The death of a loved one leaves a hole in your family that nothing can fill. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we know no amount of money will make up for the death of someone close to you. We also know how financially debilitating an unexpected death can be for a family – especially the death of a breadwinner. Wrongful death claims can give families peace of mind, financial security and justice at crucial times. Please contact us if an accident recently took the life of your loved one. Our Cambridge wrongful death attorneys are caring and sympathetic to your situation. Call (617) 391-9001 for your free consultation.
Wrongful death is a complicated area of civil law that typically requires a lawyer’s involvement. A lawyer can assist with legal processes while you and your family grieve. Your lawyer can take over phone calls with insurance companies and their claims adjusters on your behalf, for instance. You can also have confidence the award a lawyer wins for you is the maximum amount available, rather than worrying about settling for a lowball offer from an insurance adjuster. An attorney can make the wrongful death claims process easier for you and your family from start to finish.
It can be difficult to determine if you have a claim by yourself. You may need a lawyer to assess your case for you. Our attorneys can look over the facts of the fatal accident and let you know if they believe you have grounds for a wrongful death claim. Our lawyers litigate wrongful death claims involving many different types of accidents.
These are some of the most common types of fatal accidents in Cambridge, but this is not a comprehensive list of causes. Our lawyers can handle a wide variety of claim types in Massachusetts. Do not hesitate to call our wrongful death lawyers after you lose a loved one in any accident in Cambridge for a free review. We will tell you if we believe you have grounds for a civil claim.
In general, for a valid wrongful death claim, your lawyer will need to prove the defendant owed your loved one a legal duty to exercise care, breached this duty and caused your loved one’s death. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP may be able to fulfill this burden of proof after thoroughly investigating the accident and collecting any available evidence. We can often use medical records, expert testimony and eyewitness accounts to help prove a case. Act quickly, however, as the statute of limitations to file a wrongful death claim in Massachusetts is three years from the date of the loved one’s passing.
If you lost someone close to you under unusual, suspicious or negligence-related circumstances, contact us for a free and no-obligation legal consultation in Cambridge as soon as possible. We can work closely with you and other family members to understand the details of your unique claim. Then, we can craft a legal strategy suited for your specific needs. Call today for a free case review at (617) 391-9001.