The attorneys at Finn & Eaton, P.C. represent individuals and family members who have lost a loved one due to a wrongful death. Wrongful death cases are the unfortunate cases where the injuries caused by the negligence of another are so severe that they result in death. The wrongful death statute in Massachusetts, M.G.L. c. 229, creates a statutory framework for proper parties and procedures for wrongful death cases.
The wrongful death statute sets forth proper parties to a wrongful death suit, such as who may be liable for a death and who may file suit on behalf of the decedent. It also lists who may be entitled to compensation due to the wrongful death, such as the decedent’s spouse, the children of a married decedent or the next of kin of an unmarried decedent.
Wrongful death cases are always difficult and emotional. There are many intricacies in wrongful death lawsuits that could be potential pitfalls for unwary lawyers. If you have any questions or concerns about a possible wrongful death claim, please do not hesitate to contact us to schedule a free consultation to learn about your options.