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Estate Administration After a Wrongful Death
The probate process, designed to ensure the orderly distribution of assets after death, can be a difficult process for surviving heirs, even under the best of circumstances. When the death was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person, though, it can be even more challenging.
Under Massachusetts law, in the aftermath of a wrongful death, the deceased’s estate has a right to bring a wrongful death action. The estate has a right to seek compensation for:
• The lost income the decedent would have received in his or her life
• Loss of companionship or consortium
• Any unreimbursed medical expenses resulting from the accident (before death)
• Any pain and suffering experienced before death
• The costs of funeral and burial services
At the Baker Law Group, P.C., we have years of experience handling all types of matters related to estates and probate proceedings. We understand the law and know how to take the right steps to ensure that any claim an estate may have because of a wrongful or accidental death is properly filed and prosecuted. To learn how we can help you, call our office at 1-800-701-0352 or contact our office online.
Our Representation in Wrongful Death Actions
We will handle all matters related to the probate of an estate, and will act on behalf of the estate to file a lawsuit for wrongful death, when appropriate. Our attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation of the facts of the case, and will be your advocate in all hearings or proceedings, from settlement discussions to trial, if necessary.
Once a settlement or judgment has been obtained, we will ensure that it becomes property of the estate and is divided in accordance with the terms of the deceased’s estate plan.
Probate and Estate Administration Attorneys Can Help
Life is unpredictable. Fatal accidents can happen at any moment. If you think your loved one died as the result of someone else’s wrongful actions, call our experienced probate attorneys at 1-800-701-0352 or contact the Baker Law Group online today.