Boston Wrongful Death Attorneys
The personal injury lawyers at FitzGerald Law Company represent individuals and their families in the State of Massachusetts, who have suffered a loss of a loved one due to wrongful death. Wrongful death actions cause emotional damage and financial hardship on families. We understand that when a fatal accident happens, your life is changed forever. The emotional damage can be severe, and it is difficult to cope and recover from this type of devastating loss.
We will take the necessary time to investigate your loved one’s case while you grieve. We will speak on your behalf and work diligently in order to get you the compensation that you deserve for your loved one’s death. Wrongful death can occur as a result of many accidents, including but not limited to a car accident, defective product, medical malpractice, and much more. Our experienced legal team of Boston wrongful death lawyers can represent any family who has lost someone as a result of someone’s recklessness or negligence.
What is Wrongful Death?
Massachusetts law states that a person, a company or even the government may be liable for wrongful death if they caused the death of another by a wanton or reckless act, a breach of warranty or negligence (failure to exercise reasonable care). A wrongful death claim can be filed if the deceased person could have filed a personal injury lawsuit for the instance if they had lived.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Boston, MA?
State law says that the executor or administrator of the deceased is eligible to file this claim. This is usually the person responsible for following directions left in a will or a persona appointed by the court if there is no will. Any damages recovered as a result of a wrongful death claim are paid directly to the deceased person’s estate.
Statute of Limitations in Massachusetts Wrongful Death Cases
In most instances the law in Massachusetts requires that a wrongful death lawsuit be filed within three years from the date of the death, or three years from the date that the executor or administrator of the estate learned about the cause of death. Families have a limited time frame to file a case. This makes it important to hire an experienced Boston wrongful death lawyer immediately.
Damages & Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death damages include compensation to close relatives for future income, loss of support, loss of companionship, pain and suffering experienced by the person who died and, in some cases, gross negligence. Punitive damages in an amount of $5,000.00 or more may be awarded in some cases when there is gross negligence or malicious conduct.
Talk to a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Boston
If your loved one has died because of someone’s negligence or recklessness, the legal professionals at the FitzGerald Law Company of Boston, Massachusetts can help. The experienced legal staff at FitzGerald Law Company will thoroughly investigate your case to determine who was negligent and who contributed most to the accident causing this death. We will notify those who need to know about the claim and will deal with the insurance companies for you while you take the necessary time to grieve. FitzGerald Law Company is dedicated to fighting for your rights and will get you the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to. Call us at 617-303-2600 and let us be your legal advocates today. Schedule a legal consultation with our professional and highly experienced personal injury lawyers. Ae are ready to work hard for you to get you the compensation that you deserve.