Wrongful Death Attorney In Massachusetts

Did You Lose A Loved One In An Accident Or Due To The Negligence Of Someone Else?
Massachusetts wrongful death attorney Robert Shute specializes in dealing with families that have experienced such tragedy and has the experience necessary to help those affected by the death. If you lost a love one in an accident or due to the negligence of someone else please call us at (413) 592-0999 for a free consultation.
The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult and emotionally painful events most of us will ever have to endure. One of the few things that can make it even more painful is knowing that the death was caused by someone else’s carelessness and that it didn’t have to happen.
Atty. Robert Shute has compassionately and successfully represented surviving family members in wrongful death cases. The Massachusetts Wrongful Death statute is one of your legal remedies if you have suffered the loss of a family member.
If you are distraught because of this heartbreaking situation, Atty. Shute is available to consult with you personally and confidentially at no cost to you.
How Much Does a Wrongful Death Lawyer Cost?
When Atty. Shute handles your family’s wrongful death case, you never pay a legal fee out-of-pocket. The legal fee is paid only out of the money that Atty. Shute gets for you from the person or company that caused the death, or from their insurance company.
How are wrongful death settlements calculated?
Wrongful Death cases involve not only emotional pain but in many cases such as where a deceased parent earned much of a family’s income, or where the deceased parent’s work at home allowed the other parent to earn income, the death also can put the surviving family out of its home, destroy plans for children to go to college, and put the family in an all-round perilous financial position. As you can imagine, with so much at stake, the insurance company for the responsible party is going to pull out all the stops: blame the victim, hire medical experts to say things like the decedent was going to die soon anyway because of unrelated health issues, or say it is reasonable for a doctor to delay further diagnostic testing even though preliminary tests indicate a deadly but curable disease. Combating these tactics is crucial and having someone knowledgeable to do that for you is just one of the many reasons to have Attorney Shute on your side.
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The Wrongful Death Statute: Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 229 Sec. 2 provides in part that a person whose negligence or whose reckless act causes the death of another shall be liable to pay monetary damages.

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Who receives the money in a Wrongful Death case?

Possible recipients in Massachusetts include a parent, surviving spouse, surviving children, grandchildren, etc. or, if none of those survive the decedent, then next-of-kin. Depending upon which of those survive the decedent, the money may be divided among them. Atty. Shute will explain how these rules apply to the specific circumstances of your surviving family members.

Punitive Damages. Wrongful death cases are among the few types of cases in Massachusetts where a jury can award Punitive Damages. In cases where the conduct of the person who caused the death was worse than negligent and was malicious, reckless or grossly negligent a jury can award Punitive Damages to punish the responsible party and to deter them from the conduct in the future.

Wrongful death cases can arise out of many kinds of negligent conduct including cases such as vehicle, pedestrian and bicycle crashes, medical negligence, dog attacks, swimming pool drowning, burns, defective equipment, construction sites lacking proper safety equipment and many others.
When a Wrongful Death claim is started, the first thing to happen is court approval of the appointment of a “Personal Representative” to act on behalf of the Estate of the deceased person. The claim is then made for monetary “damages” to compensate the surviving family members for harms resulting from the negligence. The Wrongful Death Statute calls for payment of damages including for loss of reasonably expected net income, services, care, companionship, assistance, comfort, guidance and advice as a result of the death of the decedent. The legal term for these personal harms is “loss of consortium.”
Attorney Shute can help see you through this difficult time with compassion for your family and with determination for your case. Nothing can truly alleviate the grief that surviving family members feel but adding financial strife on top of grief is not an acceptable outcome when your family member has been wronged and died as a result.
There is a saying when someone dies that “Outsiders may feel closure but grieving families are left to cope.” Atty. Shute is here to relentlessly pursue the Wrongful Death case that will help you and your family cope with your loss.
Atty. Robert Shute is available to consult with you confidentially and without cost to you to explain your options. The consultation can be scheduled at your convenience, before, during or after normal business hours. Call Atty. Shute any time at 413-592-0999 of 413-437-7788.
Ronnie C.
Ronnie C.
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 My heart is full of gratitude to have had Attorney Robert Shute represent my son when he was injured in a auto accident. Attorney Shute’s kind, reassuring voice was the calm in the storm. He stood by my son while he was recovering and answered every question we had, and I had many!  If you or your family or friends every need a lawyer, with years of experience, who knows just what to do, call Attorney Robert Shute. He’s the Real thing, not a T.V. actor lawyer. I feel truly Blessed to have had him by our side.
D. Boone, Springfield
D. Boone, Springfield
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I highly recommend Attorney Robert W. Shute as a personal injury attorney. I was injured in an auto accident several years ago and Attorney Shute provided me with high-quality legal representation to ultimately reach a favorable settlement. I was so satisfied with Attorney Shute's professionalism and timely communication that I recommended him to my family members and friends when they needed a personal injury attorney; they too were very satisfied with his legal services. Additionally, Attorney Shute has been an invaluable resource and mentor, sharing his vast law knowledge and experience with me in my practice of law as well.
Phillip G. 
Phillip G. 
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If there was ever a person that you would want to represent you it is by far your best decision to use Attorney Bob Shute. My accident happened several years ago and Bob Shute never gave up and worked so hard for my best interest! He would explain everything in detail and would translate everything in layman’s terms so I would understood everything that was happening so that I was able to make the best decisions. He never gave up and fought hard for me! I would always recommend Attorney Shute for anything you needed!
Z. O-I.
Z. O-I.
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I would highly recommend The Injury Office of Robert Shute to anyone in need of legal services. He is not only Honest, Reliable and caring, but his office is always professional, responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful. He explains the process entirely and does all he can to ensure a great outcome for all his clients. Attorney Robert Shute is will always be my first choice, if I need it again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
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He was an amazing lawyer to work with and was always updating me whenever he got news with my settlement after getting hit by another car last year. He is excellent at explaining everything and gave great advice. Highly would recommend him to anyone.
Joe V
Joe V
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I had a great experience with Attorney Shute. He spent time to understand my situation, worked hard to develop the case and was persistent in pushing it through the process and in the end he got me a very good settlement. He is very knowledgeable and easy to interact with too. Hiring him was a good investment and I definitely would use him again.
Z. Coleman
Z. Coleman
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Attorney Shute is a great Lawyer! He represented me very well for the injury I got and he had my back the entire time. I highly recommend him!
Kathy V
Kathy V
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Attorney Shute does an outstanding job. I can't say enough good things about him and his work. Through the entire process, he was very patient and professional and kept us informed of his progress. He always took the time to be sure we clearly understood our options and he secured a great and fair settlement in a very timely manner. He was really wonderful to work with during a very stressful time. I very highly recommend Attorney Shute!
A.B., Springfield
A.B., Springfield
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Attorney Shute is an exceptional lawyer who practices law with honesty and genuine integrity to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. He has a friendly staff and he is always available to answer questions about your case and explains every possible scenario so that as a client you are aware of all of your options and you remain well informed about the status of your case. My family and I have utilized his services on more than one occasion and his results have proven to be fair and reasonable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Jeannine M.
Jeannine M.
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I was hit by a hit and run vehicle as pedestrian. I went through the motions as instructed by the proper people. Hiring an attorney was not something I had realized I needed to do. After being in the Dr's office overwhelmed by the paperwork and pain someone said, your Attorney will do that for you. So I went on a hunt. If you are looking for an Attorney who you can actually talk to on the phone, Attorney Shute is your guy. He was always very professional and he explained everything in a way I always understood. He is patient, a good listener and aware of my injuries making me comfortable. I don't hesitate to tell people he's a great choice. And oh yes, we won my case.
E.C., Greenfield
E.C., Greenfield
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Attorney Shute helped me through a difficult legal process after I was injured in an auto accident. Although the case was complex, he carefully, methodically and patiently advised me over all the hurdles that were placed in our path. Even the smallest accidents can be traumatic and legal nightmares. Attorney Shute traveled to my home to meet with me while I was injured and so traumatized I was unable to drive. He is smart, capable, and accessible. I recommend him very highly to anyone in need of expert personal injury advice.
R. Sears,
R. Sears,
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Robert did a fantastic job with my case. I can’t express that enough! Absolutely on point and very helpful!!! I recommend him to everyone!
J. Price
J. Price
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I was dealing with a tough situation and needed legal guidance. Attourney Shute not only helped me through the process, he helped give me a better understanding of how the legal process works when dealing with various aspects of legal formalities. He is always punctual and pleasant as well and did a wonderful job of keep me in the loop of happenings and explaining aspects that I was not clear about throughout my experience. He made me feel more comfortable and confident with his legal guidance. I would recommend Attourney Shute to anyone in need of legal guidance or assistance and will guarantee you will be very satisfied with all the services and legal expertise he provides. Definately will be my go to Attorney on any legal matters
Loren D.
Loren D.
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Attorney Shute was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable with our case. We highly recommend him!
S. Torres
S. Torres
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I would like to thank Mr shute for all his help he went above and beyond for me yoou are the best I have could not have done this without you thanks to you I have a future again and I have no worries and God bless and thank you for everything you are the best I appreciate everything you've done for me and for my family thank you thank you thank you
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Atty. Robert Shute is available to consult with you confidentially and without cost to you to explain your options. The consultation can be scheduled at your convenience, before, during or after normal business hours. Call Atty. Shute any time at 413-592-0999 of 413-437-7788.