Search Site
Menu

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Massachusetts

Nothing is more tragic than the loss of a loved one, especially when it is due to the negligence or incompetence of another person or entity. Often family members are left to pay huge hospital bills and funeral expenses, which is harder with a new gap in the family income. Although nothing can replace a lost loved one, there are legal options to recover compensation to ease the financial worries of those left behind.

In order to file a wrongful death claim in Massachusetts, the death must be the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Also, the statute of limitations states that the claim must be filed within three years from the date of death, or from the date the death first became known. Some of the most common wrongful death claims in Massachusetts include:

  • Workplace accidents. Many accidents occur in the workplace when employers fail to meet safety standards.
  • Products liability. This deals with products that are unsafe, defective, or fail to warn the consumer of possible safety issues concerning the product. This can be anything from pharmaceutical drugs to baby toys.
  • Medical malpractice. Unfortunately, doctors and other health care providers make mistakes. When their treatment falls below the standards expected in the medical community, they become liable.
  • Automobile accidents. When people are negligent or careless behind the wheel the results can be fatal.

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one and are not sure whether to file a wrongful death claim, contacting an experienced wrongful death attorney in Massachusetts can help you determine if you have a case.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

Client Reviews
  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Robert Feinberg did a fantastic job handling our case. He is a thoughtful, caring man, cordial and a complete professional. The settlement we received was more than we had ever anticipated, his legal work is beyond reproach. Thank you Robert!!

    Read more

    Robert Bard

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    After my motorcycle accident I contacted Feinberg & Alban. I met with Marsha for a consultation and she was great. Their entire team kept me in the loop for the entire process. Colleen was also a part of my case, she help me with understanding a lot ...

    Read more

    Beantownie 617

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I will be forever grateful to Robert and his team at Feinberg & Alban, P.C. He is the best of the best and I truly cannot recommend his expertise enough. Having Robert represent me brought me great comfort. I never once doubted that he would not be s...

    Read more

    Mitchell Petitti

  • lawyers
    5.0/5.0

    I will be forever grateful to Robert and his team at Feinberg & Alban, P.C. He is the best of the best and I truly cannot recommend his expertise enough. Having Robert represent me brought me great comfort. I never once doubted that he would not be s...

    Read more

    Client

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Robert and his team were unbelievably caring and thorough in working on my interests. It was a very serious case. It needed much attention and skill. Robert and his team were always there for me from the time I was in the hospital. They got me an ama...

    Read more

    Jason Lebovitz

See all reviews
Awards & Affiliations
Contact us

Quick Contact Form