It is getting darker each night at an earlier hour and Massachusetts residents may be finding that they are arriving home well after the sun has set in the evening sky. As darkness spreads and colder temperatures set in, drivers in Worcester could discover that their daily commutes are a little more challenging and considerably more slippery as they are forced to contend with snow, sleet, and ice. Though hazardous roads may be managed through careful driving and patience, it is an unfortunate fact that many people drive too fast and aggressively for deteriorating conditions.
Accidents on slick roads are common and some can be deadly. A crash caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person can leave a victim struggling to live or may result in the absolute tragedy of one or more fatalities. When Massachusetts residents perish in vehicle collisions, their families may feel completely lost when it comes to knowing and acting on their rights.
In Massachusetts, individuals whose loved ones are killed in car accidents and other negligence-based incidents can often collect compensation through the pursuit of wrongful death claims. A wrongful death claim can only be initiated by the administrator of the deceased party's estate, but the surviving family members may be the beneficiaries of any damages that are awarded.
The attorneys and staff of the Law Offices of Bailey & Burke hope that readers have a safe and secure holiday season. The committed team of legal professionals is prepared to offer support and guidance to individuals in the Worcester area who suffer losses and need help protecting their futures through the filing of personal injury and wrongful death claims.