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Mother Files Lawsuit in Federal Court for Wrongful Death After Son Commits Suicide in VA Parking Lot
April 5, 2021 – SANTA BARBARA – Peter Bertling of Bertling Law Group has filed a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in the Federal District of Southern Georgia against the United States, Elaine Carswell and Bobby Dodd Institute. The lawsuit is based on the tragic and preventable death by suicide of Veteran Steven Gary Pressley who… Read More »
6 Reasons Why an Attorney May Decline Your Case
If you have ever faced a legal need, you probably gained an understanding of the benefits behind interviewing multiple attorneys. But have you considered that the attorney was doing the same? Think about it, they took time to analyze your case and you, as a client. They asked probing questions and built rapport. And… Read More »
The Best Questions to Ask Your Potential Lawyer or Attorney
Seeking the right lawyer or attorney may seem like a daunting task. No matter what legal matter you are faced with, it’s best to know the basics first. We mentioned these in our prior article, “How to Choose the Right Lawyer or Attorney.” Now that you’ve narrowed down what to look for, let’s take… Read More »
How to Choose the Right Lawyer or Attorney
There are many attorneys and lawyers available when facing a legal need. But how do you know you’re choosing the right one? Not only do you need to consider the legal matter at hand, but also the factors behind choosing the ideal legal professional. We’ve compiled a list of the top 4 questions to… Read More »
What is the Difference Between an Attorney and a Lawyer?
Which One Should I Choose For My Legal Need? Have you found yourself dealing with a legal matter? Are you wondering, “can you sue the military?” Do you have questions about a medical military misdiagnosis? Perhaps you’re looking for a written will or seeking legal action against a civil suit or personal injury. Depending… Read More »
How Do Lawyers Structure Their Fees?
All attorney-client relationships come with a mutually understood fee agreement. As you seek out the right professional for your needs, asking the right questions to determine how payment is processed will save you from unexpected surprises. Most clients are familiar with a charge-by-the-hour fee structure, but there are many other alternative fee agreements to… Read More »
How to Reduce Lawyer Fees
4 Ways to Save on Legal Fees and Improve the Litigation Process Bertling Law Group represents the majority of their clients on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay us nothing unless we successfully resolve your case and obtain monetary compensation for you. As a client, you have nothing to lose if we… Read More »
The Importance of Reducing Suicidal Stigma
Lessening the Impacts for the Bereaved Including Suicidal Prevention and Postvention “A suicide is like a pebble in a pond. The waves ripple outward.” Suicide can affect many people, as discussed in “How Does Suicide Impact Others,” however understanding who is affected is only one part of the bigger picture. Once the pebble is… Read More »
How Does Suicide Impact Others?
The Suicidal Ripple Effect: How Suicidal Trauma Affects the Bereaved “A suicide is like a pebble in a pond. The waves ripple outward.” This quote has been widely used throughout the communities affected by a loved one’s suicide. Suicide is not a single event that comes and goes. Just like tossing a pebble into… Read More »
Widow filing Wrongful Death Claim against VA speaks out
“The first deployment he came home and it was like nothing ever happened but the second deployment he came home a total different person,” said Emma Dash, widow of Sgt. Brieux Alexander Dash. Dash, 33, died by suicide on March 14, 2019, after being involuntarily committed to the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center… Read More »