When a person or entity reasonably could have prevented a fatal accident, the law refers to the victim’s death as wrongful. A wrongful death is one connected to the neglect, default, recklessness or wanton act of someone else. If you recently lost a loved one in an accident or crime in Springfield, Massachusetts, we first want to extend our condolences. We know what you are feeling and experiencing. Then, we want to encourage you to contact us for a free consultation about a potential wrongful death claim. A claim could bring you and your family justice and closure.
A wrongful death claim involves many complicated state laws, including strict deadlines for filing and elements of proof. Handling a claim on top of dealing with the loss of your loved one can be overwhelming. When you hire an attorney, you do not have to worry about the legal aspects of bringing a cause of action. A lawyer can handle the legwork of your case on your behalf, making sure to obey related laws during each phase. Your lawyer can file a claim and negotiate with insurance companies for maximum compensation while you focus on grieving and healing.
Each state handles wrongful death claims differently. Understanding a few basic wrongful death laws in Massachusetts can tell you when to file, if you can file and what type of recovery to expect. The lawyers at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can guide you through the statutes that may apply to your case.
You do not have to understand or navigate Massachusetts’ wrongful death laws on your own. Hiring a lawyer from Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can make it easier to sort through the elements of your lawsuit. We can help you identify the defendant, file your claim by the deadline, learn the value of your claim and fight for maximum compensation on your family’s behalf. We know what it takes to succeed during a wrongful death claim in Springfield.
If your attorney succeeds in bringing your wrongful death claim, your family could recover compensation for losses such as funeral and burial expenses, mental anguish, loss of consortium, property damages, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Find out what your wrongful death case might be worth during a free consultation with our lawyers in Springfield today. Call (617) 391-9001 or contact us online 24/7 to schedule your meeting.