If you have lost a loved one in a vehicle collision, a work-related accident, or as a result of dangerous premises or a defective product and you are like most people in this tragic situation, you are not sure what to do next. Along with grief and a deep sense of loss, you may be experiencing other feelings as well: anger, confusion, and possibly even fear about what is to come. Take a few deep breaths and let an experienced wrongful death attorney help you.
Following the death of a loved one, you are likely to face a number of unplanned expenses. Medical bills, funeral costs, and other payments will add up quickly. If you relied on your loved one’s income, you may suddenly be struggling to cover your family’s cost of living as well. On top of it all, there is the emotional toll of coping with your unexpected and unimaginable loss.
You Are Not Alone – Let Us Help You Seek Just Compensation
At the Law Office of John J. Sheehan, we provide experienced legal representation for families coping with wrongful death in the Boston area and throughout Massachusetts. We know what you are going through, and we understand that you want a lawyer who can handle your claim while you focus on spending time with your family. While we will need your input on certain aspects of your claim and will certainly want to keep you informed on the progress of your case, when you work with us, you can expect to receive compassionate client service coupled with aggressive legal representation.
Our attorneys handle wrongful death claims involving all types of accidents, and we represent families of victims who either lived or worked in Massachusetts. If you have recently lost a loved due to any of the following, we invite you to contact us for an initial consultation:
- Car accident
- Construction accident
- Dangerous premises
- Defective products (including vehicle defects)
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Work-related accident
At the Law Office of John J. Sheehan, your initial consultation is completely free, and one of our attorneys would be happy to come meet with you in person. We handle all wrongful death cases on contingency fees, which means that you do not pay anything unless we secure financial compensation for your financial and emotional losses. Before you accept any settlement or decide to take your case to trial, we will make sure you have all of the facts so that you can make an informed decision.
Pursuing a Wrongful Death Claim in Massachusetts
Under Massachusetts law, in most cases, wrongful death recoveries are limited to the deceased’s spouse, children, and grandchildren. However, in some situations, a financial recovery may be possible for other next of kin. Wrongful death claims must be brought by the deceased’s executor (the person responsible for taking care of the deceased’s final affairs), and generally must be commenced within three years of the date of death. However, Massachusetts’ wrongful death laws can be complicated, and we encourage you to speak with one of our attorneys before you make any decisions about whether to try to pursue a claim.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s death, the financial compensation available through a wrongful death claim (and a companion “survival action”) may include:
- The deceased’s medical expenses
- The deceased’s pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of the deceased’s income
- Loss of the deceased’s services, protection, care, assistance, companionship, comfort, guidance, and advice
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Punitive damages in cases involving malicious, willful, reckless, or grossly negligent conduct
Surviving family members often do not realize the full financial impact of an unexpected loss. At the Law Office of John J. Sheehan, we can help you understand your rights, and we will do everything in our power to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact a Boston, MA Wrongful Death Attorney Today
If you would like to discuss your claim with an experienced wrongful death attorney, please contact us to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. We are available 24/7, so call 877-762-9510 or contact us online now.
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