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Representing Plaintiffs in Wrongful Death Cases

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Produced on October 22, 2019

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Course Information

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

Course Description

Join attorney Justin Blitz to discuss issues related to representing plaintiffs in wrongful death cases. In this program, Mr. Blitz begins with the legal standards to prove causation of the wrongful death to the negligence claimed and the various categories of damages that can be recovered. He will provide tips and strategies for trial preparation for cases involving wrongful death claims, including how to approach mediations and out-of-court settlement discussions.

Additionally, he will address handling experts for trial, including tips and strategies for using experts to maximize damages and prove all categories of damages including pecuniary loss and pain and suffering prior to death. There will also be a discussion regarding proving pecuniary losses including the loss of parental guidance, loss of future wages, and loss of consortium for the surviving family and using day in the life videos and other tips to most effectively show harm caused by the negligent tortfeasor.   


Learning Objectives:

  1. Maximize damages for wrongful death cases

  2. Identify which experts will be required to prove your prima facie case and to prove damages

  3. Recognize the differences between wrongful death and pain and suffering claims and understand settlement for infant cases and wrongful death settlements

  4. Develop best practices for approaching mediations and out-of-court settlement discussions

  5. Appreciate the use of technology and demonstrative evidence to show the devastation the injury caused

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Justin Blitz

Schulman Blitz, LLP

Justin Blitz, Esq. is a partner at Schulman Blitz, LLP. He focuses on litigating all types of civil cases from inception to resolution. An experienced trial lawyer and skillful negotiator, Mr. Blitz is a tenacious adversary who consistently gets great results for his clients regardless of the case or the challenges presented.

Mr. Blitz has tried cases throughout the state of New York and obtained many substantial jury verdicts. He believes that the best results are achieved when every case is meticulously prepared for trial and this philosophy has enabled him to obtain scores of favorable settlements in all kinds of actions. Mr. Blitz has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for people who have been injured due to the negligence of others.

Mr. Blitz has over a decade of experience of successfully managing a large caseload of complex and high-profile negligence actions. He became known as an able trial lawyer and expert negotiator who successfully resolved hundreds of cases in arbitration, mediation, courtroom negotiation, and trial. 

Mr. Blitz has established himself as one of the "go to" trial attorneys for other New York lawyers in the State that seek trial counsel on their most severe injury cases. Many law firms throughout the State hire Mr. Blitz to try to verdict their most catastrophic injured clients' law suits. This is due to his superb track record and prior verdict results.

Mr. Blitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). He is a past chairman of NYSTLA’s Young Lawyers Committee. In addition to NYSTLA, Mr. Blitz is a member of several other bar associations, including the American Association for Justice.

When not in the courtroom, Mr. Blitz lectures at Continuing Legal Education seminars throughout the country. He has lectured on a variety of topics including courtroom technology, trial tips and techniques, and strategies for maximizing the value of personal injury lawsuits. Mr. Blitz's lectures have over 20,000 views from Attorneys who have taken his courses for continuing legal education credit. The reviews of his lectures have made him a renowned speaker across the State in regards to personal injury legal topics. 

Mr. Blitz has been selected to the “Super Lawyers” list of “Rising Stars” for the years 2014 and 2015 and 2016 and has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" for 2017 and 2018.

Many of Mr. Blitz's cases have been chronicled in the New York media including articles and stories in The New York Post, The New York Times, CBS News, Telemundo and Noticero.

Mr. Blitz is a native of New York City and a graduate of Columbia Prep High School and the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He received his legal training at New York Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York and in the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

At Schulman Blitz, LLP, Mr. Blitz litigates a wide variety of civil suits with an emphasis on motor vehicle collisions, negligent security, municipal liability, medical malpractice, labor law, negligent supervision and all types of premises liability.


Julie A. B.

Engaging delivery of informative content.

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Stuart K.

Always an excellent speaker.

Kate C.

Great course! Really enjoyed listening to speaker.

Afsaneh Lynne K.

The speaker was very passionate and knowledgeable.

Jo M.

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenter with lots of practical information and guidance.

Shena D.

Excellent presentation.

Adele K.

Outstanding. One of the best I’ve listened to.

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