Wites Law Firm will work hard to obtain the best results for you and your family. Our attorneys are very experienced in the investigation and litigation of wrongful death claims. We have handled many wrongful death claims, and obtained multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts for our wrongful death clients. Our firm has the experience and resources to obtain the best possible result for the victims of wrongful death.
Our consultation is FREE. If we accept your case, we will prosecute your case on a pure contingency-fee basis, which means that you will not be obligated to pay us any attorney’s fees or reimburse us for the costs incurred in your case unless we obtain money for you.
You should hire a wrongful death attorney for you and your family that is experienced in wrongful death case, has the resources to fully investigate and prosecute your case, and has demonstrated experience in the courtroom. The Wites Law Firm satisfies all of these requirements.
For example, we recently represented an adult children who lost their mother in a horrific accident, when a large metal plate fell from a truck, entered the windshield of her car where she was sitting as the passenger, and struck her in the head. The truck driver never stopped, and never came forward, even though the case was widely reported in the news. We investigated the case, identified the trucking company, the company that hired the trucking company to transport the metal, and the company that loaded the metal on the truck. Two of the defendants settled, but one failed to pay their fair and reasonable share, so we went to trial on behalf of our clients. After a 10-day jury trial Marc Wites obtained a $7,000,000 jury verdict for the family.
It is important that your wrongful death attorney believes in you and your case, and is willing to fight for you for as long as it takes to obtain the justice you deserve.
In a recent case, Marc Wites represented a young child who lost her father in a horrific accident in which the father was crushed by a truck. The child’s mother testified in deposition that when she and the father visited the company where the truck was located that the company had given the father permission to be on the property. A police officer and another witness gave the same testimony, but the defendant company denied that it had ever made such statements or given such permission. Marc took the case to trial, and after a multi-day jury trial, obtained a $15,000,000 jury verdict for the young child.
Wrongful death cases are among the most difficult of lawsuits, and not for reasons that you might think. The cases are hard because they involve the most tragic of events that cause the most harm to the survivors left behind.
For this reason, it is important that you hire a lawyer that is compassionate, dedicated, and will fight for your family as if they are fighting for themselves. At the Wites Law Firm, we are committed to doing everything reasonably possible to help our clients. If we shed a tear during the course of a case, or at trial in front of the jury, they are not crocodile tears, but instead real emotion that stems from the relationships we build with our clients. We are fortunate that we continue to maintain relationships with our clients long after their cases are over because of the trust and commitment we build and maintain with the individuals and families that we have been honored to represent.
Legal issues should be addressed in a timely manner. Our attorneys are ready to discuss a wide range of topics.
We invite you to contact someone in our office for a one-on-one consultation with one of our compassionate and experienced wrongful death attorneys.
We handle wrongful death claims arising from car crashes, truck crashes, motorcycle crashes, bicycle crashes, pedestrian events, food poisoning, contaminated food products, defective products and medical malpractice.
No. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not have to pay us any attorney’s fees or costs unless we obtain a recovery for you.
The Wrongful Death Act also sets forth the types of damages that each survivor may recover. For example, a surviving spouse may recover damages for mental pain and suffering, loss of support and services, medical and funeral expenses, and the present value of the deceased’s future earnings (which is often referred to as “net accumulations”). All survivors may recover damages for loss of support and services. This can include monetary support and services (such as a household task) that the survivors will have to pay for in the future as a result of the deceased’s death. A minor child (which is defined by the Act as someone under the age of 25) can recover damages for lost parental companionship, instruction and guidance (which is similar to pain and suffering), but an adult child (i.e., someone over the age of 25) can only recover such damages if the deceased does not have a surviving spouse. Child survivors of all ages can recover loss of support and services. The deceased’s estate can also recover damages such as medical and funeral expenses. For more information about who can bring a claim and for what types of damages, please contact us for a free consultation.
Yes. At the Wites Law Firm we do not just settle cases. If we cannot obtain a fair and reasonable settlement for you without filing a lawsuit, we will file a lawsuit for you and your family. We will fight your case in court for as long as necessary to obtain the justice that you deserve. If your case goes to trial we will try your case; we will not refer you or your case to another law firm to file a lawsuit or to go to trial. Marc Wites is an experienced trial lawyer, and has obtained multi-million dollar jury verdicts. He also has argued many appeals in state and federal appeals courts.
Without the help of Marc Wites (my attorney), I believe I would no longer be alive. Marc did not have to represent me, but I think he realized what had happened to me when I was eleven years old was more than a crime; it was horrific. He believed me, not everyone that I told about what had happened did believe me, (my parents, really did not entirely believe me, or they did not want to believe). Marc gathered the evidence so thoroughly. Marc realized that when I had to confront what had happened, one could become suicidal, and Marc took great care, to insure, that I would be better off if the truth was revealed, then to hide from it for the rest of my life. Marc freed me from a self-inflicted prison, I was lost, set adrift, and he let me control the fate of where my law case was going to go. I think Marc is fantastic, he went right for the jugular vein, he knew exactly what to do, and again, I think he is a great person and attorney. I thank Marc for helping me, as I know the outcome of my case would not have been the same without him.Robert M.
Our family has known Marc Wites for almost 10 years, and we have come to know him in a professional and personal capacity during this time. Marc was instrumental in winning significant awards in regard to a car accident case and a personal injury case for us. Marc’s experience and expertise goes beyond those areas. I benefited immensely from his advice recently in resolving another thorny issue. Marc quickly grasped what needed to be done and resolved the problem quickly and efficiently. I highly recommend Marc for his integrity, knowledge, and experience. Marc is a professional attorney you can trust.Joe F.
Marc Wites was referred to me after our home was destroyed in a fire. My only regret was that I waited 4 months to contact Marc thinking that the insurance company would take care of our claim in a timely manor! In a situation like this you need a Professional who is the expert in representing the consumer! Marc Wites and his staff handled the entire process to our complete satisfaction! I highly recommend them!Jack
We hired Marc Wites Law Firm to help us through an insurance claim. There was so much paperwork, phone calls etc involved that we needed Help through it. Marc Wites and his staff were knowledgeable, professional and courteous. They were always on task and available. If I called him on any given day, he personally returned my call, and answered my questions or concerns with patience and insight. He and his staff were dedicated to getting the absolute best outcome for us. Throughout the process, we felt there were next to us , every step of the way. Sincerely, Terry ReillyTerry