Wrongful Death Attorneys
A personal injury caused by the negligence of another can be painful, debilitating and cause tremendous upheaval in the lives of the victims and their families. In the most tragic of cases, the victim does not survive the accident or passes after long suffering, leaving behind pained family members grieving the loss of a loved one and trying to figure out how to deal with the hole in their lives.
Massachusetts law (and most state laws across the United States) allows certain family members to bring a wrongful death action against the parties responsible for causing the death. In such a case, the family or the estate of the deceased can recover money damages to deal with the financial aspects of their loss while also seeking justice and closure by holding the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. The attorneys at Scalli Murphy Law are devoted to helping Massachusetts families recover compensation after a wrongful death to help them find justice, closure and financial support for the challenges they now face. Wrongful death cases are often more difficult to bring than other personal injury matters. With our years of experience across the spectrum of personal injury, we have the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare and present a persuasive case proving the liability of the negligent party. Our comprehensive wrongful death practice encompasses any and all types of fatal accident or wrongful death in Massachussets and throughout the United States, including but not limited to tragedies from:
- Motor Vehicle Collisions
- Dangerous Conditions/Property Defects
- Workplace Accidents
- Defective Products/Dangerous Drugs
- Toxic Exposure/Asbestos
At Scalli Murphy Law, we believe we have abilities to help our clients that many other personal injury firms lack. In addition to personal injury representation, Scalli Murphy Law has handled countless criminal defenses matters and have met many local and state law enforcement personnel and attorneys in prosecutor offices throughout Massachusetts. Many wrongful death cases are investigated, or need to be investigate, by law enforcement and prosecutors. Scalli Murphy Law attorney’s knowledge of Massachusetts criminal justice system and acquaintance with professionals in that arena, help us better represent families of those wrongful killed by negligence, recklessness or carelessness of others. We welcome the opportunity to help you and your family.
How Wrongful Death Claims Work in Massachusetts
In Massachusetts, a wrongful death claim is allowed, among other reasons, for a death that is caused by any of the following:
- A willful, wanton or reckless act that would have provided the basis for a personal injury claim had the victim survived
- A fatal injury involving a breach of warranty
The damages recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit are meant to approximate the fair monetary value of the deceased (compensatory damages)… an awful way to weigh the worth of a wonderful person and their life. It is a lawyer’s job to show and prove how amazing the loved one lost was and to fight for all compensation available despite no amount of money being worth the loss of life.
Fortunately, in many situations, Massachusetts law allows for punitive damages. Meaning an award of money, in addition to compensatory damages (above), to punish the wrongdoer and to send a message to all other wrongdoers that such behavior will NOT be tolerated by society. Punitive damages often provide the decease’s family and heirs with generational wealth so spouses, children and grandchildren have financial security and can fondly honor and remember the family member lost with some small bit of peace.
Let Our Dedicated Legal Team Help You Through Your Massachusetts Wrongful Death Action or Any Wrongful Death Any Where in the United States
It is unimaginable and paralyzing to lose a loved one. Yet as soon as we do there are countless realities to confront and acts to be performed. We know many of the challenges you are facing both short term and long term and want to do all we can to help you manage. We will take on the burden of recovering compensation on your behalf to cover your expenses, make up for lost income, and help you restore order to your life while holding those responsible accountable for their actions. In Massachusetts or any where in the United States, call the wrongful death attorneys at Scalli Murphy Law for a no-cost consultation at 617-387-7000.