Car accidents can happen suddenly and without any warning. When they result in the loss of a loved one, it can be difficult to think about pursuing financial recovery or exploring your legal options. One of the best ways to takes some of the stress out of the process so that you can focus on grieving is to consult a Boston car accident attorney. At Mass Injury Group, we are available to help you learn more about bringing a wrongful death claim after the loss of a loved one in a car accident. Our compassionate team of personal injury lawyers knows exactly how devastating this situation is for you and your family. We will work diligently to make sure that you get the justice that you deserve.
Recently, a devastating accident resulted in one fatality on McClellan Highway in East Boston, according to a local report. Multiple vehicles were involved in the accident and one vehicle broke in half after it crashed into a utility pole. The man in the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Another woman was transported to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for her injuries. Because the accident damaged a utility pole, many people in the area were without power due to the accident.
If you lose someone in a car accident, you can pursue a wrongful death claim against the people responsible for your loved one’s death. In the lawsuit, you will need to show that the person who caused the crash owed your loved one a duty to act with reasonable care and skill but failed to meet that standard. A few common examples of failing to meet this standard of care include texting while driving, speeding, unsafe lane changes, and drunk driving.
You may be wondering how you can prove what the other driver was doing when the accident happened. There are a few ways to gather evidence to support your lawsuit. This is one reason that working with a lawyer can be so helpful for surviving family members. Lawyers will work on your behalf to gather evidence including police reports, photographs, video, eyewitness statements, investigations of the scene of the accident, inspections of the vehicles involved, and more. Your lawyer can also arrange for experts to consult on your case, including an accident reconstructionist. This type of expert will reconstruct the accident to explain how the other driver caused it to happen.
If you can prove that the other driver was negligent and this negligence caused the accident that took your loved one’s life, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Some of the expenses that you can recoup in the lawsuit include medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
To learn more about working with a lawyer on your wrongful death claim, contact Mass Injury Group today. Our Boston car accident lawyers will walk you through the legal process and make sure that all of your questions are answered. Call 617-263-0060 or contact us online to start your free consultation.