Massachusetts Statute of Limitations
The Massachusetts statute of limitations sets a deadline for filing a wrongful death claim. If this deadline passes, you will lose your opportunity to bring a case. For this reason, it is vital that you contact our Boston wrongful death lawyers as soon as possible if you believe your loved one was a victim of wrongful death.
If you are entitled to file a claim, we can help make sure it gets filed before the deadline. We do not want the statute of limitations to prevent you and your family from obtaining fair compensation if your loved one’s death was a result of negligence. We work on a contingency fee basis and do not receive compensation unless our clients do first.
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Defining the Massachusetts Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitations places restrictions on the amount of time injury victims have to bring a legal action, such as a lawsuit. If you do not file a claim within this timeframe, you will forfeit your right to bring a claim.
Under the Massachusetts statute of limitations, you must file a wrongful death lawsuit within three years from the date of death or from the time you should have known a claim was possible.
This means there could be a period of time after your loved one’s death when there is no expectation that you would know a claim was possible. However, once you become aware or are reasonably expected to become aware that a lawsuit is an option, the clock starts ticking on the statute of limitations.
It can be tough to determine the deadline in your case without the help of a skilled Boston personal injury attorney. The lawyers at Janet, Janet & Suggs are well-versed on the Massachusetts statute of limitations.
If you are entitled to a wrongful death claim, we can help make sure the lawsuit is prepared properly so it can be filed before the statute of limitations expires. If your claim’s statute of limitations has already run out, we can help determine if you can file another type of legal claim with a different statute of limitations.
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It takes time to investigate a wrongful death claim and put together a lawsuit that has a chance of success. However, the statute of limitations restricts the amount of time our wrongful death attorneys have to investigate and file a claim.
That is why it is so important to contact us right away if you believe your loved one’s death was caused by negligence. We want your claim to be filed within the statute of limitations and still receive the care and attention to detail it deserves.
We can determine the statute of limitations for your lawsuit and begin investigating your case while you and your family focus on dealing with the aftermath of the loss of your loved one.
Schedule a free consultation today. Call us at 1-877-692-3862.