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Wrongful Death

Compassionate Massachusetts Wrongful Death Attorneys

If you have recently lost a loved one in a fatal accident, our sympathies are with you. Losing a spouse, parent or child to an untimely fatal accident is like having the rug pulled out from under you. It is a multi-layered loss that affects the surviving families in almost every way imaginable.

As attorneys, we can only help with one aspect of the loss of a loved one — the financial aspect. Financial loss is an important consequence of a wrongful death, although we know it is less important than other concerns. Financial questions are important in the aftermath of a fatal accident, however, especially when the deceased contributed to the family's income.

Massachusetts Wrongful Death Attorneys With Compassion for Your Loss

Massachusetts families who suffer losses due to fatal accidents come to the Law Firm of Connell & Foresta because we are known as a place where the attorneys treat each family as unique. We carefully walk the line between compassion for your loss and professional concern for your financial well-being.

We know that no amount of money can truly compensate a grieving family. However, it is important to know that you do have legal rights to seek compensation if the fatal accident was caused by the carelessness or negligence of another individual or company.

A wrongful death claim compensates the surviving family for the estimated financial losses associated with the death. In an accidental death claim, dollar amounts are assigned to lost future earnings, companionship, parental guidance, retirement income, support, inheritance.

We Do More Than Negotiate the Dollar Value of a Human Life

Before assigning dollar figures to a human life, however, our attorneys will talk with your family to get a clear picture of what the loss means in human terms. In our experience, we negotiate most strongly when we clearly understand the deceased person's contributions to the family. For some families, the chance to describe in full detail what they have lost turns out to be an important part of the grieving process.

If you have questions about your legal rights following a fatal accident, we encourage you to contact us to meet our lawyers and learn more about our law firm. We have offices in Newton and Andover, and our clients do not pay legal fees unless we achieve compensation on their behalf.

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Verdicts & Settlements

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    Suffolk Superior Court, woman slipped and fell at a night-club suffered torn ligament in knee requiring surgery.
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  • $135,000
    Boston Municipal Court, woman operator of automobile broad-sided by tow truck tore knee ligament requiring surgery.
  • $90,000
    Suffolk Superior Court, woman operator of automobile broadsided by waste management truck suffered torn shoulder ligament requiring surgery.
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    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman swimming in lake struck in head by wave runner suffering closed head injury, full recovery.
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    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman passenger in automobile injured by drunk driver suffered fractured ankle, no surgery, policy limit.
  • $100,000
    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman passenger in automobile broadsided by another automobile suffering closed head injury, full recovery, policy limit.
  • $100,000
    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman pedestrian struck by automobile suffering a closed head injury, full recovery, policy limit.
  • $56,250
    Quincy District Court, man passenger in automobile struck tree suffered fractured nose and scarring.
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    Suffolk Superior Court, woman slipped and fell on icy sidewalk near private residence suffering fractured wrist.
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    Pre-Trial Settlement, woman pedestrian struck by automobile suffering torn knee ligament requiring surgery, policy limit.
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