A Boston man accused of killing a cyclist is being held on $25,000 bail, according to court records. The 25-year-old was charged after Massachusetts authorities detained him in the suspected hit-and-run death of a 29-year-old man in the early morning of April 30. The man since turned himself in and is now awaiting trial. Apart from the criminal charges, the family of the victim appear to have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court.
A man charged in connection with a fatal hit-and-run may be facing serious jail time, according to sources. The Massachusetts man was arrested in Texas after allegedly fleeing to El Salvador following the accident that claimed the life of a 25-year-old man in Chelsea in June of last year. Even if the man is not found guilty of the charges filed against him, the family of the slain man could file for wrongful death in civil court.
Every year, tourists enjoy the many attractions available in Massachusetts cities. While some people enjoy a simple walk down a historic city street, others turn to options such as duck boats that allow tourists to view attractions from both land and water. Unfortunately, some may be questioning the safety of these boats after a recent accident involving a scooter killed one woman and sent her boyfriend to the hospital. The family of the deceased young woman may be considering its legal options following the accident, including the possibility of filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
The death of a loved one is never easy news to hear. However, an unexpected death that could have been completely prevented often seems even more tragic. While police in Massachusetts continue to investigate a recent fatal crash in Massachusetts, family members of the deceased victim may be considering their legal options, including whether to file a wrongful death claim.
Many people in Massachusetts pursue paths that are dedicated to others. For example, one nurse trained to run a marathon in order to raise funds for the neonatal intensive care unit for the hospital that employed her. Unfortunately, police believe that her selfless plan was ended when she was struck by a driver under the influence of drugs. While criminal charges have recently been filed against the driver believed to have caused the woman's death, her surviving family members also have the option of pursuing a wrongful death claim in civil court.
As the East Coast has been pounded with snow this winter, major cities continue to function solely due to plow trucks that keep the roads clear. Unfortunately, in some cases the plows cause more harm than good. For example, a woman is believed to have been killed in Massachusetts after being struck by a plow. Her family members could choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit as a result of her untimely death.
Like most people, a young man in Massachusetts had plans for his life. He had a job -- his employer described him as a reliable employee -- that would help him save for his wedding. Unfortunately, his plans came to a tragic halt after a fatal car accident took his life while he was at work helping a stranded driver. The accident may be viewed as having resulted in a wrongful death.
Recent storms have gripped the northeast, and the area continues to be pounded with snow. To help cope with weather conditions, snowplows are taking to the roadways and parking lots in an attempt to keep them clear. Unfortunately, those who operate these vehicles may assume that there are no pedestrians out in the weather, which is often not the case. For example, one woman in Massachusetts is believed to have been killed by a snowplow. As a result, her family could file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Officers with the Massachusetts State Police reported that a car accident on Dec. 23 left one person dead and one person with serious injuries. The crash reportedly occurred on the Massachusetts Pike at approximately 1:40 p.m. and involved a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle.
When someone is killed because of the negligent or reckless actions of another person, the family may consider a wrongful death lawsuit. But what are the legal options for a family when a loved one is killed at work? Because of workers' compensation death benefits, a wrongful death lawsuit may not be an option in every situation. However, Massachusetts readers have the right to explore all legal options after an accident.