WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY
Losing a loved one at the expense of an act of negligence can be a painful experience. From the emotional toll to the financial burden that is placed on surviving relatives, an incident resulting in a wrongful death can alter someone’s life in difficult and complicated ways. Knowing what you are owed as the result of a wrongful death is an important step in the process of gaining closure in this trying time.
What constitutes a “wrongful death”?
A wrongful death is a death that occurs following the wrongdoing or negligence of an individual or group of individuals.
Causes of Wrongful Death 1+2
While there are many incidents that can result in a wrongful death, a few examples include:
- Medical Malpractice
- Motor Vehicle Accident
- Workplace Accident
- Accident that occurs during a supervised activity
- Product malfunction
Who can sue for wrongful death? 2+3+4
While there are variances from state to state, immediate family members are always entitled to file a wrongful death claim. In both Massachusetts and Connecticut, a claim must be filed by the administrator of the deceased individual’s estate.
Steps to take if a loved one has died wrongfully:
If a family member has died at the fault of a negligent act, it is important to reach out to a skilled team of attorneys as soon as possible to ensure your case is handled with care. In the state of Massachusetts, a wrongful death claim must be filed within three years of the victim’s death. 3 In Connecticut, a claim must be filed within two years. 4
THE TEAM OF LAWYERS AT THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID BRUNELLE CAN HELP YOU WITH YOUR CASE SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON GETTING BETTER. IF YOU OR A FAMILY MEMBER HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT AND HAVE SUSTAINED INUJURIES IN WESTERN MA OR NORTHERN CT, CALL THE OFFICE AT 413-539-5959.
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