Reports from the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office indicate that victim as in her 50s and had refused treatment at the scene of the accident on Thursday. The female eventually arrive at the Brockton Hospital where she was then transferred to Beth Israel Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
On Thursday, around 10 a.m., law enforcement were dispatched to the gas station at Main Street and Perkins Street. There, they discovered that a GMC Yukon collided into the female victim’s vehicle, before crashing into the gas station – slamming into a pole in the process. The GMC Yukon was stopped by another vehicle at the gas station.
The identities of the people involved have not been released.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Massachusetts law will hold an individual or business at fault for the wrongful death of another where the it is the cause of the death. The individual or business would be at fault if it injured another by negligence, or not acting with reasonable care. A “wanton or reckless act” that causes death is sufficient for a Massachusetts wrongful death lawsuit.
In any wrongful death lawsuit, the case is handled a lot like a regular personal injury claim. In both personal injury cases, the victim claims negligence – that the act of a third-party resulted in injury to the victim. Where a wrongful death has occurred, the difference is that another individual is prosecuting the case for the deceased victim.
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 229, Section 2 states “the executor or administrator of the deceased” would be the party to bring the wrongful death case into the justice system. This is a person who has the duty to follow instructions provided by the deceased, before death, for handling the person’s affairs. A lawsuit would be included as one of these items.
The executor or administrator who proceeds with a wrongful death case regardless of how any criminal case is proceeding. Call the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today at (617) 367-2900 to begin any wrongful death litigation.
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