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Boston Wrongful Death Attorneys

Here to Help During This Difficult Time

It is never easy to lose a loved one, and it is particularly difficult when that loved one is suddenly ripped from your life at the hands of a reckless or negligent person. You should never have to experience the premature loss of a loved one or suffer from the sudden onset of financial instability because of it.

While we can never replace the tragic premature loss of a family member caused by someone else’s negligent or willful act, here at Mitcheson & Lee LLP we understand the difficulties you face because of it. Not only did you lose a family member, but your lifestyle may be severely compromised when the lost loved one was the primary financial provider in your household. Our knowledgeable wrongful death attorneys in Boston zealously represent surviving family members and know what it takes to get them the recovery they deserve.

We provide compassionate and dedicated legal counsel for the surviving families of wrongful death victims. Call (617) 934-3207 or get in touch with us online to arrange a free consultation.

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death is a legal claim that could be brought by an immediate family member of the deceased, such as the surviving spouse, parents, and children, as the result of death by the negligent or willful act of another person. Wrongful death of a loved one could happen anywhere: Someone running a red light, medical malpractice, or even simply poorly maintained premises such as an unstable staircase, rickety railings, or uneven carpeting can cause wrongful death.

The common causes of wrongful death may include but are not limited to:

Damages for Wrongful Death

You should not have to suffer the financial consequences of someone’s poor actions. The type and percentage of recovery a plaintiff could get would depend on the plaintiff’s relationship to the deceased.

Compensable damages for the wrongful death of a loved one may include but are not limited to:

  • Funeral and burial costs

  • Medical bills

  • Lost income

  • Non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

In most cases, wrongful death lawsuits are filed by the immediate family of the deceased person. Spouses and children are generally the people most affected — emotionally and financially — by the death, and therefore often have the grounds to file a wrongful death claim.

Of course, there are cases in which the victim was unmarried or had no children, or may have served as a provider for someone other than a spouse of children. In these cases, other family members could be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces, nephews, and others can file a claim under certain circumstances. In other cases, a person who is not related to the deceased person (such as an administrator of their estate) may file the lawsuit. Our Boston wrongful death attorneys can help you understand your rights following the passing of a loved one and can guide you through every step of your case.

Contact Us to Speak with our Legal Team

Our experienced attorneys understand the time sensitively of wrongful death cases. In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations to file for a wrongful death lawsuit against the liable parties is three years from the date of death. Contact us today to speak with our legal team and get started on your case.

If you or someone you know lost a family member to the willful or negligent act of another, please schedule a complimentary consultation with our compassionate wrongful death lawyers in Boston by calling (617) 934-3207.