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Waltham Wrongful Death Lawyer

After losing a loved one unexpectedly, you have every right to feel angry and deserve to mourn without the added stress of legal proceedings. However, holding the responsible party accountable for their actions is crucial for you to mourn and prevent others from facing the same negligence. Filing a wrongful death claim may force the negligent party to suffer legal consequences and compensate you for your loss. While no amount of money can make up for the loss of someone you love, it may assist with funeral costs, loss of income, and other financial or emotional challenges you face.

Our award-winning and devoted Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers will do everything we can to help you and your loved one receive justice for the horrendous crime committed against you. Recognized by our community and peers, our experience and knowledge will provide invaluable legal counsel and representation during the legal process. Our law office operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won’t have to worry about payment until we recover the compensation you deserve. Fill out our contact form or call 617-391-9001 to schedule a free consultation with a Waltham wrongful death lawyer today.

Who Can File a Waltham Wrongful Death Claim?

Given that the victim of the wrongful death claim has passed away, the process can be a little complicated for those filing on their behalf. While many individuals may suffer the loss of losing someone they love, not everyone affected by the individual’s death may file a wrongful death claim. 

While many states allow the deceased’s direct family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf, Massachusetts only allows the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate to file a claim. An executor or administrator is someone named in the deceased’s will responsible for handling the person’s estate, finalizing debts, and filing a wrongful death claim. 

5 Types of Accidents That Might Result in Wrongful Death

In order for a wrongful death claim to exist, someone else’s negligence must have resulted in the death of another person. Unfortunately, various types of accidents cause fatalities, including:

Auto Accidents

Auto accidents are common throughout Massachusetts and cause hundreds of fatalities annually. Distracted driving, speeding, and using intoxicants are a few ways someone’s negligence may result in a fatal accident.

Dangerous and Defective Products

When a product is sold to consumers, manufacturers have a duty to ensure each item sold is safe for use. If a manufacturer misuses a piece of equipment resulting in a dangerous or defective product, their failure to maintain quality control may cause a fatal accident.

Medical Malpractice

Healthcare professionals spend years learning and perfecting techniques to provide the best medical care to patients. Negligent actions such as performing surgeries in the wrong area, giving a patient the wrong medication, or failing to diagnose an individual properly are all examples of medical malpractice.

Work-Related Accidents

While individuals working in dangerous environments or with risky equipment may be more likely to suffer fatal injuries, even office workers may face hazardous working conditions, which result in fatalities. For example, if a company does not properly maintain the office and mold causes severe medical issues, a person may suffer severe health issues and possibly death.

Criminal Acts and Violent Crimes

Violent crimes such as assaults and murder may result in a wrongful death accident. When someone suffers fatal injuries because of a violent crime, family members of victims of violent crimes may file a wrongful death claim.

There are many other ways to suffer fatal injuries because of someone else’s negligence. When you speak with an experienced Sweeney Merrigan Waltham wrongful death attorney, they’ll provide details on your best legal options and guide you through the process.

Damages You May Recover in a Waltham Wrongful Death Claim

The sudden loss of a family member comes with anger, stress, and overwhelming sadness. You deserve justice and the time to properly mourn your loved one. Recovering compensation from the negligent party allows you and your family to handle stressful situations without worrying about the costs.

A wrongful death claim may award compensation to cover the following:

  • Funeral expenses
  • Financial support equivalent to the deceased’s income
  • Emotional losses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Medical expenses the deceased incurred before death
  • Other damages the court deems necessary to cover the deceased loss

Without an experienced legal professional on your side, you may risk losing compensation or the ability to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions. Speak with a Waltham wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.

Find a Compassionate Waltham Wrongful Death Attorney Today

With over 45 years of advocating for the rights of our clients and community, our Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers have the knowledge and determination to provide you with the best possible outcome for your claim. We understand how challenging this time is for you and your family and will act on your deceased’s behalf to provide justice. Our team has recovered millions for clients and offers in-depth legal counsel and highly-qualified representation. 

Awarded Best Lawyers in America 11 years in a row, Attorney Bradley M. Henry has years of experience advocating for those affected by negligence. Recovering millions of dollars for clients, his knowledge and determination make him a fierce defender for those suffering from negligence. Schedule a free consultation with a Waltham wrongful death lawyer by calling 617-391-9001 or filling out our contact form today.

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