If you are looking for a book to help you improve your skills in handling wrongful death cases, Grief and Loss will provide you important insights to handling these challenging cases. The subtitle of Grief and Loss explains exactly what this book will help you do; identify and prove damages in wrongful death cases. Authors Robert Hall, a noted wrongful death attorney, and Mila Tecala, a grief therapist, have received rave reviews on this newly released book and accompanying CD. The book was recommended to Trial Guides by trial consultant David Ball, who noted that this contains the best method for arguing damages in wrongful death cases.
Vice President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Roberta Pichini, notes "They [Hall and Tecala] identify key areas of judge and juror resistance that interfere with the awarding of non-economic damages, including those situations traditionally most difficult, like death of a baby or unborn child, an elderly relative, a suicide victim, or a 'stigmatized' decedent. By exposing and de-mystifying those myths and platitudes about death which jurors comfortably embrace in denying full compensation, Hall and Tecala not only tell us the difficult truths, they provide essential strategies for achieving the best result possible, both as advocates and as counselors for our clients."
Patrick Malone, co-author of Rules of the Road, notes "At the center of life is a great brooding mystery: death. All of us know something of it, but none of us really knows enough to adequately represent grieving family members who have lost a loved one. This book proves, quietly but forcefully, that we attorneys need to set aside the platitudes and preconceptions with which we "handle"—and too often hurt—our bereaved clients. Robert Hall and Mila Tecala give us the necessary tools to contemplate life's greatest losses and to show juries and judges the full human dimensions of death and its appropriate compensation in court. But much more than a legal guide, this book educates every reader in a greater appreciation for the myriad ways in which all humans struggle with the challenge to go on living after a family member has died. Read it for your practice, but read it for your life too."
If you want to improve your success handling wrongful death claims, and become a lawyer of choice for families in need of a wrongful death lawyer, study this book and incorporate its ideas at your law firm.