Law Office of Joseph C. Borsellino, LLC

Wrongful Death

The unfathomable depths of grief and loss that accompany the untimely death of a loved one are truly overwhelming. The seasoned attorneys at Law Office of Joseph C. Borsellino, LLC in Dedham understand the pain and magnitude of that loss and resulting fear of an uncertain financial future. Our deep compassion for individuals and families who have lost loved ones is matched only by our steadfast resolve to pursue and hold those responsible for that loss fully accountable.

The lawyers of Law Office of Joseph C. Borsellino, LLC, represent individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a Wrongful Death. We understand that the loss of a loved one forever changes the family fabric. As trial attorneys, we know the tremendous economic damage which results due to loss of a deceased’s expected future income is financially devastating for a spouse and children.

When a life is lost to accidental death, the Personal Representative [formerly referred to as an Executor or Administrator] of the deceased’s Estate may bring a case for Wrongful Death under Massachusetts Law. If the deceased died without a Will naming a Personal Representative then someone, usually a spouse or adult relative, may petition the Probate Court to be appointed the Personal Representative of the deceased’s Estate. The Estate of the person who is killed in an accident may recover compensation for the fair monetary value of the decedent to the persons entitled to receive the damages recovered, including, compensation for the loss of the reasonably expected net income, services, protection, care, assistance, society, companionship, comfort, guidance, counsel, and advice of the decedent’s family along with funeral and burial expenses. The Personal Representative is the only person authorized by Massachusetts Law to assert the Wrongful Death claim and also decide whether or not to accept any offer of settlement. Our attorneys know the law and stand ready to fight for you and your family.

Loss of a loved one to accidental death is the most painful experience of one’s life. It’s sudden, unexpected and numbing, throwing one into a realm of incredible grief. Given the emotional upheaval it is certainly not a time to enter into any settlement agreement, execute releases or otherwise accept money or payment from any insurer, individual or corporate entity, releasing or discharging them from liability for the death of a loved one. Before resolving any accidental death claim, you should first explore all avenues of recovery, which may involve multiple insurers, individuals and business entities, depending on the specific case circumstances. An experienced attorney will pursue all avenues to afford you and your family a maximal recovery to help as you face a future without your loved one.

In some instances where the death was caused by gross negligence or willful, wanton or reckless behavior then in addition to the above, punitive damages may also be obtained from those responsible. Punitive damages are intended to deter the wrongdoer from such conduct in the future.

Our lawyer’s proficiency in successfully advancing claims through the Massachusetts Wrongful Death Statute is proven. As the statute of limitations provides a restricted time frame within which one can bring a wrongful death claim, it is advisable to consult with an attorney sooner rather than later, so as not to risk having the wrongful death claim being extinguished by the expiration of the statute of limitations.

We are experienced in representing individuals and families who have lost a loved one due to accidental death, including those caused by drunk driver, drowning, auto accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle accident, trucking accident, construction site accident, medical error, unsafe premise, defective product and fire.

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