Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawyers
What is Considered a Wrongful Death?
According to Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 229, § 2, a wrongful death is a death caused by negligence, a "willful, wanton, or reckless act," or breach of warranty. Wrongful death often results from the negligence or reckless indifference of auto drivers, manufacturers, employers, doctors, and property owners. Typically, those responsible have insurance policies in place and/or substantial assets to attach and seize. It takes a determined, experienced lawyer to locate and seize assets such as real estate, bank accounts and motor vehicles; we know how to get that job done. We also have substantial experience and success in aggressively going after insurance companies, whether theirs or that of the deceased. Insurance companies are never to be trusted; their goal is always to pay out the least amount possible, regardless of who is hurt and why. This is why you need the law team at Percy Law Group, PC, on your side.
Contact us for a free initial consultation. We stay focused on your case, your needs, and your results. We fight to get you maximum compensation as soon as possible. That is our promise to you.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims We Can Handle
Our attorneys represent clients in wrongful death cases involving the following:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Public transportation accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Drunk driving
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products, including food poisoning and exposure to toxic elements
- Construction accidents
Your Sword and Shield: Aggressively Pursuing Justice
Establishing responsibility in a wrongful death case often requires expert witness resources to collect and analyze evidence. We consult recognized experts across a number of fields in exposing deadly product defects, dangerous drugs, medical malpractice, OSHA violations, and criminal drunk driving. Contact our wrongful death lawyers today to schedule an appointment. Clearly, we understand that no amount of compensation will bring back your loved one, but it can help you get on with your life.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Massachusetts?
In some states a member of the deceased's surviving family can file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, in the state of Massachusetts only the the executor or administrator of the deceased person's estate can file the wrongful death claim. This person is usually named in the deceased person's will or can be appointed by the court.
Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims
If a wrongful death has occurred to a loved one, you may be entitled to the following compensation:
- Pain and suffering of your loved one prior to their death
- Medical expenses
- Recovery of lost earnings of the decedent
- Loss of companionship
- Other incurred out-of-pocket expenses
- Present and future financial losses
- Burial and funeral expenses
How is Compensation Calculated for Wrongful Death Lawsuits
The amount of damages available depends on many factors such as:
- The age and health of the deceased and heirs
- The life expectancy of the deceased and heirs
- Financial loss
- Emotional loss
- Who the heirs are
- Insurance coverage
- Whether or not surviving family members were dependent upon the deceased for income for support
We work hard to protect your right to recover full, fair and complete compensation as soon as possible.
Where to Turn for Answers: Experienced Taunton Wrongful Death Lawyers
The injury lawyers at Percy Law Group, PC, routinely handle these types of cases. We have the experience, and would be pleased to consult with you when you are choosing who will represent you. We investigate the incident reviewing police records and other information. We utilize all means necessary to obtain rightful compensation. We offer compassion and support while aggressively pursuing justice.
Call us toll free at (508) 206-9900 or contact us online.