Who Is Eligible To File A Wrongful Death Claim?
Consult With Taunton, Massachusetts, Attorneys Representing Families
A wrongful death case can arise out of a fatal motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall accident, construction site accident or any other type of accident.
If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another party in any type of accident, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights to compensation.
Massachusetts has specific statutes that govern who is eligible to collect money in a wrongful death claim. During your free consultation, our lawyers will explain whether you are entitled to file a claim and how to move your claim forward.
If you are, in fact, eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit and if you choose to work with our law firm, then our job as lawyers will be twofold:
- To determine and document negligence on the part of a person or entity that resulted in injuries that caused your family member’s death
- To determine whether insurance coverage is available to compensate you
To obtain the maximum compensation in a wrongful death case, your attorney has to be willing to try it before a judge. Trying cases is something the Law Offices of Aleixo and Murray, P.C., has done successfully, time and time again, for clients in Taunton and surrounding communities.
Insurance Issues And Investigations In Fatality Cases
In wrongful death cases, there often is inadequate insurance to compensate family members for their expenses, losses and emotional pain. Our lawyers are experienced in searching out the maximum amount of coverage to pay for your loss. Sometimes this means “stacking” insurance coverage from two or more different policies.
For example, our lawyers recently handled a wrongful death case involving a single-car accident. Our client was killed in the accident, and the other person in the vehicle was critically injured and went into a coma. The insurance company raised questions about who was driving the car: our client or the other party. By interviewing witnesses, our lawyers were able to prove that our client was a passenger in the vehicle. This finding allowed us to make a claim against the driver’s insurance company as well as our client’s insurance company.
We handle all injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no attorneys’ fees unless we make a recovery for you.