Worcester Wrongful Death
The death of a loved one can be the most difficult experiences a person faces in his or her lifetime. When the death is unexpected or involves a young person, the trauma of death is only worsened. No money can truly compensate for the loss of a life, but a wrongful death lawsuit can help people achieve a sense of legal justice (where the death has been caused by the negligence of another party) and to pay for increased expenses that may stem from the individual's loss. In a wrongful death suit, a court will consider the age of the deceased, his income or anticipated income, his dependents, and a host of other factors that would justly compensate the family of a loved one. At Altman & Altman, LLP, our Worcester 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.
There are several common types of wrongful death claims. Often such claims stem from deaths due to motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, slip and fall accidents, truck accidents, defective products, exposure to hazardous materials, medical mistakes, and general negligence. If any of these accidents has caused the death of a loved one, the Worcester wrongful death lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP can guide you through this confusing process, explain in detail your legal options, and assist you in making a decision as to whether or not a wrongful death lawsuit is in the best interest of your family.
There is no denying that wrongful death cases can be complicated and lengthy, even where the parties are able to settle. A wrongful death case, in short, allows the family of an individual who passed away due to the recklessness or recklessness of another party to recover money in a civil lawsuit. This type of case contrasts with a criminal case involving the death of another-a murder or manslaughter case-where the other party may face incarceration for a deliberately wrongful action. No two wrongful death cases are alike, and with over 40 years of experience handling personal injury claims, the attorneys at the Massachusetts law firm of Altman & Altman, LLP, are prepared to help you achieve maximum financial recovery for your loss.
A wrongful death suit, like most lawsuits, is a multi-step process, starting with an immediate investigation of the scene of the injury or accident in order to take photographs or preserve important evidence from the scene. After the initial investigation, our wrongful death attorneys have a much clearer understanding of the case and can then recommend whether a lawsuit, mediation, arbitration or another course of action will be most appropriate for you.
We understand that handling the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming and stressful, and we are dedicated to reducing the financial stress of an accident as greatly as possible. The Worcester, 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. If your injuries make transportation to our office difficult, we are happy to come meet you to discuss your case.