Car Accidents

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 Lucas & Middleton. Let our car accident attorneys help you.

For more than half a century, the attorneys of Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton of Eugene, Oregon have represented people injured, and the families of people killed, in car accidents – in Oregon and across the nation.

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.

Other results obtained by Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton include:

  • $2.2 million settlement on behalf of the family of a young girl hit by a negligent driver
  • More than $1 million for a family who was hit head-on by a motor home that killed three family members
  • Many other cases were settled for undisclosed amounts

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 Lucas & Middleton 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.

If you are injured or a loved one is killed in a car accident, call Johnson Johnson Lucas & Middleton for a free consultation. We represent clients throughout Oregon and nationally. You have a right to justice.

 

Attorneys (left to right) Marilyn Heiken, Scott Lucas and Derek Johnson.