Our practice focuses on wrongful death claims
The sudden and unexpected taking of a life is an unthinkable tragedy, and we are truly sorry for your loss. No one is prepared for these devastating circumstances, especially when they were avoidable and due to someone else’s negligence. Emotions such as grief, shock, anger, pain and shock tend to overtake us. However, an experienced wrongful death attorney can help you take control and help you and your family deal with the challenges and heavy burdens of the wrongful death.
If the decedent was living in Massachusetts, we can represent you and your family regardless of where the death occurred. If the death occurred in Massachusetts, but the decedent was a resident of another state, A Good Law Firm can still represent you and your family.
With more than 40 years of experience representing families in death cases, Alan Goodman understands his clients’ grief and can guide you through the legal process to the other side of your tragedy. He is a leading expert on wrongful death damages, having written the chapter on wrongful death damages in a three-volume national treatise on damages. He will hold those at fault accountable, get the full justice and compensation you are entitled to, and deliver peace of mind, a degree of closure and the ability to move forward in life while honoring the memory of your loved one.
Some of the causes of a wrongful death
We handle wrongful death cases arising from all types of negligent incidents including:
- Auto crashes
- Big rig, tractor-trailer, and dump/garbage truck smash-ups
- Building and ditch collapses
- Bus, train, plane, boat, and helicopter crashes
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Child strangulation on window blind cords
- Dog and animal attacks
- Drunk driving and overservice of liquor by bar
- Failure to diagnose in the ER and hospital
- Failure to diagnose pulmonary embolism (DVT)
- Falling objects, such as falling ice
- Furniture tip-over on child
- Inadequate security
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle collisions
- Nursing home negligence
- Passenger injuries
- Pedestrian knockdowns
- Premises liability, such as casino and resort deaths
- Slip and falls resulting in subdural hematomas
- Swimming pool drowning
Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?
Under Massachusetts law, a close family member must petition the probate court to appoint a personal representative of the decedent’s estate. From there, medical records and autopsy reports can be requested and the case can be developed. A lawsuit may be necessary to prove that the death was due to another person or entity’s fault. Usually, a decedent’s spouse, child or grandchild is appointed.
Damages you are entitled to
In a wrongful death case, you’re entitled to several economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Loss of income
- Advice and counsel
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
There may also be a cause of action for conscious pain and suffering of the decedent. See Mass. Gen. laws Chapter 229, sec. 2.
Statute of Limitations
Usually, a three year time period begins to run from the person’s date of death, but there are important exceptions. Legal advice from a professional is crucial, so do not wait. Contact Alan Goodman, an experienced wrongful death attorney at A Good Law Firm, today.
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Give us the facts, documentation and particulars and we will evaluate the strengths of your case. We may have to track down essential missing reports, records, tax returns, witnesses, and hire independent experts.
Don’t lose your right to file and recover compensation.
You should consider pursuing a wrongful death claim for the good of your family’s future. We focus on the value of your case. No one can put a value on the loss of your loved one’s life.
You deserve the best legal representation during this difficult time. A Good Law Firm has a long history of serving thousands of satisfied clients and collecting millions in settlements. You don’t pay us anything unless we win. We guarantee you can afford us.
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