Wrongful Death


Who can file a wrongful death claim in Massachusetts?

March 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

Losing a loved one can be one of the hardest things to go through.   By: Joseph Swartz Senior Trial Lawyer - Contract and Business Litigation, Employment Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, Wrongful Death If the cause of death was wrongful or negligent in nature, it can compound the stress, anxiety and grief already

Judge refuses to dismiss case against Publix stemming from deli worker’s COVID-19 death

February 10th, 2021|0 Comments

Lawsuit contends man infected by another employee who came to work with COVID-19   As Florida lawmakers move quickly to try to shield businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits, a Miami-Dade County circuit judge has refused to dismiss a case against Publix Super Markets that stems from the COVID-19 death of a deli worker. Judge Carlos Lopez on Friday rejected a motion by Publix to

What is no-fault insurance in car accident cases? And How does alcohol use affect your lawsuit?

December 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

  In 2020, there have been over 87,000 car accidents have been reported in Massachusetts for the year.   By: James Swartz Managing & Principal Attorney - Car Accidents, Catastrophic Injuries, Contract and Business Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability & Wrongful Death Most states have an at-fault insurance system. This means if you suffer

Disney, Paramount can’t escape lawsuit over risks of filming football movies

September 16th, 2020|0 Comments

  A Los Angeles judge will allow legal claims to proceed from the family of the late Darryl Hammond, who performed as an extra in "The Longest Yard" and "Invincible"   Football has returned, but what will be the fate of other productions — including football movies — proceeding despite known health risks? In the era of COVID, there's quite a few of them.In

What we know so far about the fatal elevator accident in Allston

September 15th, 2020|0 Comments

  Boston police said Tuesday that they’re still investigating what exactly caused an elevator accident that killed an adult woman Monday evening in Allston.   The city’s police and fire department responded to the incident at 1140 Commonwealth Ave. at approximately 5:13 p.m. Monday, Officer Stephen McNulty, a BPD spokesman, told Boston.com. They arrived at the five-floor apartment building to find a woman

Punitive damages in a personal injury case – David Faraci

August 26th, 2020|0 Comments

  Often times personal injury cases have settlements or awards that are given to the plaintiff, after there have been findings of wrongdoing by the defendant. However, there can additional punishments that are handed down towards the defendant if they plaintiff can provide convincing and clear evidence of neglect or malice by the defendant. Punitive damages are rare in

What is a wrongful death claim?

August 25th, 2020|0 Comments

  When someone dies due to the fault of another person or entity, survivors may have the option of bringing a wrongful death lawsuit. This legal action seeks damages, otherwise known as compensation, for the survivors’ loss.    By: Joseph Swartz Senior Trial Lawyer - Contract and Business Litigation, Employment Litigation, Inadequate Security & Premises Liability Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Product Liability,

Depositions released in Mallory Beach wrongful death lawsuit

July 12th, 2020|0 Comments

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - New information has become available of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of 19-year-old Mallory Beach.   Beach drowned last year after a boat crashed into the bridge pilings that lead to Parris Island. Her body was found a week later. Paul Murdaugh is criminally charged in connection to Mallory's death and accused of driving the

Army Corps, Coast Guard hit with wrongful death suit over 2018 accident

July 9th, 2020|0 Comments

The widow of a man killed in a boating accident has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a pair of federal agencies, claiming they failed to maintain safety measures that could have prevented the incident.   Edward Barnett died in July 2018 after the boat he was operating hit a contraction dike in the Cooper River near the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

Judge says wrongful death suit filed by family of man killed after dam collapse can move forward

July 5th, 2020|0 Comments

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the widow of a 71-year-old Niobrara man who disappeared and is presumed dead following the Spencer Dam collapse last year has cleared a legal hurdle to go forward against the state agencies that owned and operated the dam.   Holt County District Judge Mark Kozisek wasn't addressing the merits of the claims but rather whether the case


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