35 people who were covered by workers’ compensation died on the job in the state last year.
If you were injured at work in the line of duty, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. You and your attorney can discuss the circumstances of your fall and the best way to get your medical bills paid.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you have certainly experienced both financial and emotional hardship. Oregon defines wrongful death as a death caused by a wrongful act or omission of another.” If your family member’s death was caused by another’s reckless or neglectful behavior, you may be able to bring a claim against them. A wrongful death claim is a civil suit that may cover funeral expenses, hospital bills, lost wages and income, and loss of society and companionship, and loss of services.
Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. In spite of this, certain members of the United States Congress continue to argue in favor of tort reform. Medical malpractice injury can be caused by anything from a surgical assistant who did not clean the equipment properly, an anesthesiologist who was not paying attention to dosage, or a surgeon who left a sponge inside of the patient. Doctors and hospitals retain exceptionally skilled lawyers for their defense. You need to fight fire with fire and hire someone experienced in medical malpractice and medical devices in Eugene to prosecute the claim on your behalf.
Things to Bring to Your Consultation
Be sure to bring any pictures of the accident and names of witnesses that you have to your consultation. A copy of the accident report is also very helpful. You may be asked to get documentation from your companies HR department stating how much time you have missed from work. You may be asked to bring a copy of any medical bills related to your accident and receipts from all the prescription and nonprescription meds you have taken.
Statutes of Limitations
If you need to file a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Oregon, you should know that there is a general two-year statute of limitations. The clock starts ticking as soon as the accident happens, so be sure to move swiftly if you decide to pursue a claim. If you are pursuing damages for wrongful death, you have a three-year statute of limitations. If you wish to bring a medical malpractice case, you have two years from the time you discover the injury to file a lawsuit, but no more than 5 years from the date of the original medical care.
Why You Should Hire Us
Our attorneys are dedicated to winning your case. We work on a contingency basis and it is always in our best interest to get you the money you deserve. Our award-winning attorneys have years of experience in dealing with insurance companies and they are not afraid to go to court if it is necessary. We have an excellent reputation in the community and with the Oregon State Bar, and our lawyers have been published in many respected legal publications.
Our attorneys' areas of expertise
“Most lawyers who defend against Art Johnson’s arguments would rather settle out of court than let him tell it to a jury.” – Northwest Magazine