Massachusetts wrongful death cases

Massachusetts wrongful death cases are typically brought on behalf of the deceased person by a surving spouse, parent, or child. There are a number of siutations where a wrongful death action may be appropriate.

Types of Massachusetts wrongful death cases may include:

Once your Massachusetts wrongful death case goes to Court, a judge or jury will decide the amount of any damages that will be awarded. To determine damages, the judge or jury will look at factors such as: how much money has the surviving family lost in terms of support, services, lost prospect of inheritence, and medical and funeral expenses.

In certain circumstances where cruelty may be involved, the courts may also consider an award of damages intended to punish the defendant. These types of punishment damages are called punitive damages. The laws regarding punative damages vary from state-to-state and may not apply to your situation.

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