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Old 02-14-2012, 02:06 PM
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Florida attorneys as well as attorneys in New Jersey are not permitted to make a phone call to an accident victim(s), or the the family of an accident victim. Written communication is permitted in Florida after 30 days have passed since the accident, "In addition, if the written communication concerns an action relating to an accident or disaster involving the recipient or a relative of the recipient, the communication may not be sent until 30 days after the accident or disaster."[/B]

The family calls the attorney, that is how it works. Attorneys are not ambulance chasers as some people may want to portray them. The attorneys that do try to solicit via phone and or violate the rules of ethics will get disbarred or sanctioned, plain and simple.

Hope that clears up the speculation.
That is not how it worked here

Is it differnt in Michigan??

So what if the attorney says to a mutual friend of the family (If they need anything have em call me ! Does that violate the rules ??
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Smarty do you think attorneys should be able to have a "No fee guarantee "?
When a defendant does not get the same consideration

Just curious on your take on this
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stupid, so everytime someone dies because they willing engage in an extreme activity the family is going to sue somebody. People are sick, burry your loves ones say a prayer and move on.

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stupid so everytime someone dies because they willing engage in an extreme acticity the family is going to sue somebody. People are sick, burry your loves ones say a prayer and move on.
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stupid so everytime someone dies because they willing engage in an extreme acticity the family is going to sue somebody. People are sick, burry your loves ones say a prayer and move on.
Problem is the prayer is "oh lord please bring me wealth from the death of this loved one"

Not sure if that is the family prayer, or the lawyers prayer, but I am sure it is one of them if not both
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Smarty do you think attorneys should be able to have a "No fee guarantee "?
When a defendant does not get the same consideration

Just curious on your take on this
Defendants in criminal cases are fee based (flat fees), or by the hour. That is how I practice.

Personal injury and wrongful death typically are the 33% of the recovery based fee. I do not practice PI work.

I cannot, and do not guarantee outcomes for criminal cases. The discovery will drive the level of guilt or innocence. It is not as much of a mystery, regarding the outcome/verdict, as some may think.

Liberty is at stake in criminal proceedings. In the wrongful death suit a life was lost, but the only outcome for the court to determine in the end is who is at fault, and what is just compensation for the death.

I am for the family in filing, forget the money, they want answers, and this is the only real method of the getting to the who, what, when, where, how and why their loved one died. I am for the process, the end of money in this suit is not the ultimate goal. I could be entirely wrong, but you asked, I answered.

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who ,what ,where , when .n why . ? i think them dont really need a super smart lawyer to answer them questions , MONEY ,MONEY ,MONEY , thats why . i might be wrong though . they were racing in rough water at a high rate of speed ? someone got hurt ? i could actually see that happening . i cant believe they didnt make them racers sighn that race at youre own risk . cant even swim now adays without seeing that somewhere ?????
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Before posting on this thread, make sure that you read through this one first:

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I am for the family in filing, forget the money, they want answers, and this is the only real method of the getting to the who, what, when, where, how and why their loved one died. I am for the process, the end of money in this suit is not the ultimate goal. I could be entirely wrong, but you asked, I answered.

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Umm let me see drive a boat going 140 and crash, let alone people drown in bath tubs and die falling off bikes. What more do you want to find out? In the mean time clog up the court system and use MY tax dollars to pay a judge to judge the case.

Fine about money, then sue for the truth and dont ask for coin, but you or any other lawyer wouldnt be satisfied with that.
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who ,what ,where , when .n why . ? i think them dont really need a super smart lawyer to answer them questions , MONEY ,MONEY ,MONEY , thats why . i might be wrong though . they were racing in rough water at a high rate of speed ? someone got hurt ? i could actually see that happening . i cant believe they didnt make them racers sighn that race at youre own risk . cant even swim now adays without seeing that somewhere ?????
Agreed and cases like this make our legal system a joke and make a mockery out of legit cases. Make sure you dont spill that coffee, it might be hott.
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