Find Justice For Your Family After A Fatal Accident
In Massachusetts, wrongful death cases may be brought on behalf of the deceased by his or her surviving spouse, children, parents and, in some situations, brothers and sisters. At the Law Office of Colonna & Doyle, we help bereaved individuals and families fight for justice and obtain compensation for the loss, pain and suffering resulting from a serious, fatal injury leading to wrongful death.
If you lost a loved one under circumstances in which you suspect or know that something was not right, our experienced wrongful death attorneys will investigate to see if you have a wrongful death claim. Please contact our Essex County personal injury law firm for a free consultation with one of our experienced wrongful death lawyers.
How Does Wrongful Death Happen?
In Massachusetts, a wrongful death claim may arise out of a number of circumstances, including:
- Malpractice by a doctor
- Dental malpractice
- Pharmaceutical error
- Fatal motor vehicle accidents
- Collisions with a commercial truck
- Fatal airplane accidents
- Death in childbirth
- Infant death
- Alcohol-related accidents
- Death during a supervised activity, such as a field trip or sports tournament
Damages In A Wrongful Death Case
Several factors are taken into consideration when courts determine financial damages in wrongful death cases, including loss of support, loss of services, loss of consortium and loss of potential inheritance.
If the deceased was the primary breadwinner in a family with young children, the financial impact on the family could be significant. If the deceased was an infant, young child or an elderly member of a family, the financial impact would be measured in different terms.
The need for financial compensation is not the only factor that motivates people to bring wrongful death claims. Often, when malpractice is involved, the victims of malpractice feel a responsibility to make sure it does not happen to anyone else.
Let Us Help Your Family
Our skilled and compassionate personal injury attorneys have been helping people throughout the North Shore area of Massachusetts through difficult times since 1995. To learn more about our firm’s experience with wrongful death claims, please contact Colonna & Doyle to schedule a free initial consultation. Call our Lynnfield office at 781-667-2658 or send an e-mail.