Top Topsfield, MA Wrongful Death Lawyers Near You

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    Litchfield Cavo LLP

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Lynnfield Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Lynnfield Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Quinn and Morris LLP

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Lathrop GPM

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Kiley Law Group

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Andover Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Andover Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Fisher & Phillips LLP

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Littler Mendelson, P.C.

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Jackson Lewis P.C.

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    FisherBroyles, LLP

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Coughlin Rainboth Murphy & Lown

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Portsmouth Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Portsmouth Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Ropers Majeski PC

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Morgan & Morgan

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Dorchester Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Dorchester Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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    Percy Law Group, P.C.

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Taunton Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Taunton Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

  • Thomas & Wickenheiser, LLC

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Peabody Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Peabody Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

  • Burwick & Villali

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Worcester Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Worcester Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

  • Armstrong Teasdale

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

  • Doyle & Associates LLC

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Dedham Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Dedham Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

  • Whistleblower Law Collaborative LLC

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Boston Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

  • Law Offices of G.M. Rego, P.C.

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Fall River Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Fall River Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

  • The Law Offices of Jonas Jacobson

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Cambridge Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Cambridge Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

  • Avery Dooley & Noone, LLP

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Belmont Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

    Wrongful Death Lawyers | Belmont Office | Serving Topsfield, MA

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Was Your Loved One a Victim of Wrongful Death?

When a person or legal entity causes of the death of another person, due to their negligence or wrongdoing, the act is called “wrongful death” under the law. The family of the deceased may have a legal ability, called standing, to bring a wrongful death lawsuit and potentially receive monetary compensation for being deprived of the deceased’s company, companionship, and earning capacity.

Wrongful Death Cases

Many steps are involved to prepare the lawsuit and develop a strategy for trial, so the expertise of a Topsfield attorney who handles wrongful death cases is essential. Obtaining proof requires investigation of the incident that caused the death to develop witnesses and evidence to prove the defendant was in whole or in part responsible for the death.

Who is entitled to wrongful death compensation?

In every state, a victim’s spouse can file a wrongful death lawsuit, as are parents of any child victims. However, other laws vary, such as whether an adult child can file a lawsuit on behalf of a parent or whether other relatives like siblings count as next of kin.

How are wrongful death settlements paid out?

The methods that settlements are paid out can be negotiated with the defense. These can include lump-sum payments or installment payments. The money can also be placed in trust if the beneficiaries are children.

How long does it take to settle wrongful death claims?

This depends on the nature of each case. While some cases may have overwhelming evidence and a defense that is eager to settle, other cases require extensive negotiations and investigation of the evidence. A case with a lot of compensation on the line can take years to settle or reach a verdict. An attorney can help set proper expectations for the process.

How long do you have to sue for wrongful death?

Each state has a statute of limitations, with the majority being two or three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, when the clock starts ticking is also different in many state laws. You should talk with an attorney as quickly as possible, so you do not lose your right to pursue the compensation you deserve.

What sort of issues can I seek legal help with?

Specialized legal help is available for most legal issues. Each case is unique; seeking legal help is a smart first step toward understanding your legal situation and seeking the best path toward resolution for your case. An experienced lawyer understands the local laws surrounding your case and what your best legal options might be. More importantly, there are certain situations and circumstances – such as being charged with a crime – where you should always seek experienced legal help.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Points to Consider Before Hiring a Lawyer

Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.

Competence. Determine an attorney’s expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.

Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit – A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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