In this episode, Zinda Law Group CEO and founder, Jack Zinda talks with Partner and Lead Trial Lawyer Neil Solomon about a last-minute wrongful death case they took and the process of resolving it.
Discussed in this Episode:
- The facts
- Gathering information
- Unique elements to this case
- Building the case
- Allocating the funds
- Putting in the effort
Neil talks about how the case came to them and why they decided to take it on despite the fact that they have a rule not to take on a client with less than 6 months before the statute of limitations runs out.
Once they decided to take on the case they began pulling reports, building a family tree and establishing a case file. At this point they had to decide who they will be representing and made the decision to only represent one family member instead of a group of them.
Unique Elements to this Case
No case is cut and dry, but this case was certainly not so. There was conflicting testimony, unclear photo evidence and even some potential fault of the deceased. Because there was a national chain delivery service involved, the question became: how did this corporation handle the incident?
Building the Case
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After enough witness testimony and testimony from the driver herself, they were able to surmise that there was both negligence and careless behavior from both the establishment and driver. It quickly became apparent that there were many elements at play that all contributed to this accident.
Allocating the Funds
Once the case had been resolved, it was important to know where the funds would be going. In this case, there were children that needed funds allocated to them. By understanding the family tree up front, you can make sure that everything is signed off on and the awarded party gets proper distribution.
Putting in the Effort
A big reason why this case was successful was due to the physical hours put into it at the beginning. When dealing with a limited window of time, you must be willing to put in more effort and be creative in your approach.
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