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Wrongful Death

The opioid epidemic has been one of the most devastating crises in recent years. Numerous people have been prescribed various opioids for pain throughout the country. Since the 90s, patients were over-prescribed Codeine and OxyContin, among others. Overdose deaths skyrocketed, leading the Attorney Generals of multiple states and territories to take action. In a landmark…

Losing a loved one is indescribable. How do you find the right words to express the loss, pain, and suffering? How do you describe not seeing their smile, not feeling their hug, or hearing the timbre in their voice ever again? Death can play a cruel trick on our memories. When the loss is fresh,…

Police exist for the purpose to serve and protect. When they fail to do so when they allow someone to be killed on their watch, they need to be held responsible and the victim’s family needs justice. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., our Boston wrongful death lawyers want to discuss a recent wrongful death…

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…

No event is as painful and life-altering for a person as the sudden loss of a loved one. The unexpected and preventable wrongful death of a family member is emotionally scarring and often financially devastating. There are frequently many unanswered questions that tend to anger and frustrate surviving family members and these questions complicate the…

Unfortunately, in our business we deal with tragic events. It’s hard to imagine a sadder situation than what recently happened to one of our State Troopers. Although pulled over on the side of the road in a Ford Explorer, his vehicle was rear-ended by another motorist and as a result, the Trooper was killed. A Ford Explorer is…

A wrongful death case is the most emotionally trying of the cases we work on. Surviving family members are mourning the loss of loved ones and in cases where a working spouse or a parent is killed, have the added stress of worrying about how they will pay their bills in the future. Comforting young…

Wrongful Death Cases and Revenge There’s a misconception among a lot of adults today that the civil court system is a good backup plan to punish a person who could not be convicted in the criminal court system. The idea is if they believe someone has committed a crime but was found Not Guilty or…

Consider this scenario. A young man in an apartment building starts lighting matches for fun and accidentally starts a fire that burns the building down. A woman in another apartment dies and her family pursues a wrongful death lawsuit. Who is the defendant for that wrongful death lawsuit? While some people will say it’s the…

Determining the wrongful death case? The civil court system views a wrongful death case as a type of personal injury with one big difference: The deceased can not file a lawsuit. If you break your arm because someone hits you with their car, you can call an attorney and talk about your rights and options….