If you are having troubles with a funeral home what type of attorney would you need? 34 Answers as of September 24, 2012

I feel as though I was mentally troubled with a funeral home because they kept putting things off and I, as well as someone else who does not work with the funeral home but does business with them, has said this establishment was untruthful. They have tried to rip me off money and even didn't give me certain things I had ordered correctly, as well as put things off a long time and lied. I would like to sue them but I don't know what kind of lawyer to get. I feel mentally disturbed and it has been 10 months and everything should have already been done.

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Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
Try contacting a civil attorney.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 9/24/2012
James M. Osak, P.C.
James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
Any GENERAL CIVIL attorney will do. This is a straightforward CONTRACT case.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/19/2012
Victor Varga | Victor Varga
Civil...you need to sue them.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 9/18/2012
Lombardi Law Firm
Lombardi Law Firm | Steve Lombardi
You need a civil trial lawyer, not a criminal lawyer. Your case may also require contact with the Iowa Attorney General's staff. Perhaps this funeral home needs to be investigated.
Answer Applies to: Iowa
Replied: 9/17/2012
Law Office of Melvin Franke | Melvin Franke
A civil litigation attorney.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
    A civil contracts attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Richard E. Damon, PC | Richard E. Damon
    If the funeral home lost the body, or got it confused with someone else, then you might have a case. From what you describe, I don't see that the funeral home did anything wrong that would justify a lawsuit.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    Hire an attorney who practices civil law. This is a criminal law forum. Check with your local bar association for a reference.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    You need a civil lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    An attorney with experience in civil litigation, to see if you have actual grounds for a lawsuit or claim. Having trouble does not define a legal cause of action. The actual facts will determine your rights.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    One who practices in contract law if you signed any papers for certain services or tort law.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    You question is vague, but I would contact a personal injury lawyer. I have no idea what sort of troubles you are having.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    It sounds like a breach of contract. I would suggest starting with a contract lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C.
    Andrew T. Velonis, P.C. | Andrew Velonis
    Try an internet search. Use search terms including the name of your city and "lawyer" and "funeral home". Then call a few of them up and ask if they have ever taken a case such as this. You could also go to the County Clerk's Office and find out if they've ever been sued before, see who that lawyer was.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Office of Ronald G. Draper | Ronald G. Draper
    Consult a personal injury lawyer,although its not clear if you are able to prove loss in some way.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
    Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
    If you feel mentally disturbed, research a civil injury lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Dennis P. Mikko Attorney at Law | Dennis P. Mikko
    Most likely, you would be looking for a personal injury attorney. The funeral home is a licensed facility. Based on what you have said, you may want to file a complaint against their license as well.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
    You need a general practice attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator
    Bernard Huff, Attorney/Mediator | Bernard Huff
    You may consult with a contracts lawyer or contact the State's Attorney General Office for assistance. There also may be a state agency which licenses and handles complaints against funeral homes.
    Answer Applies to: Indiana
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Bulman Law Associates PLLC Injury Law Firm
    Bulman Law Associates PLLC Injury Law Firm | Thomas Bulman
    I suggest you write down everything that happened in proper time order. Names, times, dates etc. will be very difficult to remember later. In six month, if you still feel outraged, then call an attorney. In the meantime, pay the bill so you don't look like a cheapskate.
    Answer Applies to: Montana
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
    Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
    Sounds like a contract matter. If they agree and don't perform they have breached a contract with you. Any litigator ought to be able to help.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    Just hire a civil attorney and sue them.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    You need to be a bit more specific. There are no facts given that would indicate that you have a cause of action against the funeral home, much less one for the intentional infliction of emotional distress. In this type of suit the conduct must be outrageous and the effect must be severe. You would need a civil litigation attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Downriver Injury and Auto Law | Michael Heilmann
    You don't state the issue with the funeral home.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    R. D. Kelly Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
    R. D. Kelly Law Firm, P.L.L.C. | Robert Kelly
    You might want to contact an attorney who does civil litigation.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    David F. Stoddard
    David F. Stoddard | David F. Stoddard
    There is no specific specialty for the problem you describe. A litigation attorney might be the best for this.
    Answer Applies to: South Carolina
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Paris Blank LLP
    Paris Blank LLP | Irving M Blank
    You need a personal injury lawyer who has won a case against a funeral home.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    You have not told me how they "ripped you off" and so I cannot tell you if you can sue them. You can sue in Small Claims Court for up to $5,000 without a lawyer. You can Google "business law attorney" in your city and call some lawyers for a free consultation over the phone. They will tell you if the funeral home has done anything wrong and if you have a case against them that can be proven in a court of law.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Office of James A Schoenberger
    Law Office of James A Schoenberger | James A Schoenberger
    This is a civil issue, you need to repost your inquiry on the civil forum.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Mary W Craig P.C. | Mary W Craig
    You need to see what's called a plaintiff's lawyer, someone who specializes in representing people who want to sue someone for money. Some states require physical injury in order to recover damages, while other states only require mental or emotional injury to recover. A plaintiff's attorney can tell you what the law is in your state and what your chances are of recovery.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Office of Mark J. Leonardo
    Law Office of Mark J. Leonardo | Mark Leonardo
    You would likely want an attorney that handles contract matters, but it's difficult to tell 100% because you have not provided any details of what actually happened.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter
    Law Office of Jared C. Winter | Jared C. Winter
    Sounds like a civil issue to me. Did you work for the funeral home or just do business with them? The information you provided leaves out a lot of details. If you worked for them, contact an employment law lawyer. Fair warning, however, unless you can show extensive damages, then you probably don't have a case.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/11/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    You need Consumer protection.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/11/2012
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