trial and civil litigation

Wrongful Death & Fatalities

Removing Stress From Your Life

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult and emotionally trying experiences a family can face. Not only are you dealing with a tragic loss, but you must also worry about how your family can move on financially. When your loved one suffered injuries and passed away as a result of the negligence of another person, you should contact a Portland wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. The Johnston Law Firm is a well known Portland law firm handling Oregon wrongful death claims.

When a loved one dies, the focus should be on grieving, not on financial concerns. The Portland wrongful death attorney at the Johnston Law Firm assist family members of the deceased in their time of need. We are experienced and successful. We represent families of the deceased and are available for a free consultation to discuss your case, by calling 503-546-3167.

We are compassionate toward your loss, and aggressive in your representation. We handle a wide range of wrongful death cases related to car, truck, bike, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents, as well as medical negligence and misdiagnosis, pharmaceutical errors and product liability cases.


The Johnston Law Firm understands the stress and worry you are feeling. Coupled with the grief of having a loved one killed in a car accident, you are concerned about your financial future. You don’t want to think about finances while you are grieving, but the reality is that you have to, especially if you’ve lost a significant wage earner in your family. We will take as much of the concern and worry off your shoulders as possible while you are grieving. We will fight and negotiate on your behalf, so you don’t have to worry about that aspect of your case.

Wrongful Death and Fatalities

It is an odd and painful concept to place a dollar value on a human life, but that’s essentially what is required in a wrongful death case. Our firm will complete a detailed investigation of your case, in an effort to determine the value of the claim. We will investigate the scene of the death when possible, and consider all factors related to fault. We typically hire top experts to assist with your case, including accident reconstructionists and economists, who will be available to testify if your case proceeds to trial. When your case is fully prepared, we will make a demand on the wrongdoer’s insurance company on behalf of you or your family. If the insurance company will not fairly compensate you for your loss, we will take your case to trial. We routinely seek compensation on behalf of family members of the deceased for:

  • Loss of expected future earnings of the deceased
  • Pain and suffering for the survivors
  • Benefits lost due to the victims death
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of parenting benefits from parent to child
  • Reimbursement for medical, burial and funeral expenses
  • Any other costs applicable to your case.

Our goal is to settle your case quickly, efficiently, and for the full and fair compensation you are owed.

The reality is that most insurance companies will challenge or deny your claim in an attempt to protect their own assets. We have experience negotiating with insurance companies, and we will diligently investigate and prepare your case to ensure you receive a fair settlement. Contact our office to take advantage of a free case evaluation by an experienced lawyer.

Contact an Oregon Fatal Accident Attorney

If you have questions regarding wrongful death, contact the Johnston Law Firm by calling 503-546-3167 or via the e-mail form on this website. We offer a free initial consultation and flexible hours by appointment.

The Johnston Law Firm, LLC proudly represents clients in all cities and counties in Oregon: Portland, Gresham, Milwaukie, Lake Oswego, Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas.