Wrongful Death

The attorneys at Tremont & Sheldon have years of experience handling wrongful death lawsuits.

Wrongful death occurs if the death of a loved one was caused by someone's "wrongful conduct", such as by medical malpractice, a motor vehicle collision, construction injury, or defective product. Immediate family members of the deceased can seek compensation for their losses. Wrongful death may result in financial difficulties resulting from lost income and medical expenses. The law also allows you to recover for emotional losses, including loss of companionship, love, and affection. Recovery for these damages may include both past and future losses. The lawyers at Tremont & Sheldon have been able to recover significant compensation for their clients in wrongful death lawsuits.

Please contact the wrongful death lawyers at Tremont & Sheldon to evaluate your case.

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Common Questions About Wrongful Death

  • How long do I have to file a personal injury claim or case?
  • Under the law, you generally have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit that is based upon the negligent conduct of another person or entity. The time limitation for filing a lawsuit varies, however, depending upon the nature of the claim. With certain types of claims there are also notice requirements that must be met before you file suit. It is therefore always wise to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury to make certain that your case is not time-barred.

  • What is the difference between criminal and civil cases? Is there a different burden of proof?
  • Many people know that the burden of proof (or evidence needed to prove the case) in a criminal case is beyond a reasonable doubt. Criminal cases require a very high standard because being found guilty of a crime is at stake as well as the potential to go to jail. In a civil case, no one is accused of a crime and cannot be found guilty. Instead, the question in a civil case is whether a person was negligent and responsible for damages to another. The burden of proof in a civil case, for example a motor vehicle accident, is lower (easier to prove) than in a criminal case. The standard is “more likely than not” the person was at fault or proof of just over 50% to win the case.


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