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Massachusetts Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe a type of a claim made against a person or entity who can be held liable for a death. Wrongful death cases can result from all types of accidents, including:

Compassionate and experienced representation in wrongful death cases

Dealing with the impact of the sudden death of a loved one is overwhelming. If you choose to call Sankey Law Offices, it is our goal to relieve you of the burden of dealing with legal issues so that you can focus on your own and your family’s emotional needs.

At Sankey Law Offices, we compassionately represent families after tragic accidents. We understand that filing a wrongful death suit may provide families with important closure after an accident. We will always take the time to inform our clients of the progress of the case every step of the way. When you work with us, your case will not just be a file.

Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

Our firm will make sure that your rights, benefits, and legal remedies are protected. While we understand that no amount of money will come close to compensating your family for the loss of a loved one who has been killed in an accident, monetary damages are the only remedy the law provides. These damages are often necessary to help family members deal with the financial losses resulting from the loss of the family breadwinner. Under Massachusetts law, the estate may recover monetary damages for:

  • Lost current and future income
  • Conscious pain and suffering of the deceased
  • Loss of care, comfort, and companionship of the family
  • Punitive damages — if the conduct was willful or grossly negligent

Our goal in representing your family and the estate is to understand the day-to-day life of the accident victim. We will take the time to learn about the victim’s job, personal life, and family to allow us to demonstrate the full nature of your loss to the court.

Statute of Limitations in Wrongful Death Cases

In Massachusetts, the time to bring a wrongful death suit is normally limited to three years from the date of death. It is important to begin discussions with a wrongful death lawyer soon after an accident so that we can begin to investigate the circumstances of the accident. We want to be sure that we have immediate access to all evidence that is relevant to the case, such as the location of the accident, the police report, and the name of any witnesses to the accident.

No legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you

In wrongful death cases, and in all personal injury cases, we are pleased to represent you on a contingent-fee basis. This means that you do not pay us for legal services unless we obtain a financial recovery for you.

For advice about your options if a loved one is killed as the result of another’s negligence, contact Sankey Law Offices at our Boston, Mansfield, or Braintree office. We will help you receive compensation for your injuries, property damage, and lost wages.