Losing a loved one is tragic in and of itself. It is even more devastating when the death results from the negligence or willful, wanton, or reckless conduct of another. Even if the party responsible for the death is not charged criminally, it is still possible to recover damages for the loss. Under the Massachusetts wrongful death statute, one can recover damages for the wrongful death of a loved by receiving payment for the following:
- Compensation for the loss of reasonably expected net income, services, protection, care, assistance, society, companionship, comfort, guidance, counsel, and advice of the decedent;
- The reasonable funeral and burial expenses of the decedent; and
- Punitive damages in some cases.
While nothing will bring your loved one back or make your loss easier, sometimes holding the party accountable for the death can bring solace or closure. You have our promise that we will fight tirelessly to make sure you and your family are appropriately compensated.