Cape Cod Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Results – When It Matters Most To You

Wrongful death is a traumatic and gut-wrenching experience. If your spouse, child or family member was killed because of negligent or reckless conduct, the Snow Law Firm will hold that person or entity accountable in a court of law.

Schedule a consultation today by calling (508) 477-7100 and Attorney Snow will arrange to meet with you.

What Makes The Snow Law Firm Different?

Attorney Snow has 30 years of experience successfully handling wrongful death claims throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts. He has the dedication, experience and skill to secure the best possible results in your case.

Under Massachusetts law, your wrongful death claim can include:

  • compensation for funeral and burial expenses
  • loss of the decedent’s reasonably expected net income
  • loss of the decedent’s companionship, comfort, guidance and care

At mediation, arbitration or trial, Attorney Snow will offer into evidence expert opinion relative to loss of earnings capacity over the decedent’s lifetime which enables the finder of fact (mediator, arbitrator or jury) to determine the proper award of damages.  

Wrongful death claims arise in a variety of circumstances, including:

  • Car Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Moped Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Texting While Driving
  • On-the-Job Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice

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.

Massachusetts Wrongful Death Statue:

M.G.L. c. 229, § 2 Wrongful death; damages

Section 2. A person who (1) by his negligence causes the death of a person, or (2) by willful, wanton or reckless act causes the death of a person under such circumstances that the deceased could have recovered damages for personal injuries if his death had not resulted ... shall be liable in damages in the amount of: (1) the fair monetary value of the decedent to the persons entitled to receive the damages recovered ... including compensation for the loss of the reasonably expected net income, services, protection, care, assistance, society, companionship, comfort, guidance, counsel, and advice of the decedent to the persons entitled to the damages recovered; (2) the reasonable funeral and burial expenses of the decedent; (3) punitive damages in an amount of not less than five thousand dollars in such case as the decedent's death was caused by the malicious, willful, wanton or reckless conduct of the defendant or by the gross negligence of the defendant ... A person shall be liable for the negligence or the willful, wanton or reckless act of his agents or servants while engaged in his business to the same extent and subject to the same limits as he would be liable under this section for his own act. Damages under this section shall be recovered in an action of tort by the executor or administrator of the deceased. An action to recover damages under this section shall be commenced within three years from the date of death ...

Frequently Asked Questions

In Massachusetts, the only person who can file a wrongful death lawsuit is the Personal Representative of the deceased’s estate. The Personal Representative is typically an individual appointed by the court or named in the decedent’s will.  This person is responsible for hiring a lawyer to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

No Fee Unless We Successfully Resolve Your Case

Attorney Snow takes wrongful death cases on a contingency-fee basis. This means he does not receive a fee unless he successfully secures a settlement, award, or jury verdict on your behalf.  You will not have to pay any upfront costs and will not be charged for out-of-pocket expenses until your case is resolved.

Call Today For A Free Consultation

If your spouse, significant other, partner or child has died as a result of negligence on Cape Cod, call the Snow Law Firm today at (508) 477-7100.  Or, if you prefer, complete our contact form and we’ll be in touch to schedule a free consultation.

From his office in Mashpee, Attorney Steven Snow represents clients throughout Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, including clients residing in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Middlesex, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties.

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