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Wrongful death suits in MA drunken driving accidents

In recent years, there has been an increase in police enforcement of drunk driving laws in hopes of reducing accidents and the injuries and fatalities that often follow. Increased penalties for DWI offenders have been put in place to discourage drunken driving behaviors. However, it hasn't completely stopped people from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. Worcester families have found out that this couldn't be more true when their loved one is killed in an accident with a suspected drunken driver.

Besides emotional loss, how can wrongful death impact a family?

When the unimaginable happens, how does the worst news of a person's life affect them? Everyone in Massachusetts responds to the loss of a loved one differently, especially sudden loss. It's important for a person to go through the grieving process when a loved one dies suddenly. Sometimes a sudden death is affiliated with a wrongful death suit that alleges negligence on behalf of the responsible parties. Families seek out these suits after suffering not only the emotional loss of a person, but the financial and tangible losses that also tend to occur.

Massachusetts woman loses her life in a boating accident

Summer is in full swing and people are heading to their favorite lakes, rivers and waterways to swim, fish and boat. Tubing and riding jet skis are fun and exciting activities that many enjoy on the water, but they can also be dangerous activities as one recent incident shows.

What damages might be sought in a wrongful death suit?

Nobody expects to lose a loved one on any given day. However, it does happen that sometimes when a person says "good-bye" to a loved one in the morning, he or she will never see that person alive again. This often happens when an act of negligence occurs.

Seek legal help for wrongful death cases in Massachusetts

Most people in Massachusetts expect and hope that their loved ones will live long, fulfilling lives. Unfortunately, sometimes a person's life is cut short due to the negligence or recklessness of another. For example, car accidents, workplace accidents, defective products and medical malpractice could all cause a person to die before their time is due, causing their loved ones left behind to experience a great deal of grief.

How long does one have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?

When a person in Massachusetts loses a loved one in a fatal car crash, workplace accident, medical malpractice or in any other way due to an act of negligence, their grief can be all-encompassing. Practicalities, such as funeral arrangements and winding up the deceased's affairs must be attended to, and then there is the emotional blow. All of this can cloud a person's mind as they try to get through their day-to-day lives.

Listeria identified as cause in wrongful death lawsuit

People in Massachusetts and elsewhere tend to take the safety of their food for granted. Food poisoning is often regarded as nothing more than a nuisance, but a recent outbreak of listeria and a related wrongful death lawsuit shows how dangerous this assumption can be.

Pedestrian killed in fatal Worcester accident

According to a recent report, a Worcester man was recently struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver. The truck that hit the pedestrian victim left the scene and police were looking for the driver following the accident. Authorities were looking for a dark colored truck with a snow plow. Police were asking for the public's help in locating the hit-and-run driver. Authorities spent a significant amount of time at the scene of the fatal pedestrian accident taking measurements and interviewing witnesses.

Victims of medical malpractice may have legal protections

Medical malpractice is a serious concern for victims and their families who have entrusted their health care and treatment to trained professionals. For medical conditions patients are suffering from to be properly treated, they must be properly diagnosed. An incorrect diagnosis, or delay in diagnosis, can result in improper treatment or delayed treatment that can result in a worsened condition or harm to the victim. A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose can result in serious consequences for victims and their families, including death.

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