Elaine Yeskie, 77, is suing the man accused of starting a fire at her home in 2009 for the, Massachusetts wrongful deaths of her husband and son. She wants Anthony P. Baye, who is awaiting trial on 48 charges involving 28 fires over three years to pay her monetary and punitive damages.
Yeskie lost her husband, Paul W. Yeskie Sr., and her son, Paul W. Yeskie Jr. after a fire was broke out in their residence on December 29, 2009. The following month, Bay, 27, was arrested in connection with allegedly starting over a dozen fires involving cars, homes, and other structures in his neighborhood.
In her Northampton wrongful death case, Yeski, who survived the fire, says that she experienced severe emotional distress from having to watch her son and husband die. She contends that their passing was because of Bay’s actions, which she describes as “malicious, willful, wanton, or reckless.”
Massachusetts Wrongful Death
Losing someone you love because of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior is devastating-not only for the loss but also due to the knowledge that your loved one might still be alive today were it not for someone else’s fatal mistake or intentionally bad behavior. Fortunately, there is a way to seek Northampton, Massachusetts wrongful death damages from that responsible party so that you can hold them accountable by seeking to make them pay you compensation for your loss, pain and suffering, and other resulting damages.
You have three years from the date of death or when knowledge of the cause of the death was (or should have been) found out to file your Massachusetts wrongful death case. Damages may include compensation for funeral/burial/cremation costs, lost income and benefits, the victims’ medical bills, and loss of companionship, love, support, and other losses.
Elaine Yeskie sues accused Northampton arsonist Anthony Baye for deaths of Paul Yeskie Sr. and Jr., Mass Live, October 12, 2012
Elaine Yeskie Sues Anthony Baye in Northampton Fires , Gazzette.Net, October 22, 2012
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