The loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another is a tragic event. Nothing can prepare you for such a loss, but there are steps your family can take to ensure that the deceased’s estate is properly compensated.
A wrongful death claim can be filed by a surviving spouse or on behalf of any surviving minor children. Massachusetts laws regarding who can bring the claim, when they can bring the claim, and how much they can be awarded are very complex and we would advise working with an experienced wrongful death attorney to determine your options.
The damages that are able to be recovered from wrongful death cases can include loss of future earnings, loss of income, burial costs, and costs of the victim’s medical expenses, in addition to loss of companionship and pain and suffering. We have helped many families recover from these tragic and unfortunate accidents, and we would be happy to discuss your situation with you.