Murphy & Pressentin Personal Injury Lawyers
The Murphy & Pressentin’s personal injury lawyer is dedicated to helping serious injury and wrongful death victims, their families, and grieving survivors recover from their devastating injuries and personal losses – whether they be financial, physical or emotional.
We focus on investigating, evaluating, documenting, establishing and preserving evidence as may be necessary to establish a legally enforceable bodily injury or wrongful death claim on behalf of our clients.
This includes not only establishing liability for the crash in question, but also documenting and establishing the financial and personal injury losses and damages (i.e. medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering and loss of society and companionship) to maximize the amount of your ultimate monetary recovery.
Once we have established the total financial and personal damages for personal injury accident, we present the responsible parties with a detailed written demand for settlement and pursue a negotiated out-of-court settlement. We typically are able to successfully resolve many of our cases during these initial negotiations, saving you time, money and increased costs. However, if settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, and you approve, we will file a court action on your behalf and pursue the case to mediated settlement or jury verdict.
Given our many years of experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases, we are able to counsel you in regard to all aspects of your claim, including your medical issues and any concerns you may have regarding your recovery from the physical and emotional personal injuries; your ongoing financial issues and concerns; and we have a minister on staff available to speak to any of your grieving issues or concerns.
Our goal is to assist you through this devastating time in your life, to ease your burdens and to allow you to focus your efforts on recovering from your personal injuries and losses.
WITH US, it’s not about business, IT’S PERSONAL!
DONALD J MURPHY – Personal Injury Attorney
Don Murphy has been helping serious injury and wrongful death victims, their families and grieving survivors since 1984. He has spent well over 100 days in jury and court trials. Don is a member of national and state trial lawyer organizations (American Association for Justice, California Association for Justice and Wisconsin Association for justice) and has spent over 100 days in jury and court trials. Don graduated from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1984 and is a member of both the California and Wisconsin Bar Associations. He is the firm’s managing attorney and works closely with the other lawyers and paralegals and personally supervises each injury file. He represents injury clients throughout California and Wisconsin and appears in both jurisdictions on a regular basis. Don’s practice focuses on serious bodily injury and wrongful death caused by all types of motorized vehicle accidents and he has been responsible for over 2,000 successfully resolved injury claims.
Don spends a great deal of his free time supporting youth sports activities, and his children, and has coached boys and girls basketball and little league baseball for the past 12 years. He played collegiate basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and continues to play recreationally.
BETH MURPHY – Personal Injury Attorney
Beth Murphy provides caring and compassionate representation to the victims and families of serious bodily injury and wrongful death, throughout the State of Illinois. She graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2001, with an award in Trial Advocacy, and also has a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. Beth is a member of the merican Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois Bar Association. She worked for the bodily injury law firm of Murphy, Gillick, Wicht & Prachtauser from 2001 to 2007. She is proficient in Spanish and volunteers her services, as time permits, to Cabrini Green Legal Aid, to Centro Romero (facilitating women’s issues) and to Casa of Cook County (as a Child Advocate). Beth’s practice focuses on serious personal injury and wrongful death caused by all forms of motorized accidents.
GARRICK CHOCK, OF COUNSEL – Personal Injury Attorney
Garrick Chock represents serious injury victims and their families throughout the State of California. He graduated from Hastings Law School in 1972 and served in the California Attorney General’s Office as a Deputy Attorney General from 1972 through 2000. His duties included representing the State of California in the Superior Courts, the State Supreme Court, State Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of California and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army and served as a Staff Judge Advocate until 1978. He has been in private practice since 2000. Gary now focuses his efforts on helping serious injury and wrongful death victims, their families and grieving survivors.