Know Your Rights When An Avoidable Death Occurs

The death of a loved one is devastating, no matter the cause. However, it is particularly upsetting when the death should not have occurred in the first place. If a loved one has been killed through the negligence of another party, the attorneys at Martin, Lord & Osman, P.A., are prepared to pursue compensation on your behalf in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Monetary compensation will not ease the emotional pain of your loss, but it will help prevent you from struggling financially if the deceased contributed to your household income. Wrongful death compensation can also help cover medical costs connected to the accident, funeral and burial costs, and provide compensatory damages for the pain and suffering of the deceased.

What Constitutes Wrongful Death In New Hampshire?

In New Hampshire, wrongful death is defined as a death that occurs as the result of a negligent act by a particular person or party. As the person who has died is no longer available to take legal action, the state of New Hampshire says any person who has an interest in the estate of the deceased party is able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

The courts evaluate wrongful death lawsuits on an individual basis, and the damages can vary based on the circumstances surrounding the death. For example, a person may be awarded a particular amount of money as the result of the expenses that occurred after the death, or after considering the compensation the deceased individual may have been able to earn if the accident or injury had not occurred.

Benefits Of Working With An Experienced Civil Litigation Attorney

In New Hampshire, wrongful death lawsuits must be filed by the individual party in a civil court. Insurance companies typically defend these cases aggressively. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can provide you with the guidance and counsel necessary to present the case that your loved one suffered a wrongful death.

In addition, we know how to accurately calculate the full amount of damages you deserve in order to cover the emotional and financial distress you endured as a result of the death. To learn more about wrongful death lawsuits and to discuss the specifics of your case, contact us online or call 603-524-4121 to schedule a consultation. We serve clients throughout New Hampshire from our offices in Laconia, Lancaster and Wolfeboro.