If a preventable accident is fatal for a victim, surviving family members in Massachusetts may be able to file wrongful death claims in pursuit of justice and financial restitution. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we hope you never have to experience the wrongful death of a loved one. If you are in this situation, however, we encourage you to contact us for a free legal consultation. Our Cape Cod personal injury lawyers may be able to help your family achieve a positive result through tailored legal representation.
A death that stems from the wrongful act, recklessness, wanton disregard for others’ safety or breach of warranty of another person meets the definition of wrongful in Massachusetts. If you are unsure whether your family has grounds for a wrongful death suit, ask yourself if your deceased loved one would have had the ability to file a personal injury claim had the accident not been fatal. If the answer is yes, your family most likely has the right to file a wrongful death claim now. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can review your situation for evidence of wrongful death for free in Cape Cod.
It may seem easier to accept the death of a loved one and move forward without taking legal action, but if someone else is at fault for negligently or intentionally causing the death, a lawsuit could bring your family justice. A lawsuit can allow your loved one’s voice to be heard. It could also provide important financial compensation for the costs your family incurred due to the fatal accident, such as funeral costs, burial costs, medical bills prior to death and lost earnings. Your claim could also result in an award for lost companionship, loss of consortium, your mental anguish and punitive damages.
Liability refers to someone’s legal responsibility for an accident. If someone is liable for an accident and a plaintiff’s injuries, that person (the defendant) will have a financial obligation to the victim. In Massachusetts, holding someone liable for wrongful death requires proof of four main elements.
A lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP will have the power to investigate your loved one’s death and gather any available information or evidence as to causation. If you have a case, we can prepare the evidence in a way that will strengthen your family’s chances of obtaining compensation from one or more defendants.
Wrongful deaths occur in car accidents, work-related accidents, assaults, acts of violence, swimming pool accidents, premises accidents, defective product incidents and many other circumstances. If a fatal accident took the life of your loved one, find out whether your family has the right to file a wrongful death claim in Cape Cod, and if so, how our lawyers may be able to help. Contact us for a free consultation today. Our Cape Cod wrongful death attorneys offer free case reviews to provide legal advice at no risk to potential clients.