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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that each year, thousands of people are killed in accidents involving large trucks. The victims of these accidents include passengers in other vehicles, drivers or passengers of the trucks themselves, pedestrians, or other people in the area.These accidents have a financial price tag of tens of billions of dollars, not to mention the emotional costs to the families of the victims. The sudden loss of a parent, spouse, or child can have long-lasting impacts on the financial security and emotional well-being of the surviving family members.In some cases, the negligence or recklessness of another party may have led to the wrongful death of your loved one. For example, wrongful death truck accidents in Massachusetts have been caused by driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, inattentive driving, dangerous road conditions, or other negligent activities. The responsible party may be the driver of the truck, the driver’s employer, the owner of the property where the accident occurred, or even the town, city or company that owned the truck. If you believe a truck accident caused the wrongful death of a family member, Sheff Law can help you get compensation to cover the loss of your loved one.While nothing can replace a lost family member, the families of victims who win wrongful death suits in Massachusetts are entitled to compensation, also known as damages, to help cover the loss of their loved one. Compensation might be awarded to you even if the other party was only partially responsible for the wrongful death. You may be able to get compensation for a variety of personal and financial losses, including:

  • The wages the victim would have earned over his or her lifetime.
  • Punitive damages if the responsible party engaged in malicious, reckless or grossly negligent conduct.
  • Burial and funeral expenses.
  • Pain and suffering the victim experienced as a result of the accident.
  • Emotional distress and related physical injuries you or other family members have suffered as a result of the loss of your loved one.
  • Loss of care, consortium, companionship, and guidance you and your family would have received from your loved one.

At Sheff Law, we have highly qualified attorneys and decades of experience to ensure surviving family members are compensated fairly after the wrongful death of a loved one. We have won multi-million dollar awards for the families of wrongful death victims to help them recover and put the pieces of their lives back together after experiencing a devastating loss.Our experienced team of lawyers and experts has been assisting families of wrongful death victims for over sixty years. We stand ready to protect your rights and help you recover for your losses. In addition to our legal expertise, we work with experts in the fields of medicine, engineering, and forensic economics to ensure that you to receive the compensation you and your family deserve. Please fill out the form to the left or call us today at (617) 227-7000 or (888) 423-4477 to schedule an initial consultation, free of charge.