Massachusetts Wrongful Death Claims
Little in life is more difficult than dealing with the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one. Unfortunately, negligent and careless acts often cause death and, when this happens, the Massachusetts Wrongful Death Statute (Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 229) provides an avenue for the victim’s family, through the executor or administrator of his or her estate, to pursue justice. At Harriman Law, we understand what a trying and emotional time death creates, and we are honored to work with you to help you and your family understand options for pursuing a wrongful death claim. Of course, grieving and recovery are of primary importance following the traumatic death of a beloved family member. Nevertheless, there are critical steps to take in the immediate aftermath of the incident to protect legal claims and to investigate crucial facts that may vanish or become less reliable with the passage of time. For this reason, it makes sense to speak with a Massachusetts wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible following a tragic and untimely death which you suspect was caused by negligence or an intentional criminal act.
A family suddenly faced with the untimely death of a loved one has a right to seek recovery for medical expenses, lost income, lost emotional support, funeral and burial expenses, as well as punitive damages when the death was caused by gross negligence, or by malicious, willful, wanton or reckless conduct.
Following an untimely and tragic death, Harriman Law provides counsel to family members or estate administrators contemplating wrongful death actions. Sudden and preventable deaths often occur as a result of:
- Automobile Accidents
- Pedestrian & Bicyclist Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Products
- Construction & Industrial Accidents
- Violent Criminal Acts
Harriman Law pursues wrongful death claims throughout Massachusetts, in all 14 counties. If you have experienced a sudden and traumatic loss, please contact our office today for a free consultation concerning your rights to pursue a wrongful death claim. We are conveniently located in downtown Boston and accessible by public transportation. If, however, you would like to explore your civil options and are unable to travel to Boston, we will come to you to discuss your case. Please call or email us to schedule a free consultation.