Massachusetts Wrongful Death Attorney

Massachusetts wrongful death law is designed to protect families who experience the loss of a loved one through someone else’s negligence. A drunk driver hitting a child, a careless doctor causing a patient’s death or a company selling a defective product that kills a consumer – these are some examples of wrongful death cases.

When an accident results in death, the victim’s family may bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent person responsible for the accident. Financial compensation for this claim can help families pay for funeral expenses, loss of income, financial hardship and pain and suffering. 

Since evidence may be discarded, it is very important to contact a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Our Boston wrongful death lawyers will move quickly to establish the facts surrounding the case and assist you in filing a wrongful death claim. We represent every wrongful death client on a contingent fee basis, meaning there are absolutely no legal fees or costs unless you recover money.

Call us at 1-888-554-2889 today to talk to a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney. We offer:

  • A free, no-obligation wrongful death case evaluation
  • No fee unless we win your case
  • Flexible appointments 
  • Home and hospital visits

Massachusetts Wrongful Death Claims

Massachusetts wrongful death claims can be brought against a person, people or a company for almost any kind of negligent or careless act, including:

A wrongful death claim is a civil action, which means you and a Massachusetts wrongful death lawyer can sue the people responsible for damages. This lawsuit can be in addition to any charges they might face in a criminal court.


Massachusetts Wrongful Death Claims Involving Vehicles

Every year, the Kelley Law Group, P.C. sees a large number of Massachusetts wrongful death claims being brought against the driver of another vehicle. Due to careless or drunk driving, driving while impaired, falling asleep or using their cellphones, drivers can change the lives of a family in an instant. 

Auto Accidents – If your loved one was in a car and was killed by the driver of another vehicle, wrongful death law may apply. Our Boston wrongful death lawyers represent claims for a wide range of car accidents that have led to death, including head-on collisions and rear-end car accidents.

Drunk Driving – A leading cause of death on Massachusetts roads, drunk driving accidents are particularly distressing for families. At Kelley Law Group, P.C., a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney can evaluate whether both the driver and the dram shop that served him or her can be held responsible.

Car-Pedestrian Accidents – Children and runners are at a particularly high risk of being struck by an inattentive driver. If your family member has been struck by a car while walking or running, our compassionate Boston wrongful death lawyers can advise you on your next legal steps.

Car-Bicyclist Accidents – Not all drivers wish to share the road with bicyclists. Dangerous passing or simply failing to be aware of bicycles can result in tragedy. Establishing the facts in a car-bicycle case is particularly important, which is why it is important to talk to a Massachusetts wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the accident.

Truck Driving Accidents – Because of their size, trucks are particularly dangerous on the roads. Semi rollovers, roadway crossovers, jackknife accidents and tractor trailer collisions have all been causes of wrongful death. If your family member has been killed by a truck, speak to a Boston wrongful death lawyer at Kelley Law Group, P.C.


Massachusetts Wrongful Death Compensation and Punitive Damages

In addition to awarding claims for compensation, Massachusetts courts may also decide to impose punitive damages because of a defendant’s gross negligence or reckless conduct.

Punitive damages are intended to deter the defendant and any others from repeating their behavior. They are often awarded when the courts feel that compensatory damages are not sufficient. Victims typically receive some financial part of a punitive damages award.


Contact a Massachusetts Wrongful Death Attorney for a Free Case Evaluation

If your family member or loved has died, and it is possible that someone’s negligence caused the death, contact an experienced Boston wrongful death lawyer to discuss your legal rights. Massachusetts wrongful death lawsuits are often complex, and our Massachusetts wrongful death lawyers will take you step-by-step through the legal issues surrounding your case. 

Call us at 1-888-554-2889 today to talk to a Boston wrongful death lawyer. We offer:

  • A free, no-obligation wrongful death case evaluation
  • No fee unless we win your case
  • Flexible appointments 
  • Home and hospital visits

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