death law involves the law of personal injury. Nearly all wrongful
death cases involve the law of negligence. Every state has its own
version of a wrongful death statute. The wrongful death statute in
Massachusetts is found at Ma. General Laws Chapter 229, section 2 et
of the Statute
wrongful death case can be filed in Massachusetts after the death of
a person was caused by the negligence, recklessness, wantonness or
breach of warranty of another person or entity. Only the executor or
administrator of the deceased person’s estate is allowed to bring the
case. If the decedent died without a will, the court will appoint
somebody for this purpose.
of Wrongful Death Cases
to the wrongful death lawyer in Boston, MA at Law Offices of Burton
J. Hass, the overwhelming majority of wrongful death cases that are
filed in Massachusetts courts are brought as a result of deaths
caused by the carelessness and negligence of another person. Here are
some examples of those types of cases:
involving victims who were bicyclists or pedestrians.
and industrial accidents.
trip-and-falls and falls from heights.
Can a Wrongful Death Action Be Brought in Massachusetts?
Every state has its own deadline for when a wrongful death case can be filed. In Massachusetts, that deadline is three years from the date of the accident. Failure to file the wrongful death lawsuit within that three-year period is likely to cause it to be dismissed.
the event of the untimely and tragic death of a loved one anywhere in
Massachusetts, contact a wrongful
death lawyer in Boston, MA
at the Law Offices of Burton J. Hass by calling 888-941-3525 or
781-322-3900. No legal fees are due unless we obtain a settlement or
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