Attleboro Wrongful Death Attorney
Boston, Massachusetts Wrongful Death Attorney
Massachusetts’ wrongful death law allows the family survivors of an individual who died unnecessarily to be awarded specific damages based on the facts of the case. A wrongful death claim is made on the basis that, had the deceased person not died, he or she would have had cause for a personal injury claim. Since the incident or accident was fatal, the deceased person’s estate can now make a wrongful death claim for damages that should have been awarded for the personal injuries.
A wrongful death claim can only be brought forward by the executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate. Any damages won will be awarded to the estate. In order to win a wrongful death claim, it must be proven that the death was caused by one of the following:
- Failing to provide reasonable care
- Gross negligence
- An act that was malicious, wanton, or reckless
Damages that may be obtained through such a claim include the value of the wages or income the deceased person would have provided had he or she lived, damages for the care, comfort, guidance, and companionship that would have been provided to the family, and funeral and burial expenses.
In the case of malicious, wanton, or reckless behavior, punitive damages may be awarded. Punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer. You do not have to face the future alone. Contact Brian D. Roman, Attorney at Law at (508) 576-5922 for compassionate and experienced legal guidance.
Let Brian D. Roman, Attorney at Law Fight for You & Your Family
Losing a loved one in an accident is always a devastating shock and tragedy. While no one can bring back your family member, Attorney Brian D. Roman can help you and your family move forward. Moving forward in many cases means being able to recover expenses and damages caused by the tragedy while holding the right parties accountable. Our Attleboro wrongful death lawyer has the knowledge, experience, and personalized legal service you need in the wake of a wrongful death.
A wrongful death claim must be filed within three years following the death of your loved one. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible so that our firm can begin its investigation into the facts and build your case for a potential settlement or trial.