Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawyers
One of the greatest tragedies any of us can ever face is losing a partner or family member in death. In addition to missing the love, joy, and companionship your loved one brought to your life, you may also face serious financial difficulties without his or her support.
If your loved one has died due to another party’s negligence or misconduct, you may be entitled to monetary damages. However, after your loss, taking legal action might be the furthest thing from your mind.
The legal team at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers understands that filing a wrongful death lawsuit can in no way compensate for the devastation you feel after losing your loved one in death. Taking this step, though, can ease your financial burden during this difficult time. Contact the Massachusetts wrongful death lawyers at our firm to schedule a free case evaluation—over the phone, by Skype or Facetime, or in person.
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What is a Massachusetts Wrongful Death lawsuit?
A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim holding someone liable for a death. This claim is made by the family members of the one who died, against the party whose negligent actions led to the death of their dear loved one.
If you are the close relative of someone who wrongfully died, our hearts go out to you. You may find some comfort in knowing that you can seek compensation if you were reliant on them for financial and emotional support.
What Are Some Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims?
A wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligent, reckless, or deliberate actions result in a fatality. This person or entity deserves to be held accountable for their carelessness.
In order to win this type of case, Jason Stone Injury Lawyers in Massachusetts will work to prove that the at-fault party had a duty of care to the victim, that their actions breached that duty of care, and that these actions were the direct cause of death. The following are just some of the different types of wrongful death cases that we handle.
Motor vehicle accidents
Operators of motor vehicles have a duty to operate their vehicles in a responsible and safe manner to protect themselves and those they share the road with. Sadly, many people die each year in motor vehicle accidents due to the negligence of others. Some common types of negligent behavior that result in collisions are reckless driving or driving while drunk or fatigued.
Medical and health care professionals are expected to provide a quality standard of care. In other words, they should be doing their best. If the medical professional failed to do this and your loved one died as a result, you have the right to take legal action. You can bring a lawsuit against a hospital, doctor, nurse, therapist, or any other medical professional whose negligence caused the death of your loved one.
Employees have a legal right to expect that their employers provide a safe work environment. If your loved one died at work, his or her employer could be held liable once it is proven that faulty equipment or poor training was the direct cause.
Property owners are legally required to keep their properties reasonably safe for those who enter. You could hold the property owner liable for damages if the slip-and-fall or another type of incident took place on someone’s property and results in injury or death.
When you purchase a product, you expect it to be tried, tested, and deemed safe for use. Sadly, many deaths are the direct result of defective products each year. Deaths may result from design defects, manufacturer defects, or defects in warnings and instructions. If your loved one has died due to a defective product, you may have legal recourse.
What Damages Can You Recover from a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
The sudden death of a family member can have a significant impact on your life and your family. If you have lost someone in death due to a person’s negligent or reckless action, you could receive both economic and non-economic damages.
These damages are meant to cover the financial support the family would have received if the victim had not died.
This includes such things as:
These damages are typically awarded in cases where deliberate or malicious wrongdoing has occurred. They are meant to punish the wrongdoer and serve as a warning example to deter others from acting similarly.
Some examples of non-economic damages are:
How Long do I have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Each state has its own statute of limitations governing wrongful death lawsuits. In Massachusetts, you have 3 years from the date of your loved one’s regretful death.
You will be able to recover damages only if a suit is filed within the allotted time. Keep in mind that it takes time to put together a strong case. It’s best to contact a lawyer well before the statute of limitations runs out.
There is an additional reason to act quickly in filing a claim. After a wrongful death, insurance companies immediately dispatch their own investigators to the scene. They do this in an effort to limit the amount of compensation they are required to payout.
However, filing a claim is the last thing you need at an emotionally overwhelming time like this, and a potential lawsuit is the last thing you need on your mind. You are grieving and must take time for yourself and your family. That’s why you need someone on your side to look out for your legal rights.
The compassionate Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers will do all they can to aid you through the legal process of filing a claim. We’ve been handling insurance companies and guilty party’s lawyers since 2004, so we can manage your case’s opposition as well. You can focus on reattaining your peace in life while we handle all negotiations.
We won’t let the liable party’s insurance company and lawyers take advantage of you during your time of grief. Our legal team will work hard investigating your case, talking to witnesses, and gathering all the evidence needed for a successful case.
Contact Us Today
If your loved one has died due to the negligent or reckless actions of another, it’s best to speak with a highly skilled Massachusetts wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. We will use our combined skills, resources, and knowledge to seek maximum compensation for your loss—there is a lot of know-how at your disposal!
Please don’t worry about what you will owe us. We do not get paid until you receive financial compensation from your settlement, that’s one element of our Stone Cold Guarantee.®
We are standing by and ready to be of assistance. Call 800-577-5188 today to schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation, or fill out our online form. Remember: If an in-person appointment is inconvenient or impossible for you, we are happy to talk with you by any other means.
Jason Stone Injury Lawyers was diligent and focused. Tara Briggs’ diligence, knowledge, and communication were top-notch. She kept me very well informed of every step of the process and did everything possible to get me the money I deserved. I would absolutely recommend this firm to my closest friends and family.
Andrea B. | FORMER CLIENT