Car accidents caused by distracted drivers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island all too often result in serious catastrophic injuries and cases of wrongful death. Injuries like these, sustained in a car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents can be debilitating and are life-changing for the victim and their families.
Sever catastrophic injuries will require ongoing medical treatment at significant costs. The recovery times vary, and will most likely have a long-term impact on the victim’s capacity to work or live a normal life. Some serious examples of these injuries are:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Disfigurement and Scarring
- Severe Fractures
What Is Wrongful Death?
Every person has the duty imposed by case law to abstain from injuring another person or his property. A wrongful death case can be based upon: intentional conduct, negligence (not intentional conduct) or strict liability for ultra hazardous activities or defective products which cause a person’s death.
Heirs and personal representatives can file a wrongful death lawsuit. An “heir” is anyone that can inherit from the decedent, if the decedent died without a will. This often includes the decedent’s surviving spouse or domestic partner, children, parents or brothers and sisters of the decedent.
Go here to see Massachusetts’ Wrongful Death Statute
Contact An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have suffered a severe catastrophic injury or wrongful death from a car accident due to somebody else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. We will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve to help you and your family move forward.
*The above is not to be considered as legal advice. Every case is different and the laws which apply may differ from state to state.
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