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Wrongful Death FAQs

Wrongful Death

What is wrongful death?

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.

Who can bring a wrongful death claim?

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.

Do I need an attorney to bring a wrongful death claim?

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 the Bottaro Law Firm, LLC 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.