There are numerous circumstances that can lead to a wrongful death case in Massachusetts. For example, a wrongful death case can involve matters ranging from a tragic assault, automobile or bicycle accident to less-common types of incidents, such as, gas explosions, fires and drownings. For this reason, attorneys handling these types of cases must appreciate the importance of developing a unique strategy for each situation, many times requiring expert analysis, in order to present the strongest possible case in court.
Each wrongful death case is guided by Massachusetts laws which determine both the circumstances under which a claim can proceed and the types of damages that are potentially recoverable. Surviving family members experience tremendous grief associated with an unexpected loss and also suffer financially without the future support of their deceased loved one. Under Massachusetts law, a surviving family member bringing a wrongful death claim after an accident may be able to recover compensation not only for their pecuniary loss, but also for the conscious pain and suffering of the decedent before their death.
The attorneys at Butters Brazilian LLP value the immense responsibility and trust that comes with pursuing justice for wrongful death victims and their surviving family members. If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent behavior, please contact Butters Brazilian LLP to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our Boston-based trial attorneys.