Wrongful Death FAQ
Wrongful death occurs when an individual’s death is caused by the wrongful actions or negligence of another. Wrongful death claims may be brought against the individuals or entities that caused the death, and in many cases, more than one party may be named as possible defendants. Common causes of wrongful deaths include workplace injuries, auto accidents, drunk driving accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products.
In Rhode Island and Massachusetts, wrongful death claims can be brought on behalf of the deceased by their family or estate. In most cases, affected family members bring wrongful death lawsuits. These individuals may have their own claims for personal losses. Since wrongful death actions are civil lawsuits, any liability on the part of the defendant(s) is expressed in monetary damages.
Wrongful death actions are lengthy and complex, and it’s important to have an experienced legal team who understands state laws and court rules and regulations. If you’re considering bringing a wrongful death claim on behalf of a loved one, contact Bottaro Law today.
Having an attorney on your side while pursuing a wrongful death claim can be extremely beneficial. If you decide to bring a wrongful death claim, you’ll need to have various types of evidence, and you’ll need experienced professionals to help you investigate. Wrongful death lawsuits have specific timelines that must be adhered to, and it’s difficult to estimate your potential damages. The experienced attorneys and staff at Bottaro Law have the resources and experience to guide you through all steps of this process, and we want to make sure that your legal rights are protected. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family during this difficult time.
Auto products liability case involving airbag deployment resulting in loss of vision in one eye and facial fractures.
A 61-year-old man underwent emergency surgery and a knee replacement procedure due to injuries sustained in a serious motorcycle accident.
A pre-trial settlement was reached for our client who suffered a knee injury requiring multiple surgeries.
Our client suffered multi-level disc injury when steel I-beams fell from a commercial truck on Route 10 resulting in multiple cervical surgeries.
Personal Injury Attorney Mike Bottaro helps client who suffered amputations from complications after a nursing home injury.
This case involved an elderly couple and their granddaughter who were injured after a car turned left in front of their vehicle. The injuries for the woman involved a fractured neck, broken ribs, and an eventual stroke. The man suffered from various injuries from which he never recovered, resulting in his untimely death.
This case involved deviations in the standard of care involving pressure ulcers resulting in death.
Our North Kingstown, RI, client was injured in a bike accident, fracturing his patella and requiring emergency surgery. We worked with experts, including a life care planner to ensure our client received fair compensation.