By Robert I. Feinberg | Published July 14, 2015 | |
Wrongful death claims in Massachusetts are based on Chapter 229, Section 2 of the Massachusetts General Laws statute. In this blog, I will discuss the most important details of this statute. The claim is brought by a personal representative of the decedent, referred to as an administrator/administratrix or executor/executrix.Read More
Boston families are gearing up for summer fun, including time at the beach, lake or pool. Before you pack the new flip-flops and locate that bottle of 30 SPF lotion, take time to review some important information about recognizing the actual signs that an adult or child is drowning. Unlike Hollywood depictions of someone in Read MoreRead More
On Patriot’s Day, we watched in horror as this iconic Boston event was shattered by terrorism. In just one week, the One Fund Boston raised over $20 million for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. More than 50,000 individuals and businesses contributed, nearly $5 million of which was contributed online. Kenneth Feinberg, no relation, Read MoreRead More
Many people are unaware that in a wrongful death action in Massachusetts, which is brought under Massachusetts General Laws, c. 229 s. 2, the proceeds are meant to be distributed to the statutory beneficiaries and pass outside of the estate. It must be noted that M.G.L. c. 229, sec. 2 references the classes of statutory Read MoreRead More
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 Read MoreRead More
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