Wrongful death is a great tragedy for everyone involved. Losing a loved one due to someone’s negligence and incompetence when it could have been completely avoided only compounds the loss as well as the financial burdens that go with it.
Wrongful death is a tragedy, but at the hands of authorities, those who should act with responsibility and wisdom, it is even harder to deal with. Not to mention, there are huge psychological and financial burdens that accompany it. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston, MA, wrongful death attorneys want to discuss a recent wrongful death that occurred here in Boston. This tragic event caused the loss of a loved one who needed help and assistance, not to be treated like a criminal.
In February 2020, police killed Juston Root by shooting him 31 times. According to his sister, Jennifer Root Bannon, her brother was “a kind, loving son and brother, and his death is a tragedy.” Root, who suffered from mental issues, had a clear colored paintball gun, and police were called to the scene.
Even though the gun was not functional, he was shot by the police as well as a hospital valet. Root fled the scene, and when his car was stopped, he got out of the vehicle and fell to the ground. As he went to get up, he was shot 31 times by police, and medical care was not provided or attempted by the police.
A man with mental issues who was no threat to anyone was gunned down by the police when a conversation or other peaceful, non-violent tactics would have worked.
We constantly hear about the tragic deaths of people dying due to the negligence of others. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston wrongful death attorneys find that many officials and people with power are negligent and irresponsible in their actions, resulting in a tragic and avoidable death.
The family members of the victim in a wrongful death have to deal with such problems such as:
If somebody you love has been the victim of a wrongful death caused by the careless and negligent actions of someone in the Boston area, please contact us immediately. We pledge to conduct a full and thorough investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include: