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Boston Personal Injury Lawyer > Boston Wrongful Death Lawyer

Boston Wrongful Death Lawyer

At the Leontire and Associates, P.C., our Boston wrongful death lawyers have experience and success helping victims of the most serious accidents and catastrophic injuries. Sometimes, an injury victim tragically does not survive the accident. In these situations, our lawyers pursue wrongful death actions to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence, and to obtain compensation for bereaved family members to help them with the additional costs they must face due to the loss they have incurred.

Facts about Massachusetts Wrongful Death Law

Massachusetts law allows a wrongful death claim whenever a death is caused by:

  • Negligence
  • A willful, wanton or reckless act that would have given the victim a personal injury claim
  • A breach of warranty injury that leads to death

A wrongful death case is brought by the executor or administrator of the estate for the benefit of:

  • The surviving spouse
  • The surviving spouse and a surviving child shared 50/50
  • The spouse and all children, with 1/3 going to the spouse and the remaining 2/3 divided among the children
  • The deceased’s next of kin if there is no surviving spouse or children

The plaintiff in a wrongful death action can recover for the fair monetary value of the deceased. This includes costs such as:

  • The loss of the person’s reasonably expected net income, services, protection, care, assistance, society, companionship, comfort, guidance, counsel and advice
  • Reasonable funeral and burial expenses
  • Punitive damages of at least $5,000 if the actions causing death were malicious, willful, wanton or reckless, or amounted to gross negligence
  • Conscious pain and suffering (this amount is paid to the estate and distributed accordingly)

Help is Available from Compassionate and Dedicated Boston Wrongful Death Lawyers

If you have lost a loved in a car or truck accident, medical malpractice or other instance of negligence in Boston or New Bedford, call the Leontire and Associates, P.C. at 855-223-9080 for a free consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable Boston wrongful death lawyer.

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