I’ve got your back, and we can get through this together. This was the best possible outcome. This insures that the injured person is only paying an attorney fee on the money he actually received and the insurance company pays a fee on the medical bills the attorney recovers for it. We are proud of the work we perform for our clients, and we believe it has great value, but you have a right to pay a fair fee for your attorney’s work. Choosing the right attorney at the beginning of your case can make things much easier down the road.Read More
Wrongful Deaths: What to Do and What to Expect
Dealing with death is always a troubling and painful process. Especially if the person didn’t die by natural causes. This includes any kind of death ranging from murder to wrongful death. For the last case, you’ll need help from a specialist accident lawyer to deal with all the procedures. Besides, it will be easier to find some kind of retribution from the disaster if you have the right attorney.
Reasons for compensation: The accident attorney should find as many reasons as possible to get the maximum quantity of money as compensation. Your lawyer could appeal to different types of items to achieve it. Some of them are:
- Cost of the after death procedures like funeral and burial
- The medical cost associated with the deceased or injured individual
- Loss of the victim’s income and inheritance
- If the victim left someone that depends on his/her tutoring or guidance
- Damages and prejudices suffered by both the victim and the victim's family before his/her death
- Loss of love partner or companionship. This is applicable if the victim lived with someone and they were either married or not
It is paramount to find the right lawyer for your case. He will be responsible to find out the truth behind the accident and deal with dishonest testimonies form either part. If possible he has to get the other part to fully accept responsibility for the accidental death. By doing this you are most likely to get great compensation, and you'll close this process faster.
The type of relatives that can file a wrongful death claim varies from State to State, for example
- In all the States: Immediate family members like parents, legal partner, and children (including adopted ones)
- In some States: Life partners, financial dependents and distant family members
If you find yourself in a situation where you lost a loved one, is essential to contact the best available lawyer. This way you’ll have all the help that you need to file a claim in the right way. It may seem like an easy job but is better if you leave it to professionals. Remember that there is a law firm for every kind of wrongful death scenario. Most of them offer free consultation and guidance for the very first steps.
Finally, remember not to let the time pass by, the sooner you address the situation the better. you’ll get the best deal possible and the most important thing is that you’ll be able to get out of the tragedy by the fast lane.
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Top Lawyers Pick
- Joseph Taraska
- Adam M. Wolfe
- Gregory D. Prysock
- Russell X. Pollock
- Timothy R. Morgan
- David Fine
- Jacob Oresky
- Matthew D. Davis
- Jon R. Perry
- Charles A. Bleiler
- Donald C. Randolph
- George Chadwell Creal, Jr.
Attorney Joseph Taraska is a senior trial lawyer at the law firm of Morgan & Morgan in Orlando, Florida. Mr. Taraska has several decades of legal experience and practices in the areas of civil rights, ,defective products,, defective pharmaceuticals, health law, hospital law, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, state medical licensure, tobacco litigation, ,wrongful death, and more. He represents clients throughout the Orlando, Lakeland and Tampa, Florida areas.After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Mr. Taraska earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He later trained at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and served as a medical and legal consultant for the U.S. Air Force. He has been admitted to practice law in the state of Florida since 1977 and is also certified by The Florida Bar as a civil trial lawyer.Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Taraska has served in an advisory role to various Florida health care organizations, helping them with credentialing, bylaws, risk management and other issues. He served on the bioethics committee as well as the foundation board for Florida Hospital, and has lectured and written extensively on the area of health care law.Respected by his peers in the legal profession, Mr. Taraska has been rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating, by the peer review service Martindale-Hubbell.Mr. Taraska is a member of The Florida Bar and the Florida chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. He also belongs to a number of national organizations including the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American Association for Justice and the Volie A. Williams American Inn of Court.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Adam M. Wolfe
Adam M. Wolfe is the founder of Tampa-based Wolfe Law, where he divides his practice among construction disputes, personal injury and wrongful death cases, and general commercial litigation. Certified as a specialist in construction law by The Florida Bar, he represents individuals and companies throughout the state. Admitted to practice in Florida, Georgia and Massachusetts, Mr. Wolfe is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida.Mr. Wolfes construction law practice encompasses the representation of builders, developers and contractors in disputes that are often handled through mediation, although he has appeared before judges and arbitrators as well. His cases in this area of the law have included construction defects and contract disputes, among other matters. In his personal injury practice, Mr. Wolfe provides advice and counsel to people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in incidents arising out of motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice and defective products, and he has been able to secure several sizable jury awards and negotiated settlements for his plaintiff clients. His commercial litigation experience has covered landlord-tenant disputes, employment law, intellectual property infringement and contract breaches.The successful results that Mr. Wolfe has been able to obtain both in and out of the courtroom have earned him an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been named to Florida Trend magazines annual list of Florida Legal Elite on several occasions. A 1993 recipient of a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, Mr. Wolfe pursued his legal studies at Cornell Law School, where he was the editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy before being awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1996.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Gregory D. Prysock
Managing Partner of the North Florida offices of the nationwide firm Morgan & Morgan, attorney Gregory D. Prysock began his legal career working for a statewide civil trial defense firm, specializing in medical malpractice, nursing home, catastrophic personal injury, tobacco litigation and wrongful death cases.An aggressive litigator, Mr. Prysock has represented hundreds of clients and their families and has obtained multiple awards in excess of $1 million. He was named a board certified civil trial attorney by The Florida Bar, a distinction given to less than 2 percent of all attorneys practicing within the state.Mr. Prysock is licensed to practice within the state of Florida as well as before the Middle and Southern U.S. District Courts of Florida, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He works out of the firms offices located in Jacksonville, Tallahassee and St. Petersburg, Florida.
Russell X. Pollock
Attorney Russell X. Pollock has tried numerous cases to a verdict in a variety of areas of law. As one of the founding partners of the Boston-based firm, Bergstresser & Pollock PC, Mr. Pollock practices civil litigation, representing individuals in medical malpractice, legal malpractice, general liability, products liability and motor vehicle liability actions.Following law school, Mr. Pollock began practicing in New York City until moving his practice to Boston in 1994. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire. He participates in a number of bar association committees and has spoken on and written on a number of litigation-related topics. He also participates on the civic level. He has chaired his local school committee and served on his towns advisory committee.Mr. Pollock is AV-rated, holds an AVVO ranking of 10 and is a member of the American Board of Trial Attorneys.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Timothy R. Morgan
Tim has been involved with cases that have collected over 100 million dollars during his career. The majority of his experience involves product liability cases against autmobile and child car seat manufacturers. The remaining portion of his case load focuses on semi-tractor trailer collisions and dangerous railroad crossings throughout the United States.
1600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 200,, Kansas City MO 64108
Mr. Fine has been a personal injury attorney at the Fine Law Firm since 2003. He has represented hundreds of clients who suffered devastating injury or death as a result of negligence. Throughout his personal injury practice Mr. Fine has appeared throughout state and federal courts. Mr. Fine has handled multiple cases involving semi truck accidents, medical malpractice, defective medical devices, wrongful death, product defects, and police misconduct. Prior to handling injury cases, Mr. Fine worked at the public defenders office trying multiple criminal cases. In addition to a full practice, Mr. Fine has assisted the New Mexico Trial Lawyers as a board member and has regularly provided instruction to the University of New Mexico Mock Trial team. He has repeatedly been listed as an American Association for Justice Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
Jacob Oresky is a personal injury lawyer and the founding member of Oresky & Associates, pllc, a law firm that represents people injured in accidents in New York City. He has represented over 1,000 clients who were hurt in construction accidents, scaffolding accidents, ladder accidents, workplace accidents, car accidents, pedestrian accidents, slips and falls, and other types of accidents. He also represents families in wrongful death cases. His firm has won over $300 million in verdicts and settlements for injured clients.Mr. Oresky believes in direct, honest communication with clients. He personally meets with clients to discuss strategy and spares no expense nor cuts any corners to build his clients cases. He negotiates to reach an out-of-court settlement whenever possible, but Mr. Oresky ensures he is fully prepared to present the best case possible if the case goes to court.Since going into private practice in 1992, Mr. Oresky and his firm have recovered some of the largest verdicts and settlements in New York State. Oresky & Associates, pllc, has earned recognition in the New York Law Journals list of Top Settlements for New York every year from 2010 to 2017.He is proud of his firms successful representation of accident victims including multimillion dollar verdicts for construction workers, such as an $18 million verdict for a carpenter hurt in a fall from a scaffold, a $7.5 million settlement for a workplace fall, and $5 million for a pedestrian accident, among many other multi-million dollar settlements.Admitted to practice in New York in 1987, Mr. Oresky worked at a multidisciplinary law firm in Westchester County after graduating Pace University School of Law. He assumed control of the firms civil practice within a year and then went to work for a larger law firm, narrowing his focus to personal injury law. He started his firms personal injury practice in 1992.In addition to his license to practice law in New York, Mr. Oresky is licensed to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Bronx County Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.
Matthew D. Davis
Matthew D. Davis is a member of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, a San Francisco-based law firm dedicated to representing injured plaintiffs in California personal injury and wrongful death cases and in cases filed in other jurisdictions as well. Upon graduating from University of California Hastings College of the Law, Matthew was recruited by the San Francisco city attorneys office, where he later prosecuted a number of groundbreaking consumer protection lawsuits, including one in which Bank of America was accused of mishandling government bond funds. That case settled for $187 million.Matthew has also been responsible for several high-profile verdicts and settlements during his career at Walkup. Most recently, together with John Echeverria, he successfully tried a class action lawsuit on behalf of more than 1,000 Hilton Hotel guests who contracted viral gastroenteritis, in which the jury awarded compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $25 million. Matthews experience also encompasses a wide range of other cases and issues, including motor vehicle negligence claims, public transportation accidents, property owner negligence, medical malpractice, product liability law, civil rights-related lawsuits and mass torts.
650 California Street, 26th Floor,, San Francisco CA 94108
Jon R. Perry
Jon R. Perry is an attorney with Rosen Louik & Perry, P.C. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he represents personal injury victims, primarily those with medical malpractice claims. He also handles product liability cases, industrial accident claims, and employment and commercial litigation.Mr. Perry has earned a reputation as a champion of victims rights and his battle with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare over a recipients obligation to repay benefits was named the 2008 case of the year in the State of Pennsylvania. In 2013, Mr. Perrys battle with an ERISA Plan culminated in a nationally monitored United States Supreme Court decision clarifying victims ERISA repayment obligations. In 2015, Mr. Perry obtained a $32,000,000, the largest ever in Allegheny County for the death of a child. Mr. Perrys trial skills and results have earned him national recognition in numerous editions of Marquis Whos Who in America, Whos Who in American Law, and Whos Who in the World. In 2005 through 2016 he was named a Pennsylvania Top Lawyer, an honor awarded to the top 5 per cent of the attorneys in Pennsylvania. In 2008 through 2016, he was named one of Pittsburghs Top 50 Top Lawyers and a Top 100 in Pennsylvania. Highlt regarded by his peers, for many years, Mr. Perry has been included in ,The Best Lawyers in America ,in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury. Mr. Perry was designated 2013 Pittsburgh Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year by the ,Best Lawyers in America. In 2015, he was designated Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year. In 2008, he was honored with The Duquesne University School of Laws Outstanding Achievement Award. In 2009, Mr. Perry was honored with Duquesne Universitys prestigious Mind, Heart & Spirit award. In 2012, Mr. Perry was honored with the Service to Society Award for career achievement and service from The Pennsylvania State University. Mr. Perrys intellect and ethics earned him Martindale Hubbells prestigious AV rating. Mr. Perry maintains an active litigation practice and has been recognized for numerous multi-million dollar verdicts.After graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. from Pennsylvania State University in 1987, Mr. Perry earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law in 1991. While in law school, he served as an editor for the Duquesne Law Review and was awarded the Tom and Rose Brennan McManus Scholarship. Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Mr. Perry is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 6th, 7th and Federal Circuits.In addition to his practice, Mr. Perry teaches litigation as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also frequently lectures and develops course materials on medical malpractice and personal injury law. A member of several professional organizations, Mr. Perry belongs to the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the Allegheny County Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is also the co-founder of the Pennies From Heaven Keeping Families Together Fund, which provides assistance to parents in financial need so that they can stay with their sick children during long hospital stays.The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc. Aiken, SC,AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
Charles A. Bleiler
From his law office in San Diego, California, The Bleiler Law Firm, APC, attorney Charles A. Bleiler advocates on behalf of employees who experienced a violation of their rights as workers on the job, as well as those who suffered an injury or loss caused by someone elses negligence or wrongdoing.Serving clients across San Diego County and the surrounding areas of Southern California, Mr. Bleiler has achieved notable success throughout his more than 40-year legal career. A veteran of numerous jury trials, he has helped recover substantial settlements and awards for all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including a $12.75 million recovery for the victim of a premises liability accident.In addition, Mr. Bleiler has successfully fought on behalf of those dealing with serious work-related grievances such as discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination and other related matters, and he obtained one of the first seven-figure recoveries in San Diego for a sexual harassment case.A graduate of Tufts University, Mr. Bleiler joined the United States Navy and enrolled in the Aviation Officer Candidate School, where he served as a judge in a mock court martial. He credits this experience with influencing his decision to practice law professionally. Achieving the rank of lieutenant commander during his time in the service, Mr. Bleiler completed his tour of duty and enrolled at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1973.That same year, The State Bar of California admitted him to practice, and he established his law firm in 1975. He is also admitted to practice for the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of California, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.Often the trailblazer, one of Mr. Bleilers published cases concerning a wrongful death, was largely responsible for changing the law in California, improving the rights of mentally ill patients.Recognized for his professionalism and public service, he has earned many awards and honors, including a selection by the San Diego Business Journal as the regions Best of the Bar in 2017.
Donald C. Randolph
As the senior partner at his firm in Santa Monica, California, Donald C. Randolph dedicates his practice to personal injury litigation and also has extensive experience handling criminal defense matters. Serving clients throughout southern California, including San Bernardino, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, he has obtained over $23 million in personal injury verdicts and settlements since 2010 alone.After receiving his Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy in 1969, Mr. Randolph earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. After law school, he worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and then as a deputy public defender for the Los Angeles County Public Defenders Office before going into private practice. Since 1983, Mr. Randolph has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. He is admitted to appear before all state and federal district courts in California as well as the Supreme Court of the United States and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 3rd, 9th and 10th Circuits.As a measure of the esteem in which Mr. Randolph is held by his peers, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded him its prestigious AV-Preeminent rating and listed him in its Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is a member of Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Consistently engaged in his community, Mr. Randolph is a long-time member of the board of the American Youth Soccer Organization and, along with his wife, is the founder of a program for young soccer enthusiasts with special needs.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
1717 Fourth Street, Third Floor, Santa Monica CA 90401
George Chadwell Creal, Jr.
A DUI and personal injury attorney at George C. Creal Jr. P.C. George Chadwell Creal, Jr. represents clients in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas. With over 18 years of experience in the courtroom, Mr. Creal has an Avvo Superbrating and has had more than 100 not guilty verdicts throughout his career. For his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.In 1990, Mr. Creal graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia Franklin College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in political science. He then attended the University of Georgia School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1993. While in law school, he was the summer editor, special projects and research editor, and on the editorial board for the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.Mr. Creal is admitted to practice in the state of Georgia and before the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Georgia Court of Appeals. He is also a member of the Newnan-Coweta Bar Association, the Clayton County Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Association.To give back to his community through service, Mr. Creal has served on the Clayton County Law Library Authoritys Board of Directors and was on the historic preservation committee for the Druid Hills Civic Association. He also participated in community service and charitable activities with the Kiwanis Club of Southlake for several decades. AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.