Boston Wrongful Death
Boston Wrongful Death Attorney
If You Lost a Loved One in an Accident, You May Be Eligible for Compensation
The loss of a loved one is always painful. But when that loss of life is the result of another person’s negligence, the death is even more traumatic. Family and friends are understandably stricken by grief, but at this time, someone should contact a personal injury lawyer in Boston to begin the process of filing a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.
DiBella Law Offices, P.C., has worked with Boston families for over a decade and understands it is very difficult to focus on anything other than the emotions surrounding the loss. But as time passes, many additional concerns can appear on the horizon. Our team of wrongful death attorneys can help you understand the financial impact the loss of your loved one will have, and how you can be compensated to assist with these financial hurdles. Contact DiBella Law Offices, P.C., at (617) 870-0907 to schedule a free consultation.
When Does Wrongful Death Apply?
Many accidents can result in wrongful death. Generally, you can file these lawsuits if another person or company’s negligence caused the fatal injury, and had your loved one lived, they would have been able to file a personal injury claim for the same situation. Some causes may include:
- Defective products
- Workplace injuries
- Vehicle accidents, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, or bicycles
- Falls as a result of a faulty premises
- Swimming pool accidents
Who Can Seek Damages in Wrongful Death Cases?
In Massachusetts, the victim's spouse, any children of the victim, the victim’s parents, and the victim's siblings can initiate a wrongful death action. Claims for wrongful death must be sought through the estate of the deceased and managed or overseen by the estate's representatives rather than the family members, unless a family member is the executor or administrator of the estate.
No dollar amount can replace a loved one, but the loss usually has a grave impact on the financial well-being of the family. For example, the loss of a spouse can eliminate part or all of the income of the household. The loss of a parent can eliminate the financial support for children for the rest of their lives.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we will work with your family to determine the long-term financial impact when a loved one is wrongfully taken from you. In addition, we will take into consideration the loss of companionship, happiness, and emotional support caused by the accident.
Why Seek Legal Help?
Requesting compensation from a negligent party may seem simple, but this process must follow Massachusetts’s legal guidelines. It’s not simply asking a person to take responsibility for his or her actions. In addition, at such an emotional time, family members are rarely prepared to evaluate the lifetime of costs this loss will represent. For these reasons, DiBella Law Offices, P.C., is here to assist you in securing the peace of mind and financial compensation you and your family deserve.
We understand each family member needs to grieve in his or her own way and time. But we also know the statute of limitations on a wrongful death case in Massachusetts is three years from the time of death or three years from the date the executor learns of the cause of death. Though this sounds like a long time, the sooner you begin to work with a qualified attorney to gather facts, documents, and evidence, the more successful your case is likely to be. In addition, the sooner the case is settled, the sooner you have closure to begin to rebuild your lives.
Contact DiBella Law Offices, P.C., at (617) 870-0907 to schedule a free consultation with our compassionate Boston wrongful death lawyers. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you need for a secure financial future.