Commitment, Service, Competence
and the Highest Standards of Ethics.

Wrongful Death Attorney Serving
Norfolk County, MA

wrongful death claim norfolk county ma

Are You in Need of a Wrongful Death Attorney?

If your loved one was killed because of the negligent actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. Even if your loved one’s death doesn’t meet the prerequisites for murder or manslaughter, you may still pursue a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court. These cases are meant to ease the financial difficulties on a family after a loved one dies and pay for expenses like funeral costs. In addition, you can use a wrongful death claim to seek punitive damages to punish whoever is responsible. Because these cases are highly-technical legal matters with a lot on the line, it’s best to ask an experienced attorney for help and you’ll need to act fast. Wrongful death cases have statutes of limitation determining when you may file your case. If you need assistance with your wrongful death case near Norfolk County, MA, call attorney William Crowley. Attorney Crowley founded his legal practice in 2000 to help clients like you seek justice in their wrongful death cases. But he’s been practicing law for longer than that. In 1986, he worked on Anne Anderson et al v. Cryovac et al, a historic case that inspired the Oscar-nominated movie A Civil Action. Since then, he’s fought for the rights of the everyday person against companies and individuals that harm them. You can call him for a free consultation in any of these communities:

  • Boston, MA
  • Suffolk County, MA
  • Norfolk County, MA
  • Middlesex County, MA
  • Plymouth, MA
  • Bristol County, MA
  • Barnstable County, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Braintree, MA
  • Cape Cod, MA

Filing a Wrongful
Death Lawsuit

Wrongful death lawsuits are usually the domain of personal injury lawyers. Think of a wrongful death case as a personal injury case that the victim isn’t alive to file. Instead, the executor of the victim’s will generally files these suits. The court will award any financial restitution to the victim’s estate. If the victim dies without a will, their surviving family will need o petition the court to assign a representative for the case. That’s different from many states, which allow any living family member to file a wrongful death case.

Massachusetts has its own set of regulations regarding wrongful death cases. In Massachusetts, an attorney has to prove one three things in a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • Negligence: did the defendant fail to exercise reasonable care in the situation?
  • Wanton reckless act: did the defendant act in reckless disregard for the deceased’s safety? This is a higher level of proof than negligence and you can use it as a basis to sue for punitive damages.
  • Breach of warranty.

However, Massachusetts specifically bans wrongful death claims in some situations:

  • If an employee is hurt on the job, against an employer.
  • Against a railroad company.
  • Against a streetcar company.

If you have any questions regarding whether your case meets the Massachusetts requirements for a wrongful death suit, ask your attorney.

wrongful death lawsuit nofolk county ma

Wrongful Death Statute
of Limitations

In Massachusetts, the statute of limitations on wrongful death cases is three years. This means that the judge will throw your case out if you file it past three years to the day of your loved one’s death. Because of this factor, it’s important to file your case quickly. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be for your attorney to win your wrongful death lawsuit. To maximize your attorney’s chances, consult them immediately if you think your loved one was wrongfully killed.

See if Attorney Crowley Can Help You with Your Wrongful Death Claim Today

If you need an experienced, reliable, and aggressive legal representation for your wrongful death case, call attorney Crowley. He has spent more than 30 years helping clients in the Norfolk County, MA area in situations similar to yours. If you need a lawyer, don’t wait. Call attorney William Crowley today to schedule your free consultation.

Our Testimonials
  • Bryan Anderson Avatar
    Bryan Anderson
    7/21/2020 - Google

    My mother had an accident and broke her hip. We contacted William Crowley and he came to our home... read more

    john senesi Avatar
    john senesi
    7/14/2020 - Google

    He took my car accident case and did an outstanding job he's an amazing lawyer and a great person in... read more

    Amelia Wilson Avatar
    Amelia Wilson
    6/28/2020 - Google

    Attorney Crowley is a true professional. He was able to obtain a high settlement for my hit and run case... read more

  • ashley benson Avatar
    ashley benson
    4/22/2020 - Google

    From the initial consultation until the settlement, William made it a positive experience. He always explained things with great detail... read more

    Michael Blanchard II Avatar
    Michael Blanchard II
    1/22/2020 - Google

    I apprciate the help he gave me with my accident case , he came to my house and that... read more

    Patricia Hogan Avatar
    Patricia Hogan
    1/22/2020 - Google

    It has been such a pleasure working with Bill, and I highly recommend him.His exceptional knowledge of the law was... read more

  • Lynne Melia Avatar
    Lynne Melia
    11/14/2019 - Google

    Bill helped us get the settlement we deserved after my husband was involved in a car accident. ... read more

    Jessica Rezende Avatar
    Jessica Rezende
    10/14/2019 - Google

    William Crowley was amazing to work with not only I think so but same goes for my mother and my... read more

    Jjazz Maness Avatar
    Jjazz Maness
    9/14/2019 - Google

    I had a great experience with William Crowley! He was honest and Ethical making my life A lot easier. Everything... read more

  • Matthew T. Desrochers Avatar
    Matthew T. Desrochers
    7/28/2019 - Google

    Excellent attorney, really knows the legal business. If you need a lawyer to fight I would recommend him. A... read more

    matthew cotnoir Avatar
    matthew cotnoir
    7/28/2019 - Google

    Ronnie Vincent Avatar
    Ronnie Vincent
    7/28/2019 - Google

    The 6 figure settlement that attorney bill Crowley negotiated for me represented the successful outcome of a 3.5 year legal... read more

  • Robert Ryan Avatar
    Robert Ryan
    7/28/2019 - Google

    I’m extremely impressed with the way William J Crowley handles his clients from the initial phone call all the way... read more

    Susan Theophanis Avatar
    Susan Theophanis
    7/28/2019 - Google

    My 93 year old mother was in a car accident while she still lived in her own home. After... read more

    Ronnie Vincent Avatar
    Ronnie Vincent
    6/14/2019 - Google

    The 6 figure settlement that attorney bill Crowley negotiated for me represented the successful outcome of a 3.5 year legal... read more

  • Robert Ryan Avatar
    Robert Ryan
    5/14/2019 - Google

    I’m extremely impressed with the way William J Crowley handles his clients from the initial phone call all the way... read more

    Duffy Brent Avatar
    Duffy Brent
    5/14/2019 - Google

    Bill took on my personal injury case with an area restaurant in a hard working, timely fashion. He was passionate... read more

    Matthew T. Desrochers Avatar
    Matthew T. Desrochers
    4/14/2019 - Google

    Excellent attorney, really knows the legal business. If you need a lawyer to fight I would recommend him. A... read more

  • Susan Theophanis Avatar
    Susan Theophanis
    12/14/2018 - Google

    My 93 year old mother was in a car accident while she still lived in her own home. After... read more

  • Excellent Civil Litigator; Compassionate and Dedicated Counselor at Law Attorney Crowley has helped my family and me in a couple of different matters. He came highly recommended from my... read more

    - Charles, Brookline, MA Avatar
    - Charles, Brookline, MA
    2/26/2019

    Excellent Job I was the "victim" in a hit and run car accident where I sustained some injuries. My insurance company was... read more

    - Amy, Billerica, MA Avatar
    - Amy, Billerica, MA
    2/26/2020

    Car-pedestrian Accident Litigation We are deeply grateful for the outstanding work of our attorney William Crowley that produced a favorable outcome in criminal... read more

    - Patrick, Wellesley, MA Avatar
    - Patrick, Wellesley, MA
    5/27/2019
  • Highly recommendable lawyer I had a car accident. Attorney Crowley took care of my case. I am absolutely satisfied with the settlement. He... read more

    - Yongjun, Sharon, MA Avatar
    - Yongjun, Sharon, MA
    12/26/2019

    Good Lawyer Attorney Crowley was attentive and very knowledgeable. He worked very hard on my behalf and was available whenever I needed... read more

    - Ceil, Brookline, MA Avatar
    - Ceil, Brookline, MA
    10/26/2019

    Parties at fault. It was a wrongful death that I sought representation for. My husband had attended a company event. In a litigious... read more

    - Kristen, Ipswich, MA Avatar
    - Kristen, Ipswich, MA
    2/26/2018
  • William J. Crowley Bill was most attentive and supportive to our needs and was excellent in his research into the responsibility of the... read more

    - Terry, Wellesley, MA Avatar
    - Terry, Wellesley, MA
    5/06/2019

    Excellent Experience We were dealing with a nuisance suit initiated in Massachusetts despite the fact that it involved a property in NY... read more

    - Heather, New York, NY Avatar
    - Heather, New York, NY
    1/10/2018

    Great Mind and Good Heart Attorney Crowley has helped with insurance company matters involving serious legal issues And Prevailed to help our family! I would... read more

    - Casey, Medford, MA Avatar
    - Casey, Medford, MA
    2/26/2019
  • Excellent Lawyer Very satisfied with William Crowley Lawyer services. He was always available when I need it. He come to my house... read more

    - Elena, Hyde Park, MA Avatar
    - Elena, Hyde Park, MA
    9/24/2019

    Job Well Done Attorney Crowley represented me in a slip and fall case against a supermarket. He was diligent, attentive, committed. All one... read more

    - Joan, Carlisle, MA Avatar
    - Joan, Carlisle, MA
    7/16/2020

    Very timely and aggressive Bill did a fantastic job presenting my case and was able to get an above average settlement within 60 days!... read more

    - Mark, Dedham, MA Avatar
    - Mark, Dedham, MA
    12/30/2019
  • Worked Hard to Get a Settlement Attorney Crowley was very tenacious in getting a settlement for me against a large corporation that was unwilling to acknowledge... read more

    - Kevin, Amherst, MA Avatar
    - Kevin, Amherst, MA
    7/21/2019

    Fought for us During the time Bill work on my mother's case he was active in finding out answers to our questions, he... read more

    - Abel, Leominster, MA Avatar
    - Abel, Leominster, MA
    1/27/2019

    Lucky us! Despite the potential roadblocks we knew of going in, Bill took on our Mom's case with vim and vigor and... read more

    - Lin, Walpole, MA Avatar
    - Lin, Walpole, MA
    5/26/2019
  • Very Grateful Very professional and easy to talk to. Went through an experience I never thought would happen, but William made it... read more

    - Matthew, Quincy, MA Avatar
    - Matthew, Quincy, MA
    1/01/1970

    Highly Professional Bill Crowley was highly professional and pleasant to work with as he handled my slip and fall case. His knowledge... read more

    - Keith, Dover, NH Avatar
    - Keith, Dover, NH
    11/26/2019

    Attentive I was rear ended in a car accident and Attorney Bill Crowley took on my case. I found him to... read more

    - Paula, Wilmington, MA Avatar
    - Paula, Wilmington, MA
    3/16/2018
  • Dedicated Attorney Crowley, has proven to be a dedicated human being. His work ethics and attentiveness to my case was impressive.... read more

    - Thelma, St. Cloud, FL Avatar
    - Thelma, St. Cloud, FL
    3/02/2019

    Results Attorney William Crowley was a pleasure to work with. He helped me with a slip and fall case and his... read more

    - Kristen, Holliston, MA Avatar
    - Kristen, Holliston, MA
    1/12/2020

    6 Figure Settlement The 6 figure settlement that attorney bill Crowley negotiated for me represented the successful outcome of a 3.5 year legal... read more

    - Ronnie, Pawtucket, RI Avatar
    - Ronnie, Pawtucket, RI
    12/10/2019

The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs.  William J. Crowley looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and William J. Crowley

Scroll to Top