Many car accidents that take place in Massachusetts are unavoidable. However, there is another kind of car accident that can and should be avoided, the kind that is caused by another party's negligence. When a Massachusetts accident happens because another person did not do his or her job, or because a business failed to complete its responsibility, victims and their families may pursue a personal injury and/or wrongful death action.
Recently, the mother and father of a young woman who died in a car accident have settled their wrongful death lawsuit. The parents alleged that Kraft Group, the owner of Gillette Stadium and the New England Patriots NFL team, was negligent in its failure to prevent their 20-year-old daughter and her friends from illegally drinking on stadium grounds. According to the lawsuit, the woman had been drinking outside a country music concert that was held at the stadium in 2008.
The car accident occurred after the concert. The driver of the vehicle the woman was in also died in the crash. Details with regard to the amount of the settlement and other facts have not been released. However, the settlement was arrived at on Monday, Nov. 4, just prior to jury selection in the case.
Losing a loved one in a Massachusetts car accident can be one of the most difficult realities a family must face. While filing a wrongful death claim will never resolve the pain of losing someone dear to us, the process can be an important part of achieving a certain level of closure for a family. Financial damages that surviving family members can pursue include money for pain and suffering, end of life expenses, reimbursement for outstanding medical bills and other forms of compensation recognized under our wrongful death laws.
Source: CBS Boston, Settlement Reached Over 2008 Fatal Crash Near Gillette Stadium, No author, Nov. 4, 2013