Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

Cases where a loved one has been killed due to the fault of someone else are often the most contentious. Defendants naturally resist acknowledging that their carelessness caused a death. Success is also difficult because the plaintiffs’ most important witness, the victim, cannot testify. Sometimes surviving eyewitnesses may be able to describe what happened, but many times the lawyer must tell the victim’s story through the physical evidence and qualified experts. Moreover, effectively presenting the magnitude of the survivors’ loss to a jury is not easy for the clients or their counsel.

Yet in this difficult area, our lawyers have had important successes, including a record setting verdict in Massachusetts (at the time) for the death of a child, and the highest recovery resulting from a commercial airline crash. The firm has also achieved sizable verdicts and settlements in death cases resulting from medical malpractice, defective products, and work site accidents.