Losing a family member is possibly one of the most traumatic and emotionally-wrenching experiences that you can endure. Coping with the loss causes immense grief, anger and despair and we understand that. If the loss was caused by the negligent or reckless conduct of another person, these feelings can be further compounded.
If your family member was killed because of the negligent or reckless conduct of another person or entity, please allow us to help you hold that party accountable for their actions.
The Snow Law Firm provides families with compassionate and experienced representation in wrongful death actions throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts. Although no amount of money will ever be able to compensate you for your loss, a wrongful death settlement can help families who have suffered financial difficulties because of the loss.
Under Massachusetts law, you are entitled to collect compensation for reasonable funeral and burial expenses, as well as the loss of the deceased’s expected income, services, companionship, comfort and care. Attorney Steven Snow has 30 years of experience in this area of the law, and he has the dedication, experience and skill to secure the best possible results in your case.
Wrongful death claims arise in a variety of circumstances, including:
A wrongful death claim is brought by the estate of the deceased against individuals, corporations, businesses, municipalities, government agencies or any other entity whose negligence caused death. These cases often require attorneys to find excess or umbrella insurance coverage, dram shop or liquor liability coverage, or to investigate other potential defendants who may be liable to the estate.
Attorney Steven Snow works personally with every client to address their concerns and further explain the process. He uses his expertise in wrongful death cases to determine if negligence caused your family member’s death, and in finding all of the insurance coverage available to compensate your decedent’s estate. An accomplished trial attorney, he is always ready to take your case to court and has a proven ability to secure the maximum amount of compensation available by settlement or at trial.
The firm handles all wrongful death claims on a contingent fee basis. This means that Attorney Snow receives compensation for his services only if you receive a settlement, an award or a jury verdict in your favor.
In Massachusetts, the only person who can file a wrongful death lawsuit is the Executor, Administrator, and likely now the Personal Representative of the deceased person’s estate. The Executor, Administrator, or Personal Representative is typically the person named in the deceased person’s will or is appointed by the court if the person did not have a will. This is responsible for paying the deceased person’s final debts, administering the estate, and engaging counsel to handle any wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claims are brought against a defendant who has caused someone’s death, either through negligence or as a result of some intentional action. Wrongful death claims permit the estate to file a lawsuit against the party that is legally liable for the death.
Call the Snow Law Firm today at (508) 477-7100 or contact the firm online to schedule a free consultation. From his office in Mashpee, as a wrongful death lawyer, Attorney Steven Snow represents clients in wrongful death cases throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth and Suffolk Counties.