Nashua Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful death is a fatality caused by someone else’s negligence. If you believe someone in Nashua could have prevented your loved one’s recent death, do not hesitate to contact Merrimack Valley Injury Lawyers for a free case evaluation. If we believe an individual or entity is liable for your loved one’s death, we can help you with the claims process. Our local Nashua wrongful death lawyers have been helping clients for many years. Ask how we can help you today. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.
What Does a Nashua Wrongful Death Lawyer Do?
Dealing with the death of someone you love is difficult enough. You should not have to also work through a wrongful death claim – a type of lawsuit that can be extremely difficult to work up and litigate. When you hire a Nashua wrongful death attorney to represent you on a claim, you gain the in-depth understanding of the legal process that only an attorney has. Your Nashua wrongful death lawyer can talk with you during this dark time and help you understand your rights. While you and your family focus on grieving, your lawyer can handle the entire legal process to demand justice for your deceased loved one.
What Causes Wrongful Death in New Hampshire?
According to New Hampshire law, a plaintiff may file a wrongful death claim when someone dies due to the negligent, reckless or intentional wrongdoing of another person or party. An easy way to understand a wrongful death lawsuit in New Hampshire is to think about it as a personal injury claim in which the victim can no longer speak for him or herself. Instead, a representative must speak for the decedent. You may have grounds to file a wrongful death claim after any type of fatal accident in Nashua.
- Construction site accident
- Car accident
- Defective or dangerous product
- Dog attack
- Medical malpractice
- Motor vehicle accident
- Occupational illness or injury
- Slip and fall
- Swimming pool or drowning accident
- Unintentional poisoning
Merrimack Valley Injury Lawyers has experience representing families in many types of wrongful death lawsuits. We know how to go up against our adversaries and win. We will help you demand justice and fair compensation for the preventable death of your family member. We can start your case with an investigation into who may be to blame, then move onto claims filing, hiring experts, negotiating with insurance companies and handling other tasks on your behalf.
Compensation Available for Wrongful Death in New Hampshire
Damages, or compensation, during a wrongful death claim in New Hampshire can reimburse surviving family members for many different losses. The amount of damages available will vary from case to case according to the particular facts of each. One of our missions as your lawyers will be to maximize the financial recovery you receive for the wrongful death of your family member. We will calculate the value of your claim based on the facts at hand.
- Reasonable funeral and burial expenses
- Medical costs incurred by your family
- Lost income your loved one was reasonably expected to earn
- Loss of consortium for a surviving spouse
Consortium refers to the deceased person’s love, care, companionship, comfort and guidance. The State of New Hampshire caps loss of consortium damages at $150,000. The same cap applies to damages available to a decedent’s minor children (under the age of 18) for loss of the parent’s love and care.
Contact Us Without Delay
A time limit known as a statute of limitations will apply to your wrongful death case in Nashua. State law gives a claimant six years from the date of the deceased person’s death to file a claim. If you wait longer than six years after your loss, the courts will most likely dismiss your case. Keep in mind that longer or shorter time limits may apply depending on your situation.
Contact Merrimack Valley Injury Lawyers as soon as possible after losing someone you love in an accident in Nashua. Your family may be entitled to financial compensation. More important than recovering compensation is seeking justice and closure for a grave wrongdoing against your loved one. Find out how we can help you recover, grieve and heal. Contact us for a free consultation.