Hope you are doing OK and are maybe getting some help.
This seems to have two sides, the grieving part and the legal. I saw the grieving part. I didn’t quite catch on to the legal side of this.
You said on 5-8-2019:
“Coroners report was inaccurate and based on assumptions
“Does anyone know what type of person I should contact to pursue an investigation for lack of a true investigation of accidental vs suicide or possible homicide?
“It’s not the Police
“They refuse to give me the report.”
One person said, “Maybe a lawyer? They have private investigators they use for cases. Or at least they may be able to direct you in the way to go.”
Another said, “I agree with Kathy, a lawyer or private investigator. You need closure for this. Therefore you need to know what exactly happened.”
I agree with the suggestions. I’ve had two experiences with this. One, a woman I know needed a lawyer to help with a false charge by police. Turned out, there was no false charge, she was guilty. But I didn’t figure that out until after I had tried to find her a lawyer.
So I did learn about
“harrassment” type lawyers, which I also needed because of some bad neighbors, but I didn’t have the inner strength for all of that, but now I have the knowledge of that.
For someone else, I typed into the search engine, “lawyers for my hometown.” Went through the listings looking only for the type of lawyer I wanted. Harrassment. You can look for whatever the category you might be interested in.
In another situation, because of neighborhood problems, I wanted a private detective. I did that on my own. Same thing, typed into the search engine, “detectives for my home town.”
I wrote down 4 or 5 or 6 names, called a few until I got to one I liked. Then, the problem stopped with the neighbor, so I didn’t need the detective.
But that’s what I would do in your case. I would get a lawyer who handles the type of matter you are concerned about
. If you want a female lawyer, they’ve got those. That was my first choice, also.
A lawyer can then perhaps recommend a private detective. If she doesn’t and you still want one, you can still get one on your own.
I would first talk to the lawyer. She can tell you right over the phone whether she handles that, and what she might or might not be able to do. The phone call is free. Once you get a few names from the computer, calling and talking to her is very easy.
I’ve seen these kinds of cases on TV where the police/coroner get these things right sometimes and they get them wrong sometimes.
A lawyer can get the police/coroner’s reports better than you can.
You said you had already talked with one lawyer and "He said there is nothing he can do- I have to deal with the police and if they won't co-operate contact the District Attorney."
Well, maybe get a second opinion. You don't really know how accurate the first person is until you talk with a second or a third. You have nothing to compare it with.
I would get a second lawyer's opinion and see what she thinks. And you can get free 2nd and 3rd opinions as you go down your list of lawyers that you choose from all the others on the net listing, and get their free opinion right there on the phone.
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 6/10/2019 5:58:34 PM (GMT-6)