Filing A Lawsuit After The Loss Of A Loved One
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 multilayered loss that affects the surviving families in almost every way imaginable.
As a firm, 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 Attorney 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 attorney treats 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 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 and inheritance.
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Before assigning dollar figures to a human life, however, our attorney 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 online or call 978-794-7900 to meet our lawyer and learn more about our law firm. We have offices in North Andover, and our clients do not pay legal fees unless we achieve compensation on their behalf.