Wrongful Death Lawyer in Waltham
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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Waltham
When a loved one dies due to an accident, illness, or certain injuries, you may believe it is impossible to avoid such a death. Take, for example, a situation where your loved one goes in for a minor medical procedure and never makes it out alive. Under such circumstances, there's always a high chance that such a death could have been avoided in the first place. But the person who caused it doesn't want you to know that, and for obvious reasons; they can be held responsible for the loss. That's where a Morgan and Morgan wrongful death lawyer in Waltham comes in. If you lost a loved one under such circumstances, we will review your case to determine if there was any case of negligence or recklessness which could have been avoided. If so, we might be able to help you recover compensation for your losses. Fill out this form to learn more.
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What Are Some Examples of Wrongful Death Cases a Lawyer Can Handle?
At Morgan and Morgan, we handle most cases involving the death of a family member due to negligence or intentional harm caused by another party. These may include but are not limited to deaths caused by car accidents, medical negligence, workplace accidents, faulty products, premises liability, and other intentional acts, such as violent conduct.
How Much Compensation Can I Recover for a Wrongful Death?
There is no standard amount of compensation for wrongful death cases. Each situation is different, and that's why you need a free case evaluation to determine whether you have a valid claim. That said, in a typical wrongful death claim, you may be able to recover:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses related to the final injury or illness
- Lost income and future earning potential of the deceased
- Loss of companionship, guidance, and support the deceased would have provided had they been alive
- Emotional pain and suffering experienced by the surviving family members
How Do I Prove a Wrongful Death Case?
When proving liability in a wrongful death, you must establish the following elements:
- the defendant had a legal obligation to act responsibly and avoid causing harm to others, including the deceased;
- the defendant's actions or negligence breached their duty of care to the deceased;
- there was a direct link between the defendant's breach of duty and the death of your loved one; and
- you have proof of the financial and emotional losses suffered by you and other surviving family members due to the wrongful death.
Once these four elements have been met, you may be able to proceed with a claim or lawsuit (whichever is appropriate based on your circumstances) against the at-fault party.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Cases in Waltham?
In Waltham, Massachusetts, you only have three years from the date of your loved one's death to take legal action. If you miss this deadline, you'll lose your right to sue, which explains the importance of seeking legal counsel immediately.
Who Can Be Liable for a Wrongful Death?
Any party judged for having been negligent or reckless, leading to your loved one's death, can be held liable. Besides individuals, you may be able to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against a company, organization, or government agency.
Let's Help You Fight for Your Loved One
Filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit is a huge step toward finding a sense of closure after your loved one's death. In addition, the compensation you receive can go a long way into settling outstanding medical bills, paying for tuition, and covering other financial gaps left behind by your beloved. Fill out our free case evaluation form today to have your case reviewed by a wrongful death expert from America's largest injury firm — Morgan and Morgan.