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The death of a loved one can be a traumatic experience at any time. When a parent, spouse or child dies due to someone else’s reckless or careless actions, you may feel angry, frustrated and confused. That’s why our wrongful death lawyers want to help you.

We understand how overwhelming the death of a loved one can be for families. That’s because we have worked with countless people dealing with fatal personal injury accidents. In case after case, many families have turned to the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone in Massachusetts and the Law Offices of Mark E. Salomone & Morelli in Connecticut to obtain the money they rightfully deserve after the death of a loved one.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, your family may be entitled to receive compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages and other losses your family has faced. Of course, there’s no dollar amount that can compensate a family for the death of a loved one, but the law recognizes the loss to the family members. The law provides measures to protect the spouse, children and parents of the deceased.

Understand Your Accident

What are common wrongful death cases?

Accidents that result in the death of a loved one due to another person’s negligence are known as wrongful death cases. Such cases are civil actions rather than criminal actions. Examples of wrongful death include:

  • Pedestrian killed in a drunk driving car accident
  • Construction site injuries
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Medical malpractice

In certain cases, a wrongful death lawsuit may seek punitive damages. For instance, this may apply if a driver showed reckless disregard for traffic laws in Connecticut or Massachusetts and that played a role in the death. Our attorneys may be able to help you seek punitive damages in a fatal car crash involving a drunk, texting or otherwise reckless driver.

Depending on which state you file a wrongful death suit in, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action. Because such claims can be complicated, it’s important to get in touch with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Know Your Rights

Am I eligible to file a wrongful death claim?

Immediate family members can file a wrongful death claim under Massachusetts and Connecticut law. Immediate family members include:

  • Spouse (husband or wife)
  • Executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate
  • If the deceased person did not name an executor or administrator (for example, he or she died without filing a will), the court may appoint one.

Don’t try to handle your wrongful death claim on your own. The legal complexities of a wrongful death case can be overwhelming. Add to that the fact that you are grieving the loss of a loved one. That’s why it’s so important to contact our law firm as soon as possible.

We can handle all the legal paperwork and negotiate on your behalf. Best of all, you don’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford us. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay if we win. It’s that simple. Call 1-800-WIN-WIN-1 and schedule your free case evaluation right now.