Massachusetts’ Wrongful Death Claims
Family members of those who have lost their lives in an accident may have legal rights to compensation if the death was caused by another person or entity. Accidents leading to death have drastic impact on surviving family members. Death can cause financial harm to surviving family members who relied on the deceased’s earnings. Death also causes a tremendous amount of pain and suffering and loss of companionship for surviving family members.
Wrongful death claims may arise out of the following types of accidents:
- Construction site accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Products liability/Defective products
- Premises liability accidents
- Liquor and Social Host liability
Who May Receive Money in a Massachusetts’ Wrongful Death Claim?
Under Massachusetts law, the following people may bring claims for compensation: spouse, children, parents or siblings. An administrator or executor of the deceased’s estate must be appointed, and claims must be brought through the estate of the deceased.
How Do You Determine Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim?
Plaintiffs in a wrongful death claim may pursue compensation for the deceased’s loss of future income, pain and suffering of the deceased, loss of companionship, and in limited circumstances, punitive damages.
Why Hire The Carney Law Firm?
Wrongful death cases are very difficult, not only because they involve complex legal issues, but because of the emotional impact of death on the deceased’s family members. Because wrongful death cases almost always involve an extraordinary amount of anguish and financial loss, the stakes are high in a wrongful death lawsuit. Defendants and their powerful insurance companies will stop at no expense to defend lawsuits filed against them in order to protect their reputation and their money. In order for family members to receive full and fair compensation for the harms caused by the death of a loved one, family members need to hire an attorney who is not only skilled enough to navigate the complex legal issues involved in the case, but also has the resources to go toe-to-toe with well-financed defendants and has the compassion to help ease the burden of the family’s mental anguish.
The attorneys at Carney Law Firm pride themselves on the bond that we are able to form with our clients and their families. Our low case volume strategy allows us to dedicate maximum resources and time to each of our clients and their cases. Our clients receive constant and direct one-on-one communication with our attorneys and are never passed off to support staff. We frequently initiate client meetings in our client’s homes in order to better understand our client’s and their families daily lives, their environments, where they come from, and who they are in order to effectively communicate the impact an accident has had on our clients so that they can ultimately receive full and fair compensation.
If you would like to speak to one of our attorneys about wrongful death claims in Massachusetts, please contact us today. All of our client consultations are free of charge. We handle all accepted claims on a contingent fee basis.