Massachusetts Trucking Accident Death Lawyers
Attentive, safe driving is an incredibly important practice while on the road, especially for commercial truck drivers in Massachusetts. If a Massachusetts truck driver makes a mistake, the likelihood that a serious accident will occur increases greatly. Such accidents often cause severe, potentially fatal, injuries to victims in Massachusetts.
If someone you love sustained fatal injuries in a Massachusetts trucking accident, there are legal steps that you can take to fight for justice on behalf of your loved one. The skilled Massachusetts truck accident wrongful death attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, are committed to helping you through this difficult time by proving you and your family with excellent legal representation. Contact us as soon as you are ready at (617) 426-4488.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
When you have lost a family member due to someone else’s recklessness, it is devastating. While seeking a civil remedy may not get your loved one back, it can bring you much needed closure and financial help during this difficult time. You may be dealing with feelings of grief while still having to worry about paying medical bills, funeral costs, and other expenses related to the accident. This can be especially difficult if the lost loved one was the primary breadwinner of your family. Monetary compensation will take that worry off your mind so you can properly grieve the loss of your loved one.
However, in order to be awarded this money, you will need to go through a complex legal process. First, you will need to be able to definitively prove that the truck accident directly caused the death of your loved one, which can be more difficult than it sounds. You will also need to prove that the truck driver or company’s actions were reckless. Then, you will need to demonstrate that you deserve the full amount of compensation you are asking for, which will require placing a monetary value on the loss of companionship and support you are going to experience for the rest of your life. Finally, you will have to file all the necessary documents with the proper courts and negotiate with the opposing legal team. You may even need to take your case to trial.
In the immediate aftermath of your loved one’s death, you should be mourning and supporting your family, not worrying about a lawsuit, but the unfortunate reality is that you don’t have time to spare. The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Massachusetts is only three years. Because these claims can take a long time to prove, you don’t want to wait to begin. Instead of compromising your own emotional wellbeing, leave the legalities to a lawyer. They can handle all the aspects of your wrongful death claim for you while you focus on your family and yourself.
Why Choose Crowe & Mulvey, LLP?
The attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP have been helping clients in the Massachusetts area for a combined 100 years and have developed an effective method to get the best outcome possible in your case. Our firm will assign a team of attorneys, paralegals, nurses, law clerks, and legal secretaries to your case at once. They will use their unique perspectives and together come up with the most effective legal strategy with which to handle your case. This strategy has proved to be extremely effective, and we have won millions for past clients, including millions for individual clients in wrongful death claims.
Above all, we have a reputation for success and compassion. We understand that our clients are going through the worst time of their lives. We are here to provide legal services that will expedite the legal process and make it as stress-free and easy for you as possible. We handle the hard part of the legal process so you don’t have to.
Trucking Accidents and Wrongful Death
Commercial trucks can be particularly dangerous when they are involved in Massachusetts roadway accidents. When such an accident occurs as a result of a truck driver’s negligence, the truck driver should be held responsible for their careless actions. The following are some common causes of truck accidents that result in wrongful death:
- Failure to check blind spots
- Driving under the influence
- Failure to yield
- Use of excessive speed
All of these behaviors among truck drivers can easily lead to an accident, and sadly, in many cases, such accidents claim the lives of innocent victims. All of these acts of recklessness are avoidable and senseless, especially when it results in the loss of a precious human life. Victims’ families do not have to tolerate such an outcome quietly; an experienced personal injury attorney at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, is ready to help your family at this time. A wrongful death claim can help you recover money for:
- Medical costs your loved one incurred before their death
- Final expenses, including funeral and burial
- Loss of financial support, for money they would have earned in the future
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of inheritance
Whether these damages are available for you will depend on the details of your case. Furthermore, only certain family members are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, including spouses, dependent children, parents in particular circumstances, and the executor of the estate. To find out what compensation might be available in your case and whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim, contact Crowe & Mulvey, LLP for help.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney in Massachusetts Today
If an 18-wheeler vehicle has led to the death of one of your loved ones then you may be eligible to pursue financial compensation for the untimely death of your loved one. Contact the Boston truck accident wrongful death lawyers of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, today by calling our offices at (617) 426-4488. We are ready to hear about your situation.