Wrongful Death Attorneys
in Boston, Massachusetts

Coping with the loss of someone you love proves difficult, amounting to the worst kind of pain there is. This rings true especially if your loss was due to the negligence or carelessness of another person or entity. At Combies Hanson, P.C., we understand the impact that the loss of a family member can have on loved ones. That’s why our main goal is to protect your future and the future of those you love, both emotionally and financially.

If you believe that the actions of a negligent party were responsible for your loved one's death, you may pursue compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. There is so much at stake and so many legal complexities when handing a wrongful death claim, which is why an experienced, dedicated, and skilled lawyer is essential. At Combies Hanson, P.C. we aim to make certain that every client is well-represented and able to pursue fair financial compensation to cover lost wages, funeral expenses, burial expenses, and more. We are proud to serve Cape Cod, Quincy, and Boston, Massachusetts, as well as New Bedford and Providence, Rhode Island.

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What Constitutes Wrongful Death in Massachusetts?

No amount of compensation can fill the void left by someone’s passing. However, filing a wrongful death claim can provide the decedent's family with adequate financial assistance to cover funeral expenses, medical costs incurred before the victim's death, and more. By seeking to hold the responsible party liable, you may even be able to prevent future negligence. According to Massachusetts law, to establish a wrongful death claim, the plaintiffs must prove that a person or company caused the death of another by:

  • negligence, or failing to exercise reasonable care
  • a malicious, willful, wanton or reckless act of gross negligence, or
  • a breach of warranty 

In all three cases, a wrongful death claim may be pursued if the deceased person could have filed a personal injury case based on the same incident if they had lived. A wrongful death claim resembles a standard personal injury claim in this way.

Filing A Wrongful Death Claim

In both Massachusetts and Rhode Island, only an executor or administrator of a deceased person’s estate can bring a wrongful death claim (however, there can be co-executors to an estate). You can’t wait forever to file a claim. The time limit for filing a claim in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, according to their wrongful death statute of limitations, is within three years of the person’s death. If you feel you have a personal injury or wrongful death case, it is imperative that you act immediately to protect your rights.

Hiring Legal Counsel

The loss of a family member can have a long-term impact on your emotional and financial health. Hiring a knowledgeable Massachusetts wrongful death attorney is the first step in pursuing the compensation you deserve. At Combies Hanson, P.C., we’re devoted to protecting the rights of wrongful death victims and their loved ones. As dedicated wrongful death lawyers, we can conduct a comprehensive investigation, gather necessary evidence, and help demonstrate that the death resulted from wrongful conduct. We offer detailed guidance, support, and representation in your wrongful death lawsuit because no one should have to go through this alone.

Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving Boston, Massachusetts

When you lose a family member, parent, spouse, close relative, or child due to another person's negligence, you can pursue fair compensation. While nothing can undo the depth of your pain and suffering, seeking to hold the responsible party liable is an important step forward. If you live in Boston, MA or Providence, RI, contact Combies Hanson, P.C to schedule a free initial consultation.