Wrongful Death

Greater Boston Wrongful Death Lawyers

When Negligence Is Fatal

Compensation for a Massachusetts Wrongful Death

If you lost your spouse, child, parent or other family member in a fatal accident, you might be eligible for a survivor’s claim for wrongful death. The Law Offices of Steven M. Houde, P.C., offers compassionate support and proven legal advocacy during this devastating time.

Our veteran trial advocates aggressively pursue actions to hold the negligent party accountable and recover damages for the economic and less tangible loss. Conveniently located in Wellesley, at the junction of Routes 128, 9 and 90 (Mass Pike), we have represented clients in Greater Boston and statewide in wrongful death lawsuits. Contact us for a free consultation.

Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys

We has recovered compensation for a wide range of wrongful death claims, including: auto accidents, commercial truck accidents and pedestrians and bicyclists hit by cars

A 55-year-old woman died as a passenger in her own vehicle when a friend was driving. Our lawyers recovered the policy limits on both the victim’s auto policy and from separate insurance coverage on the driver. See more examples of our Verdicts and Settlements.

Proving Fault and Demonstrating the Loss

Insurance companies may resist fair compensation, arguing that the victim was entirely or partially at fault or disputing the extent of the damages. It’s our job to conduct a prompt and thorough investigation to prove liability and to present a compelling case for the losses from fatal injuries that lead to wrongful death:

Economic Damages

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical bills and no-fault benefits
  • Lost future earnings

Noneconomic Damages

  • Pain and suffering of the victim prior to death
  • Survivors’ loss of companionship, consortium and family contributions
  • Punitive damages, if applicable

We find it is less stressful for the families to settle out of court through negotiation, mediation or arbitration. But, we are fully prepared to go to trial to achieve justice. Meanwhile, we work closely with families to support them through a troubling process and to convince the insurers of how the loss of the loved one changes life for their survivors.

We offer a free consultation, including early morning, evening and weekend appointments. Contacting us soon after the accident or death gives us the best opportunity to preserve important evidence.