Wrongful Death Claims
Know Your Rights to Get the Best Recovery Possible
Losing a loved one is incredibly traumatic for the entire family. Massachusetts wrongful death claims arise when a person is killed due to the negligence of another. Wrongful death claims can arise because of car accidents, bike accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and more.
In addition to the rules and laws that apply to those underlying negligence claims, wrongful death claims are further governed by Massachusetts statute G.L. c. 229, s. 2.
Damages for wrongful death claims include medical expenses incurred by the deceased person prior to their death, conscious pain and suffering prior to their death, burial expenses, and the potential for punitive damages of at least $5,000.00 if the death resulted from willful, wanton, reckless, or grossly negligence conduct of the person responsible for their death.
The first step that must be taken is to make sure a Personal Representative is appointed to represent the interests of the deceased person in Court. This is an action in Probate & Family Court that requires detailed forms and paperwork be filed by the family or an interested party.
There are many steps required to succeed with a Massachusetts wrongful death claim, and the best thing you can do for your loved one and family is to speak with a professional.
With over a decade of experience representing the families of those killed as a result of another's conduct, the professionals at the Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal know what it takes to get your family the best recovery possible.
The time to file your claim is limited, so reach out to us today for your Free Consultation.
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