Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death is a legal claim to recover monetary damages for the preventable death of a family member that was caused by some fatal error, negligence or other type of misconduct.  Wrongful death law deals with the ultimate loss.  The untimely death of a family member is emotionally and often financially devastating.  The loss of comfort, care, companionship and support causes a permanent and profound vacuum in the family.  And a wrongfully caused death leaves the family with a terrible sense of injustice.  Boston injury lawyers most commonly see wrongful death cases arise as a result of fatal motor vehicle collisions, defective product malfunctions, defective property hazards, medical malpractice, and construction and industrial accidents.

Fortunately, Massachusetts personal injury law provides the surviving family members with an avenue for civil justice that can provide a measure of peace and closure.  The law of wrongful death imposes legal and monetary responsibility on those who caused the fatality.  The claim is an attempt to reimburse the beneficiaries of the estate, typically the spouse, children or other living relatives, for the loss of the decedent’s support, care, comfort and companionship.

It takes the right kind of experienced, dedicated trial attorney to ensure that justice is done in these high-stakes cases.   Massachuetts and Rhode Island injury attorney Jonathan D. Sweet, Esq. has successfully handled dozens of major wrongful death claims.  He has also assisted families with the probate process of setting up an estate and distributing the funds to its beneficiaries to help secure their financial futures.  For more information about a potential wrongful death case, Attorney Sweet can be contacted anytime.  There is never a charge for an initial consultation.