Boston Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you lost a loved one because of another party's negligent or reckless actions, you may be able to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation from the individuals or entities responsible for your loved one's death.
However, these entities will do everything in their power to avoid being held liable for their actions or paying compensation. That is why you need experienced legal representation from our Boston wrongful death lawyers. Your initial consultation with our attorneys is free, and we do not charge legal fees unless we achieve a favorable resolution of your case.
Call Janet, Jenner & Suggs today at 1-877-692-3862.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
Our Boston wrongful death lawyers represent families in a variety of wrongful death claims, including claims arising from:
- Defective drugs
- Defective medical devices
- On-the-job accidents
- Accidents at construction sites
- Accidental drowning
No matter how your loved one died, your attorney must prove it was caused by negligence to have a chance at recovering compensation. Your attorney must establish four points to prove negligence occurred:
- The accused had a duty of care to the person who died. Duty of care is a requirement that a person or other entity acts with reasonable care and caution.
- The accused breached his or her duty of care by acting recklessly toward your loved one.
- The breached duty of care was the primary cause of your loved one's death.
- Your loved one's death resulted in damages to your family, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship, among other types of damages.
The central part of negligence is duty of care, and it means different things in different situations.
For example, in a medical setting, medical professionals are required to perform within accepted medical standards when doing surgery or providing medical treatment.
If your case involves a traffic accident, another driver may have breached duty of care by speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or driving while distracted.
Meanwhile, manufacturers could be in breach of duty of care by producing dangerous products or failing to warn consumers of the risks of a product.
Unfortunately, establishing a breach of duty of care and the other elements of negligence is a complex, difficult process. That is why you need skilled representation from a Boston wrongful death lawyer.
Our Boston personal injury attorneys know how to conduct a thorough investigation of your claim to build a strong case offering you the best opportunity to prove negligence occurred.
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Compensation for Wrongful Death
In Massachusetts, wrongful death claims may be brought only by an administrator or executor of the deceased person's estate. This is the person who is responsible for following the instructions laid out in the deceased person’s will. Beneficiaries, or surviving family members, may not sue for wrongful death under their own names.
State laws also govern which family members can collect compensation in a wrongful death claim, including spouses, children, parents or siblings.
Family members could be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:
- Loss of future income
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial support
- Lost retirement savings
- Lost insurance benefits
- Lost expectation of inheritance
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost emotional support
- Pain and suffering
Sometimes family members are entitled to punitive damages in situations where negligence was particularly severe. This form of compensation is intended to punish the liable party and discourage similar conduct by others.
While compensation cannot change what happened, it can help families deal with the financial and emotional aftermath of the unexpected loss of a loved one.
Our Boston wrongful death lawyers are firmly committed to fighting for all of the compensation you are entitled. Our firm has helped many victims of negligence recover compensation and we know how valuable it can be as families attempt to move forward after an accident.
To speak with a representative today, call us at 1-877-692-3862.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Boston Wrongful Death Lawyers
Losing a loved one in an accident or other preventable situation is one of the worst tragedies any family can experience.
It is an emotional time, which is why families should not make any decisions without first consulting a Boston wrongful death lawyer.
If you sign any documents or accept compensation from an individual, corporation or insurance company you could forfeit your right to more compensation.
The Boston wrongful death lawyers at Janet, Jenner & Suggs will put your best interests at the forefront of everything we do. We will not settle for less-than-fair compensation and we are not afraid to take your case to trial to achieve the justice you deserve.
Call us today at 1-877-692-3862 for a free, no obligation legal consultation.