Wrongful Death

The tragic loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult things to handle. If the death of your family member was caused by the negligence of another party, you might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

At Kazarosian Costello LLP, our attorneys do what it takes to seek out the financial compensation you and your family deserve in your wrongful death case. Even though no amount of money can stop the pain of the loss of a family member, financial recovery in a wrongful death case can avoid the possible economic challenges of your loss and provide closure.

Wrongful death lawsuits can result from medical malpractice, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, trucking accidents or construction accidents. They may also result from other personal injury cases, such as product liability or a slip-and-fall.

The damages you can obtain in a wrongful death case include:

  • Loss of reasonably expected net income that would have been earned by your loved one.
  • Loss of services, protection, care, assistance, society, companionship, comfort, guidance, counsel, and advice of your loved one.
  • Costs of burial and funeral expenses.
  • Pain and suffering on the part of the deceased.
  • Money to pay for the deceased’s medical expenses.

 

In Massachusetts, you might also be able to obtain punitive damages, if the court finds that the death was caused by “malicious, willful, wanton or reckless conduct” or gross negligence. Punitive damages are intended to punish the person or entity that caused the wrongful death for their bad behavior, not to compensate the deceased’s family or estate for the loss.

It’s important to contact an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to evaluate your case. In the state of Massachusetts, a wrongful death claim must be filed within three years of either the date of death or the date on which the executor or administrator of the deceased knew or should have known that a wrongful death lawsuit could be filed.

Contact our attorneys at Kazarosian Costello LLP for a free evaluation of your case.