Attorney William MacDonald knows how devastating it can be for families that have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing. That is why he has dedicated his career to assisting surviving family members seek justice for their loved ones and recover the financial compensation needed to move forward from such a tragic loss. He can help you understand your legal rights and options after the wrongful death of a family member. Please call us at (413) 734-3515 to discuss your circumstances with a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney during a no-cost consultation.
What is Wrongful Death?
During a wrongful death claim families hold an at-fault party accountable for the death of a loved one in a fatal accident. The type of accident generally does not matter as long as it can be proven that the responsible party’s negligent or wrongful actions caused the death. Through a wrongful death claim, the survivors may pursue compensation for the economic and non-economic damages caused by the death, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and funeral costs.
Unfortunately, devastating accidents happen every day in Massachusetts that tragically cut someone’s life short. Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed on behalf of the heirs of the deceased person. This means that immediate family members, including a spouse, children, or parents are eligible for compensation. An attorney will act on behalf of the family to present evidence and testimony to prove the responsible party is at-fault and that the death was a direct result of the accident.
What Damages Can be Recovered After a Wrongful Death?
While legal action cannot erase such a tragic loss, it is possible to obtain significant financial compensation to assist with life after the death of a loved one. The immediate family members can claim the following damages:
• Medical costs related to hospital care prior to death
• Funeral costs
• Lost wages
• Lost benefits from deceased’s work
• Loss of consortium
• Punitive damages for crimes committed by the at-fault party that caused the death
With a significant financial settlement, the family can focus on healing without worrying about paying for past losses or future expenses related to the death.
Common causes of Wrongful Death claims include:
• Motor vehicle accidents
• Work accidents
• Slip and fall accidents
• Truck accidents
• Construction site accidents
• Defective products
• Medical mistakes
Contact an aggressive Wrongful Death lawyer today! Call (413) 734-3515 and make an appointment with Attorney MacDonald to discuss your legal options at a no cost legal consultation.