Highly Experienced Fatal Accident Attorney in Massachusetts
Over Four Decades of Experience Winning Financial Compensation for Grieving Families in Massachusetts
When a loved one dies under any circumstances, you may be overwhelmed with sorrow—your heart is broken, and the pain is crushing. As you grieve, your struggle to come to terms with the surreal, indisputable fact that you’ll never see your loved one again makes everyday life difficult. Any death is sad, but when the tragic, unexpected loss is because of another’s negligence, recklessness, carelessness or malicious misconduct or disregard for human life, you likely also yearn for justice. The wrongdoer should be held accountable, and Massachusetts’ wrongful death laws governing monetary damages can ensure that they are.
A Good Law Firm® Will Take On Your Fight When You Can’t Go It Alone
As you cope with your sorrow, you may feel overwhelmed by the practicalities of paying for a funeral and what you face economically if your loved one provided you and your family with income critical for your survival. Alan Goodman has over 42 years of experience as a wrongful death lawyer in Springfield, MA and serves the the surrounding communities. Not only do Massachusetts’ laws provide for income and other financial losses and expenses if the harming person or entity is found civilly liable for your loved one’s death, but it also may provide compensation for emotional pain and loss of your loved one’s companionship, shared home responsibilities and care of any of the decedent’s children. If you are a family member struggling with a fatal accident or incident caused by the negligence of another, get immediate information & advice today by calling A Good Law Firm® at (413) 736-1616 to schedule a free consultation.
Attorney Alan R. Goodman, who founded A Good Law Firm® over 42 years ago, will pursue the justice your loved one deserves when you put your financial burdens and concerns in his capable hands. As he pursues your wrongful death claim, always treating you with understanding and kindness, perhaps you’ll have some respite from pragmatic concerns, which may allow you space and time to properly grieve.
- Our office settled a wrongful death claim against a homeowner when the young grandchild fell into the homeowner’s swimming and was not discovered until he drowned to death. The claim was settled against the homeowner’s insurance policy for the liability limits and for separate medical payments coverage. The property owner was negligent for not having a locked gate and for having the handle to open the gate so low as to allow a young child to easily open it.
- Our office settled a case against a state agency when the child was placed in a foster care setting where a Rottweiler was in an unlocked cage and the young child open it to play with the dog, resulting in the dog decapitating the child. Claim for wrongful death against the agency and the homeowner was settled after extensive litigation and an all-day mediation.
A Vigorous Advocate for Grieving Families, Wrongful Death Attorney Alan R. Goodman Has Won Numerous Multi-Million Dollar Settlements for Clients
As a documented legal trailblazer, attorney Alan R. Goodman has been inarguably instrumental in changing Massachusetts’ personal injury laws to better protect the community and make collection of maximum monetary compensation easier for victims harmed by the negligence and recklessness of others.
Since founding A Good Law Firm® in 1977, personal injury attorney Goodman has recovered massive multi-million-dollar settlements for his clients, spanning a wide and varied range of personal injury claims. With such a successful track record, his achievements have been recognized by influential luminaries, including consumer advocates Ralph Nader and Colston E. Warne, revered judges, respected politicians and numerous victim advocacy groups. Notable for his vast legal knowledge and experience, attorney Goodman has been frequently solicited by major television networks for his legal expertise and knowledge. He has been featured on many primetime news magazine programs including CBS’s 60 Minutes, ABC’s Good Morning America and 20/20.
Who’s Entitled to File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit? Under Massachusetts law, if you are the spouse, child(ren), parent(s), qualifying domestic partner, dependent step-child(ren) or other qualifying family member of a person who was killed because of the negligence, recklessness or malicious conduct of another, you are entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The types of incidents that may constitute a wrongful death civil lawsuit include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Pedestrian collision
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Fatal bus accidents
- Medical Malpractice fatality
- Defective product fatality
- Pharmaceutical error
- Medical malpractice
- Fetal or newborn injury
- Nursing home abuse
- Third-party workplace accident
- Slip and fall
- Premises liability incidents
- Improper premises security and lighting
- Environmental toxicity or spill
- Poorly maintained roadways and/or signage
- Nursing home wrongful death
- Pedestrian accident wrongful death
- Slip & fall wrongful death
- Bus crash wrongful death
- Train crash wrongful death
- Swimming pool drownings & fatalities
- Hospital deaths
- Emergency room deaths
- Fatal Public Transportation Collision or Crashes
What Constitutes Compensable Punitive Damages in a Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
When your loved one’s death is proven to have been caused by egregious malicious, willful, wanton or reckless conduct or gross negligence by another, a Massachusetts civil court may also award punitive monetary damages separate from funeral expenses, lost income and consortium.
Though a family may receive a punitive damages settlement amount, such an award’s purpose is to additionally punish the person or entity that caused the death and, also, send a clear message to the community at large that such behavior or circumstances is intolerable and will be punished.
Preparing A Solid Case Takes Time—the Sooner You Begin, the Better
Though you may think you have time to wait, the more time that passes after a fatal accident, the greater the likelihood that evidence may be lost or destroyed, witness’ memories may fade, and other important factors may be damaged, thereby building a strong case much more difficult.
The Massachusetts Statute of Limitations Deadline for Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit is Strict
While filing a wrongful death lawsuit isn’t foremost on your mind while you’re reeling from your loved one’s death, attorney Alan R. Goodman strongly advises you to act as quickly as possible. While there are a few exceptions to this, the three-year statute of limitations deadline in Massachusetts for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is generally strict and inflexible. We recommend you calling us today to discuss your matter personally.
Attorney Alan R. Goodman is Prepared to Personally Handle Your Case—Call or Email Us Today for Your Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation
To learn more about whether the death of your loved one can be civilly pursued in a wrongful death lawsuit, call A Good Law Firm® now for your free, no-obligation warm and compassionate case evaluation in his conveniently located Springfield office. Take immediate action to pursue justice and monetary compensation for your damages by calling (413) 738-1616 (phone answers 24/7) or email attorney Alan R. Goodman a private, confidential message on our contact form for a prompt, respectful response.