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Boston Wrongful Death Attorney

No event is as painful and life-altering for surviving family members as the sudden loss of a loved one. The wrongful death of a family member is as emotionally scarring as it can be financially devastating. There are frequently many unanswered questions that tend to anger and frustrate surviving family members. They also cause delays in the grieving process. This is when you need assistance from our Boston personal injury law firm.

Vulnerable family members are forced to abruptly confront anxiety-provoking issues like unpaid medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income, and other unexpected and substantial financial consequences. They need to have access to a dependable Boston injury lawyer. The stark economic realities that a family must face can truly be overwhelming – particularly at a time when they are struggling to cope with such devastating news. Turn to Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., for a trusted and experienced Boston wrongful death attorney.

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The sudden loss of a loved one often causes more questions than answers. At our law firm, we can make your life a little less uncertain. Over the years, thousands of clients have honored us with their trust to guide them during some of their most difficult days. During all of that time, our philosophy has remained unchanged: “Provide the highest degree of skill and dedication possible for the client.”

What Makes Us Different

Our long track record of holding accountable those responsible and obtaining maximum recoveries for our clients speaks for itself. What sets our firm apart from others is results. We aggressively pursue compensation for our clients who have wrongful death lawsuits. Since 1995, we have recovered more than $400 million on behalf of accident victims, including several hundred high-value claims.

Our ability and commitment to obtaining high-value awards for our clients are reflected in the numerous awards that we’ve obtained in the millions of dollars, as well as the respect we’ve earned in the legal community:

Numerous publications have reported on our record of obtaining high-value compensation for our clients, including Boston Magazine,, and Lawyers Weekly.

Our team of attorneys includes lawyers selected numerous times as a “Super Lawyer” and lawyers featured as “Rising Stars” of the legal profession.

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“Time is of the essence” is our motto. From the first moment we are consulted, our team employs an urgency that is truly unique in the legal profession. Our aggressive investigative technique finds critical witnesses before they disappear, secures evidence that would otherwise have been lost or gone unnoticed, and ultimately uncovers the truth so that our clients can eventually begin to achieve some measure of acceptance and peace of mind.

In addition, we work on a contingency fee basis in all areas related to personal injury law. You pay nothing to us unless we obtain compensation for you. We are available for day, evening, and weekend appointments. Home and hospital consultations are also available.

How Do Wrongful Death Cases Arise In Boston, Massachusetts?

There are various ways that wrongful death cases arise in and around the Boston area. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston wrongful death attorneys have extensive experience helping clients who have lost loved ones due to the following:

What Is The Statute Of Limitations For A Massachusetts Wrongful Death Case?

Under Massachusetts law, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim is three years. This means that family members have a three-year window with which to file a civil wrongful death claim against an alleged negligent party. Failing to file a claim before the time limit expires will likely result in a family being unable to recover any compensation for their losses.

Please do not wait to file a wrongful death claim. Speak with a Boston wrongful death lawyer as soon as you suspect that your loved one lost their life due to the negligent actions of somebody else.

Who Is Allowed To File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit In Massachusetts?

Language in the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 229, Section 2 specifically states that the person responsible for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in court is “the executor or administrator of the deceased.”

Under Massachusetts law, an executor or administrator is usually going to be the individual responsible for following instructions left in a deceased person’s last will and testament, paying the final debts of the deceased, and handling all final affairs of the estate. Damages awarded in a wrongful death claim will be paid to the estate of the deceased, typically surviving family members.

What Types Of Compensation Are Available For A Boston Wrongful Death Case?

There are various types of compensation available in a wrongful death case in Massachusetts. While the total amount of compensation awarded will vary depending on the factors related to each particular situation, the team at Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C. is regularly able to assist clients in recovering the following:

  • Loss of the future income and benefits the deceased would have provided in their lifetime
  • Loss of consortium and loss of companionship damages
  • Coverage of any pre-death medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Coverage of funeral and burial expenses
  • Possible punitive damages against the alleged negligent party

Is A Wrongful Death Case Different From Criminal Charges?

It is important to distinguish between a civil wrongful death case and any criminal charges filed against a person responsible for the death of another. In Massachusetts, a wrongful death claim may be filed regardless of whether or not the person responsible for the death faces criminal charges. These are two separate actions. We also want to point out that a civil wrongful death claim can be filed even if the negligent party never faces criminal charges or if they do face criminal charges and are found not guilty.

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