When A Wrongful Death Lawyer Is Needed

Nothing in life is worse than losing a loved one. Whether the passing is due to the normal aging process or a sudden event, the pain and grief can be overwhelming. Oftentimes a loved one’s passing may be due to the negligence of a person or company. When that is the case, the family of the victim may consider taking legal action. The family may be wondering when to hire a wrongful death lawyer.  These types of claims and lawsuits fall under the umbrella of personal injury law.

If the passing was due to a tragic accident that was not caused by the negligence of a person or company, then a wrongful death lawyer in Boston would not be necessary. But, if the passing was due to a motor vehicle accident, then a lawsuit may be filed. Or, if the death was caused by a car striking and killing the decedent, then a wrongful death lawsuit may be pursued by the estate of the decedent. Other examples of potential causes of wrongful death can be medical malpractice, product liability, abuse or neglect at a nursing home, etc.

However, before a wrongful death lawsuit may proceed, an estate for the decedent (the one who has died) must be set-up. This is required so that the surviving family members step into the shoes of the decedent, and bring the claim forward. The lawsuit would be for all losses and damages suffered by the decedent, as well as for those suffered by the decedent.

Wrongful Death Lawyer In Boston

These cases are always terribly tragic. If you need assistance, I encourage you to call the Law Office of Christopher Earley today for a free consultation. We would be pleased to assist you in your time of need.