Wrongful Death

We Are Accidental Death Lawyers Who Vigorously Fight For Maximum Recovery

The loss of a loved one is a tragedy. For many families, the tragedy is exacerbated by the persistent question of whether the wrongful or accidental death could have been prevented. In other words, their loved one’s death was due to another party’s negligent actions.

A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit arising from the death of an individual that was caused by the negligence of another and is brought by the victim’s attorney on behalf of the family members. The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to provide compensation to family members who have been damaged emotionally and financially by their loved one’s death. This includes pain and suffering, lost wages and health care bills.

In all wrongful death cases, it is necessary to act promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the fatal accident, and to file a lawsuit prior to the expiration of applicable statutes of limitation. In Fall River and Bristol County, Massachusetts, a wrongful death action must be filed within three years of the date of death of a loved one.

Cases Of Wrongful Death Examples

Wrongful death cases cover a wide variety of situations. Several examples of wrongful death cases are listed below:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accident
  • Boat Accidents
  • Bus and Train Accidents
  • Drunk Driving
  • Premise Liability Accidents (the wrongful death occurred on someone else’s property)
  • Death on a construction site or place of work
  • Nursing home abuse or negligence
  • Defective Products
  • Murder

Family Of The Victim: Who Can Sue?

In most cases, the surviving spouse files the action to sue for a wrongful death. In the absence of a surviving spouse, child and grandchild or person who is entitled to inherit the property of the deceased. It’s important to use the services of an experienced wrongful or accidental death attorney in this situation so they can file a motion with the court to appoint an executor. Upon the court’s decision an appointed executor will file a wrongful death case on behalf of the deceased.

Wrongful Death Cases: What Can I Sue For?

  • Funeral Expenses
  • Medical Bills
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Loss of Consortium (loss of loved one’s affection, companionship, society and relations, etc.)
  • Financial support

Wrongful And Accidental Deaths: When Should I Contact A Lawyer?

Expert lawyers with a proven track record of results should typically be contacted immediately to ensure the maximum recovery in a settlement or verdict. The lawyers need to have an experienced team that is not afraid to invest in investigators and accident and medical experts. Witnesses need to be interviewed, evidence reviewed, photographs obtained to build a strong wrongful case.

Why Hire The Law Offices of Sabra & Aspden, P.A.?

Attorney Steve Sabra and Matthew M. Aspen have served he Greater Fall River area and Bristol County for decades. We have aggressively fought for the maximum settlement or verdict for clients in some of the most complicated and demanding wrongful death cases. See some of our recent settlements at this link.

If your loved one has been a victim of wrongful death we can help. Contact the Law Offices of Sabra & Aspden, P.A., online or by calling 508-674-0890 for a free initial consultation with an experienced and compassionate personal injury attorney.