Commitment, Service, Competence
and the Highest Standards of Ethics.
Wrongful Death Attorney Serving
Norfolk County, MA
Are You in Need of a Wrongful Death Attorney?
- 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
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 Statute
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.
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, MA2/26/2019
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, MA2/26/2020
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, MA5/27/2019
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, MA12/26/2019
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, MA10/26/2019
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, MA2/26/2018
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, MA5/06/2019
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, NY1/10/2018
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, MA2/26/2019
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, MA9/24/2019
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, MA7/16/2020
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, MA12/30/2019
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, MA7/21/2019
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, MA1/27/2019
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, MA5/26/2019
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, MA1/01/1970
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, NH11/26/2019
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, MA3/16/2018
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, FL3/02/2019
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, MA1/12/2020
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, RI12/10/2019
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