Boston, MA asked in Wrongful Death for Massachusetts

Q: My father was killed as a passenger in an auto accident I would like to get a lawyer to sue the driver?

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Michael O. Smith
Michael O. Smith
  • Boston, MA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: I strongly suggest you speak with an experienced wrongful death lawyer in your area to see if you have a viable claim. First, an administration of your Father's estate will need to be set up and I am assuming you would be the appointed as the administrator. In order to bring a claim for wrongful death against the driver, you will need to establish negligence.

Wrongful Death claims can be tricky and there is a statute of limitations to file a lawsuit, so I again encourage you to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who could advise you of your options

Lillian J. LaRosa agrees with this answer

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