Wrongful Death Claims

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When a person dies as a result of the negligence of another, such cases are called wrongful death claims. Under Massachusetts law, recovery against a liable party is based on the loss of a loved one to certain identified family members and the estate. Under most circumstances, a wrongful death claim may involve any sort of accident in which the defendant negligently or recklessly caused death. A complex Massachusetts statute governs wrongful death cases. Our attorneys focus their attention on proving liability in these serious matters and prepare the crucial evidence concerning the loss to survivors. Feel free to contact us 24/7 or complete the contact form for an immediate response.

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Wrongful Death Claims

Frequently Asked Questions

If I am a victim of a hit and run accident, what special steps should I take?

First and foremost, you should call the police immediately. Obviously, if you or a passenger have sustained personal injury, obtain emergency medical assistance. You must report a hit and run accident to your own insurance company within 24 hours in order to preserve your right to coverage.

What are liens, and how do they affect my damages recovery?

A lien is the legal right to repayment. Liens are established in motor vehicle cases in a few different ways. First, some medical providers establish liens to protect their right to the payment of outstanding medical bills from the settlement of a personal injury case. Second, personal health insurance companies establish liens to allow them to be reimbursed for any payments made for medical treatment in a motor vehicle accident case. Third, certain public benefits paid to motor vehicle accident victims may be recovered through liens. In all cases, Massachusetts law establishes procedures and rights of lien holders. If applicable, a lien reduces the amount of damages an accident victim receives.

I was injured in a motor vehicle accident while at work. Are my work-related injuries treated differently?

In this set of circumstances, your work related injuries are compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act. At the same time, you may have a right against a negligent motor vehicle operator as well. The interrelationship between a workers' compensation case and a personal injury claim is always complicated. You must be careful, as you will be dealing with at least two different insurance companies and their claims personnel. As has been said, you shouldn't go it alone.

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