A wrongful death claim involves a personal injury claim and also contains aspects of probate law and tax law. It has a complicated structure for damages. The law allows for punitive damages if it can be proven the death was the result of gross negligence rather than ordinary negligence.
The underlying personal injury can involve just about anything from an automobile collision to medical malpractice. Wrongful death is an additional claim beyond the personal injury aspect of the case. The underlying personal injury must be proven to result in the death of the plaintiff in order to succeed in the wrongful death claim.
Attorney McMaster will review your case and give you an honest assessment of your situation. There are a number of factors that need to be considered in order to determine the success of your claim.
Call 508-393-9200 to schedule an appointment. Conveniently located in Northborough, Attorney John J. McMaster will analyze your situation and offer sound advice.