Losing a loved one could qualify you and your family for financial compensation in Massachusetts if one or more parties reasonably should have prevented the fatal accident. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we understand that a monetary award will not make up for wrongful death. However, we hope it can provide you and your family with financial security and greater peace of mind during this tough time. Please do not hesitate to contact us after someone close to you passes away in an accident or preventable incident in Somerville. Initial wrongful death consultations at our law firm are always free.
In Massachusetts, the legal definition of wrongful death is the death of one person by the wanton or reckless act, breach of warranty, or failure to exercise reasonable care of another person. In general, if your loved one could have filed a personal injury claim for the same accident, your family will have grounds to file a wrongful death claim now. Wrongful death is a tort that could make your family eligible for financial compensation from one or multiple defendants in Somerville. The potential value of your case will depend on many factors. Holding the right party accountable could also provide justice and closure for your family.
Many different types of accidents could inflict critical injuries on victims. Someone could suffer a life-threatening or fatal injury at work, on the road or right at home. At Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, we accept wrongful death cases involving many actions, omissions and acts of negligence.
Our lawyers are well-versed in personal injury, product liability, premises liability, workers’ compensation and many other areas of law in Massachusetts. We have the knowledge, experience and education to help with many types of wrongful death claims.
Massachusetts’ wrongful death statute restricts the ability to file a claim only to the administrator or executor of the deceased person’s estate. This is often the spouse of the decedent or another close relative. Your loved one’s will or estate plan might have appointed an executor, or else the courts will appoint one during probate. Many surviving family members could share any settlement or verdict obtained during a wrongful death claim. For a valid claim in Massachusetts, however, the plaintiff must file within three years of the date of the death. Missing this statute of limitations generally bars a family from financial recovery. If our lawyers find evidence of fault or negligence, we may be able to bring a cause of action for you.
You have no time to waste if you believe one or more people are accountable for causing the death of a family member in Somerville. Contact the wrongful death lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP right away to schedule a free legal consultation. Our attorneys will listen to your story, assess your grounds to file and let you know if you have a case. Your family could be eligible for compensation for funeral and burial costs, medical expenses, property repairs, lost earnings, and more from an at-fault party. Request your free consultation today at (617) 391-9001 for more information.