Losing someone you care about is always difficult. Losing someone in an accident caused by someone else is tragic and devastating beyond any words. In those instances, the knowledge that what happened could have been avoided only adds to the feeling of profound loss.
Despite the overwhelming emotions, important decisions must be made in the days and weeks following your loss. These choices will greatly affect you and those you love for years to come. Consulting an attorney is critical. We offer free telephone consultations and, in many cases, we will travel to meet you at a time and place that is convenient for you. Contact us today!Compassionate Attorneys For Your Case
At Bellotti Law Group, P.C., we can assist with many of the usual decisions that must be made following the unexpected loss of a loved one, and provide necessary guidance and support. Pursuing a wrongful death claim against those responsible can often help ensure that you and your loved ones are protected in the uncertain times that follow a tragic loss. The goal is to ensure that you and your family are protected in the years to come.
We believe in both skilled negotiation and, when necessary, aggressive litigation for your injury claim. We will do what is necessary to fight for your ability to recover for the loss of your loved one. If a settlement cannot be reached, our trial attorneys are prepared to do battle in the courtrooms of New England. At Bellotti Law Group, P.C., we believe you deserve an attorney who will stand by you throughout the process, and ease your concerns by taking the burden off you when we can.
When you lose someone, you don't just lose companionship. You lose income and support. You lose guidance and advice. You lose things that cannot be measured by conventional means. At Bellotti Law Group, P.C., we are experienced in maximizing your recovery. If your loved one suffered any c
An accident that occurs that is caused by negligence can typically result in a lawsuit. In some tragic cases, these accidents can result in death. People cannot escape legal liability for the victim of wrongful death. No amount of money can make up for the loss of a family member. Death damages can help ensure that the death doesn’t cause serious financial hardship.
Wrongful Death Claims
Surviving family members of wrongful death claims. Wrongful death claims occur due a multitude of situations, such as: car accidents, defective products, slip and falls, drowning, inadequate care provided by a doctor and healthcare provider, and unexpected side effects of medications. The release of a defective product, the careless behavior of others, failure to maintain a safe property, and other reasons could all cause wrongful death. The plaintiff has the burden of proof, and must prove that seeking compensation is the one who is directly caused by the death.
Damages in Wrongful Death Claims
Surviving family members of a person who is killed are fairly compensated. Death claims can be brought by certain close family members, such as spouses or the parents of a minor child who is killed. The family member has lost something, the loss is an economic loss, sometimes non economic loss, and usually it is both. A person’s whose family member has passed due to wrongful death can make claims for:
- Loss of financial support. If someone loses their spouse, they lose the income their spouse generated that contributed to the family for the rest of his life.
- Loss of companionship. The loss of a family member can cause lost happiness. While there is no monetary amount that would equate to the loss of a loved one’s life, that payment would help to compensate for some of the loss. Direct expenses such as funeral bills and medical costs can be compensated. In some cases, people that have lost a loved one may be able to obtain punitive damages. The damages are meant to punish the defendant for their actions.
The laws and time standards are complex. There are many questions to be answered. To ensure that you and your family receive best opportunity to recover after a tragic accident, contact Bellotti Law Group, P.C., today.