Wrongful Death

It is difficult to express the magnitude of the loss of a loved one, particularly when that loss was unexpected, preventable and due to the negligent conduct of another. At Jones Kelleher, we understand that wrongful deaths change the lives of family members forever. We recognize that nothing can replace the loss of a beloved family member. However, our attorneys believe that we can make a difference for you and your family during this difficult time by helping you seek justice for your loss and by holding those responsible for the wrongful death accountable in our civil justice system. 

In wrongful death cases, we have two goals. First, we want to see that whoever is responsible for your loss is held accountable. Second, we want you and your family to receive full compensation for your loss. We understand that you and your family deserve to be compensated for the loss of emotional and financial support your loved one would have provided. Our attorneys have been representing families for decades. We are proud of our record of success in handling wrongful death claims and making a difference for individuals and their families.



Our personal injury lawyers have successfully resolved wrongful death cases in courts throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Our trial attorneys have handled wrongful death cases related to a wide variety of accidents, including but not limited to the following incidents:

  • Fire and explosion cases;
  • Medical malpractice cases;
  • Construction accident cases;
  • Products liability cases;
  • Car accidents;
  • Recreational and sporting accidents;
  • Bus, truck and large vehicle accidents;
  • Motorcycle and bicycle accidents;
  • Nursing home cases; and
  • Civil right violations.

At Jones Kelleher, our experienced lawyers have intimate knowledge of how the wrongful death statute works in states like Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire, and what is needed to prove liability and damages. In addition to the tangible damages which result from the loss of your loved one, like loss of income and funeral expenses, our attorneys have experience demonstrating the value of those intangible losses associated with pain, suffering, and loss of companionship.

Our experience handling a variety of wrongful death claims has given us critical insight into how judges, juries, arbitrators, mediators and insurance adjusters determine value in wrongful death claims. Our attorneys understand how to prove damages in a way that makes sense and which puts our clients in the strongest position possible to obtain a substantial settlement, award or verdict.


Wrongful death cases often require the use of trained and experienced experts to support our theory of liability and/or our calculation of damages. Through our many years of practice, we have developed a network of accomplished and reputable professionals across many industries including but not limited to accident reconstruction experts, engineers, medical doctors, psychologists, and economists. We trust these professionals to provide us with the critical information necessary to resolve your case successfully. 

To prevail in these cases, you must not only have the resources to obtain the critical information, but you must have experienced trial attorneys who can present these facts in a way that is both simple and compelling.

In wrongful death claims, utilizing technological resources is often the best way to persuasively present your case. Our attorneys understand how to incorporate current trial technology in order to prove liability. We have successfully utilized the following resources in many of our wrongful death claims:

  • Accident recreation software and computer-generated animations;
  • Fire and explosion recreations;
  • High-definition photos, movies and videos;
  • Models of vehicles, accident sites, and body parts in three dimensions; and
  • State-of-the-art presentation software.

Our clients come to us during times of intense personal crisis, instability, and financial burden. As attorneys we take this responsibility very seriously. We know that our clients are depending upon us to resolve their cases quickly and fairly.

At Jones Kelleher we believe that a team-oriented approach allows us to deliver the best results to our clients. We evaluate each potential case as a team, using our collective knowledge to examine the facts and determine what course of action is best for you and your family. Your trial team will include at least two attorneys who have successful track records handling similar cases. Nurses and paralegals experienced in wrongful death claims support our attorneys and help prepare your case for trial.

We consider our clients to be the most valuable members of our team. As a client, you will receive frequent status updates on the progress of your claim and we always welcome your calls. Our dedicated attorneys and staff are personally invested in your future and well-being and are prepared to fiercely advocate on behalf of your interests.


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