Terri Degennaro of Brockton Identified as Woman Who Died Hours After Gas Depot Crash (Update)

Today the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office has released more information on the woman who died several hours after the Thursday morning Brockton Gas Depot car crash. Terri Degennaro of Brockton Identified as Woman Who Died Hours After Gas Depot Crash (Update)

She has been identified as Terri Degennaro, a 54-year-old resident of Brockton. After the accident she declined medical treatment at the scene, and declined transport to a hospital. She was assessed at the scene by first responders, however later in the day she did arrive at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital seeking help with injuries. She was ultimately transported to Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She ultimately died there.

On the Thursday morning Degennaro was driving east on Perkins Street at almost 10:30 a.m., and it was at that time that the black GMC Yukon crashed into her vehicle. The accident occurred at the intersection on Main Street. The Yukon continued to barrel down the road, into the Gas Depot and onto another vehicle, before coming to rest.

Wrongful Death Car Accident Lawsuit

Massachusetts law recognizes that when a person negligently causes the death of another, the family of the victim may file a lawsuit against that person to recover redress for causing the death. The family may also sue the at fault person when the act was committed wilfully, wantonly or recklessly. Punitive damage are available to them to punish the person for acting in such a manner.

This is known as a wrongful death lawsuit and filed by spouses or nearest relatives. Any costs the family had to incur due to the wrongful death, such as funeral expenses, can be recovered in the lawsuit.

If you are seeking a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer or wrongful death lawsuit attorney, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman by phone at(617) 367-2900 anytime.

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