Somerville Wrongful Death
Somerville, a densely populated city of 75,000 located just outside of Boston, was originally a part of Charlestown. Today, the city has its own unique culture and composition, with a mix of young professionals, college students, and long-time residents. Unfortunately, tragic accidents happen, unexpectedly and prematurely taking the lives of family members and friends. At Altman & Altman, LLP-conveniently located near Somerville in Boston and Cambridge-our attorneys understand that there is no way to truly compensate for the death of a loved one. If you believe a loved one has passed away due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, you are advised to contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer at the Massachusetts law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP to seek maximum recovery for your loss.
In determining appropriate compensation for your loss, courts will consider a number of factors, including the age of the deceased, his intelligence and level of education, his current and anticipated earning capacity, his family situation and dependents, and his health and life expectancy. Courts also include damages for the deceased's funeral expenses and for the loss of guidance or emotional support the children of the deceased may suffer. If possible, our attorneys will work hard to negotiate an acceptable settlement for your case in order to avoid the costs, time and stress of a trial. However, should your case proceed to trial, the seasoned and sympathetic Somerville, MA litigators at Altman & Altman, LLP will represent your interests to the best of our ability and stand by your side every step of the way.
Wrongful death cases are incredibly varied in terms of cause of death, degree of fault, and assessed "value" of the deceased person. Some cases involve a large number of young plaintiffs who, for example, suffered from harmful carcinogens that were improperly disposed of by a large corporation and seeped into groundwater. Other cases involve a single plaintiff who was injured in a construction accident on the job due to improperly manufactured machinery or who was hit by a truck driver with a Blood Alcohol Content over the legal limit. The possibilities are countless and sometimes it is difficult to predict the damages a jury will award a plaintiff in a given case. As indicated, the factors involved in a wrongful death case can be overwhelming. If you have any questions about this process, or are unsure whether to (and how to) file a wrongful death case, it is in your best interest to seek the assistance of an experienced MA wrongful death attorney. At Altman & Altman, LLP, our Somerville and Boston wrongful death attorneys are prepared to inform you of your legal options, answer all your legal questions, and stand by you through settlement proceedings, arbitration, or trial.
The Somerville, MA wrongful death attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP are available for a free, confidential wrongful death case consultation 24 hours a day at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free). If you prefer to send an email inquiry, please know that all inquiries are responded to immediately. Please note that we take all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis: we charge no fee unless you recover.