Now imagine that the hatch didn’t just open on its own, but that it was caused by a collision. Without adequate documentation of the injuries, property damage, witnesses, and parties involved, you may not be able to make a full recovery, or even pursue your claim at all. Unfortunately, if you’ve already been injured before you had health insurance, it may be difficult to get full coverage. Do you know when you have to provide information and when you don’t?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
- Jodi Leisure
- Alan F. Wagner
- Grant Gillenwater
- David A. Kleinberg
- Jason R. Margulies
- Marius J. Ged
- Eric M. Terry
- James P. Martello
- Andrew R. Rehmeyer
- John S. Hinman
- Cory R. Weck
- Elizabeth Kurtz
As managing partner of Florida law firm Carey & Leisure, Jodi Leisure is committed to defending the rights of individuals injured by others. She handles a variety of personal injury matters, including premises liability, nursing home abuse and neglect, and wrongful death. Ms. Leisure is certified as a civil trial lawyer by The Florida Bars Board of Legal Specialization and Education, and as a civil trial advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. She accepts clients in Clearwater, Florida, and throughout Pasco, Pinellas and Hernando counties.After graduating magna cum laude in 1989 from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, Ms. Leisure earned her Master of Business Administration from Stetson University and her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law in 1999, again graduating magna cum laude. For her excellence in academics, she received the West Group Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award and the Victor O. Wehle Award. While in law school, Ms. Leisure served as an associate member of the Stetson Law Review and gained experience in the 6th Judicial Circuit of Florida court as the supervising judicial intern. She is admitted to practice law in Florida.Ms. Leisures impressive track record of settlements in the $1 million range has earned her the respect of her peers as well as a membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. She is an active member of various bars and associations, including the American Association for Justice, The Florida Bar, the Florida Justice Association and the Stetson Lawyers Association Advisory Council.
Alan F. Wagner
As a senior partner and the president of Wagner McLaughlin, P.A. Alan F. Wagner uses his more than 30 years of experience as an attorney to fight for the rights of plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death matters. He serves clients throughout Florida in matters relating to medical malpractice, products liability, bad faith litigation, professional negligence, commercial disputes, legal malpractice and toxic torts. , Mr. Wagner has a passion for obtaining compensation for those who have been hurt by the wrongful or negligent conduct of others. He is noted for his trial advocacy skills and his ability to examine expert witnesses, which is critical to success in personal injury litigation. The National Board of Trial Advocacy and The Florida Bar have both certified him as a civil trial lawyer. , The American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier professional trial organization in America, inducted Mr. Wagner as a fellow in 2005. He also received the rating of AV from his peers through the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Additionally, the Florida Supreme Court appointed him to the Florida Standard Jury Instructions Committee on civil matters, and he served on this committee from 2006-2012. In 1983, Mr. Wagner graduated with high honors and received his law degree from the Florida State University College of Law. He previously taught as an adjunct professor of appellate advocacy and legal writing at the Stetson University College of Law. During his free time, Mr. Wagner serves on the board of the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association and the Florida Justice Association. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and The American Law Institute. He also enjoys piloting and has licenses to fly single- and multiengine planes. 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.
Grant Gillenwater focuses his practice on personal injury and wrongful death litigation as an attorney at Morgan & Morgan PA. Working out of the national firms Melbourne, Florida, office, he represents clients throughout the state. Mr. Gillenwater is admitted to practice in Florida and before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.The primary portion of Mr. Gillenwaters practice involves his assisting people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of property owners and managers. These cases are governed by the theory of premises liability, and they include slips and falls, inadequate security and animal bites. In most cases, the owners were aware or should have been aware of the dangerous condition on their property that led to the incident, but they failed to correct the situation or notify their licensees and invitees. Mr. Gillenwaters defendants have included hotels, retail establishments, parks, apartment complexes and amusement parks, and they have also included swimming pool owners and managers of parking lots. During his career, he has been successful in obtaining sizable jury awards on behalf of his clients, while in other instances he has been able to negotiate favorable settlements outside of the courtroom.Mr. Gillenwater obtained his undergraduate education at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, where he majored in political science and received a Bachelor of Arts in 2009. Remaining in the state, he then went on to attend Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, and he was a teaching assistant in trial advocacy before being awarded his Juris Doctor and being inducted into The Order of Barristers in 2012. His professional memberships include the Florida Justice Association, and he sits on the board of directors of a local nonprofit organization that assists low-income individuals and families.
David A. Kleinberg
David A. Kleinberg, an attorney at Neufeld, Kleinberg, and Pinkiert, P.A. focuses his practice exclusively on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. From the firms principal office in Aventura, Florida, he provides advice and counsel to clients throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties and other parts of the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other people or entities. Admitted to practice in Florida, Mr. Kleinberg is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.Mr. Kleinbergs cases have largely arisen out of truck and other motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice, and defective products. Representative results he has obtained include a $51 million jury award for the family of a 5-year-old boy who suffered a severe head injury in a car crash and a verdict in excess of $37 million in a wrongful death case that was based on a defective Yamaha WaveRunner. These and other successes have earned Mr. Kleinberg the recognition of his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.After obtaining an associate of arts degree from the University of Florida, Mr. Kleinberg completed his undergraduate education at Florida International University, where he majored in information technology and received a bachelors degree in 1985. He then went on to attend the University of Miami School of Law and was awarded his law degree in 1988. Mr. Kleinbergs professional affiliations include the American Association for Justice and the Florida Justice Association.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 Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jason R. Margulies
Jason R. Margulies is an experienced maritime lawyer and an active trial attorney. He was admitted to the Florida bar in 1995 and is board certified in admiralty and maritime law. Mr. Margulies focuses his practice on personal injury, cruise line sexual assault and wrongful death claims as well as product liability and commercial litigation claims. He is also a founding member of the Florida Admiralty Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the American Association for Justice.Mr. Margulies has an AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 rating, awarded the 10 Best award for Client Satisfaction from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and has a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating. Due to his extensive experience and recognition, Mr. Margulies is interviewed regularly by major media outlets covering cruise ship accidents and advising on maritime law issues.
One Biscayne Tower, Suite 1776, Two South Biscayne Boulevard,, Miami FL 33131
Marius J. Ged
A practitioner at Ged Lawyers, LLP, Marius J. Ged provides dedicated representation to clients in Boca Raton, Florida, and throughout Palm Beach County. Focusing his practice of law in the areas of real estate, estate planning and business law, he accepts a broad range of cases, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions, and estate administration and litigation, among others. Mr. Ged also litigates matters relating to disaster recovery for insureds as well as wrongfully denied personal injury protection benefits for medical providers.After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, Mr. Ged earned his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law. During law school, he interned with the 15th Judicial Circuit of Florida. Mr. Ged, who gained admittance to practice law in Florida in 2005, also argues cases before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.Mr. Ged is active in the legal community. He is a member of The Florida Bars Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and serves as a member of the Young Lawyers Division for The Florida Bar as well. Mr. Ged also holds membership in the Craig S. Barnard American Inn of Court LIV, which is part of the American Inns of Court. As an EAGLE member of the Florida Justice Association, Mr. Ged supports the belief that all Floridians deserve access to a fair civil justice system.A caring and compassionate participant in the community at large, Mr. Ged is a trustee member of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce where he is involved with the Boca chambers PULSE Business Professionals Under 40 program. Following the September 11 attacks, Mr. Ged served as a volunteer with the American Red Cross in New York City.
Eric M. Terry
As a plaintiffs personal injury lawyer, Eric Terry primarily concentrates his practice on advocating for clients who have been harmed by others, through no fault of their own. This can include but is not limited to, negligence on the part of pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, a car accident, or exposure to a deadly chemical at a workplace.He has represented clients in cases involving a multitude of prescription drugs and medical devices, including robotic surgical systems, Pradaxa, Januvia, vaginal mesh and Yaz. Eric continues to lead in recovering millions of dollars for injured victims from the pharmaceutical companies.Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked for more than 10 years as a parole officer. During his decade of work as a parole officer, Eric enjoyed helping offenders live positive lives and felt personal satisfaction when his hard work resulted in former convicted criminals transform themselves into contributing members of society. While working as a probation officer, he saw many people turn to a life of crime after becoming involved with drugs, even prescription drugs. It was in his role as a probation officer that Eric educated himself about the massive pharmaceutical industry and the injustice that occurs when these conglomerates prioritize profit over consumer safety. Eric decided to return to law school to become a consumer advocate in the courtroom.
James P. Martello
James P. Martello is an attorney at Ziccarelli & Martello in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Martello has several decades of experience in the areas of medical malpractice, personal injury, Social Security and workers compensation. He represents clients throughout the Cleveland and Mentor areas in cases involving construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, short- and long-term disability and more. He also has experience with PERS and SERS claims.Mr. Martello has been licensed to practice law since 1974. He is licensed before all state and federal courts in Ohio as well as federal and appeals courts at the national level.In addition to appearing in numerous complex cases in Ohio state courts, Mr. Martello has participated in hearings before groups, including the Ohio Industrial Commission, the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation and the U.S. Social Security Administration over the course of his career. He has also litigated matters before administrative law judges in states, including Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.Outside of running his law practice, Mr. Martello is a member of several professional legal organizations and actively involved in his legal community. He belongs to the Akron Bar Association, the Lake County Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Ohio Association for Justice. He is also a member of national organizations, including the American Association for Justice and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives.Mr. Martello earned a bachelors degree from the University of Dayton. He went on to attain his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
55 Public Square, Suite 1717,, Cleveland OH 44113
Andrew R. Rehmeyer
Highly respected attorney and Pennsylvania native Andrew R. Rehmeyer is a co-founder of the State College law firm of Rehmeyer & Allatt. Mr. Rehmeyer and his partner in the firm, Julian Allatt, established their law office in 2013 in order to focus their efforts on protecting the rights of the people of Central Pennsylvania. Today, the residents of the area know to turn to Mr. Rehmeyer for legal assistance related to the following:,• Personal injuries, including car and motorcycle accidents and slip-and-fall accidents,• Product Liability,• Residential and commercial property damage,• Insurance bad faith,• Landlord-tenant disputes,Mr. Rehmeyer earned a Bachelor of Science in business from The Pennsylvania State University before going on to earn his law degree from Villanova University School of Law. In 2007, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania approved him to practice in all of its courtrooms. He began his career at a respected firm in Philadelphia, where he gained valuable experience litigating cases involving insurance matters. The experience he gained in that role prepared him for his role of head of the personal injury practice at his State College law firm.Over the past nearly 10 years, attorney Rehmeyer has built a reputation as an outstanding attorney. As evidence of the respect of both his clients and his peers, he holds an Excellent rating from Avvo, and Rue Ratings has included him on its list of the Best Attorneys of America.In addition to all of the work Mr. Rehmeyer does for his clients, he is also an active member of the legal community. He has lectured at The Pennsylvania State University and presented a number of seminars to his peers. He is also a member of a number of legal associations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
John S. Hinman
As a lead trial attorney at Hinman Law Group, John S. Hinman is an advocate for people who have suffered serious injuries, the loss of a loved one, or the loss of their career. In Long Beach and Los Angeles, California, as well as throughout Orange County, he has had widespread success in representing injured victims of car accidents, medical malpractice and those who have suffered employment discrimination and retaliation.Mr. Hinman is responsible for developing the strategies from the beginning of cases that put his firms clients on a path to winning their case. This includes planning and preparing for litigation and trial from the outset of every case. This mindset allows Mr. Hinman to obtain the best results possible in either settlement or trial.Being proactive is only part of the reason for Mr. Hinmans accomplishments. He is also an exceptional communicator who keeps clients apprised of changes in their cases as they happen. In these matters, being accessible is imperative. Clients know they can turn to Mr. Hinman for the answers they need when they need them most. Perhaps more importantly, Mr. Hinman takes the time to develop the personal relationships necessary with his clients for him to truly understand who they are, why their injuries have so impacted their lives, and what result their case deserves.Mr. Hinman is a published author and a member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, the Long Beach Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.For his achievements, Mr. Hinman holds an Avvo Superbrating and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Mr. Hinman graduated from college at Santa Clara University and Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
4510 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 400,, Long Beach CA 90804
Cory R. Weck
As a partner with the McCune Wright Arevalo LLP law firm, attorney Cory R. Weck focuses his practice exclusively to personal injury litigation. From the firms law office in Ontario, California, Mr. Weck represents clients in San Bernardino and Riverside counties and throughout the Inland Empire who suffered an injury or lost a loved one due to another partys negligence or wrongdoing. Through his efforts, he has recovered substantial settlements and awards on behalf of his clients, including several in excess of a million dollars.A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Weck began his legal career as Marine defense counsel and then moved to prosecuting cases for the Department of Defense. He was awarded the American Bar Association Outstanding Young Military Lawyer Award for the U.S. Marine Corps in 1999. In 2001, he retired from active duty but continues to serve as legal counsel as a reserve officer.A 1993 graduate of Cornell University, Mr. Weck received his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1996. That same year, The State Bar of California admitted him to practice, and he can also legally practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California.Active in many professional legal organizations, Mr. Weck once served as president for the Inland Empire Chapter of the Consumer Attorneys of California, and he holds memberships with the American Association for Justice and the San Bernardino County Bar Association, among others.As a result of his success as a personal injury attorney, he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and he holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished peer review rating.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.
Elizabeth Kurtz focuses on winning recovery for her clients in high-stakes cases of personal injury and employment matters on behalf of employees. Ms. Kurtz has a reputation for savvy and relentless strategizing, allowing her to outperform for clients in complex cases and class action suits, at trial and in appellate proceedings. She has won millions of dollars in recovery for her clients.Elizabeth built her litigation expertise serving clients that represent a veritable Whos Whoof premier global and Fortune 100 companies. Having represented corporate interests for over a decade, Elizabeth has authoritative know-how to vigorously and effectively litigate and negotiate litigant claims and lawsuits.Open communication and an energetic focus on their best interests and long-term needs win trust from her clients. Ms. Kurtzs expertise in catastrophic personal injury is sought after by fellow attorneys and professional associations. She has given presentations at bar association meetings on the challenges of representing people with brain injuries.Elizabeth Kurtz is licensed to practice law in the state of California, and in all United States Federal District Courts in California. She is a member of the California Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association.