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New Hampshire Wrongful Death Lawyer

While an accident can happen in a blink of an eye, the effects can change your life forever. Unfortunately, many severe accidents can result in wrongful death. If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you have the legal right to file a wrongful death claim to ease the financial burdens associated with your loss. Dealing with a wrongful death can be devastating for the family of the deceased, especially if the death was preventable. If you are considering pursuing a wrongful death claim, it is vital to have a seasoned and caring wrongful death attorney in New Hampshire on your side. 

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys know how challenging it is to cope with the loss of a loved one. Our skilled legal team will be your fierce advocates to help ensure you are financially compensated for the losses you have suffered. To schedule a free consultation, give us a call at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form today. 

How Is Wrongful Death Defined in New Hampshire?

In New Hampshire, you may file a wrongful death claim if an accidental, negligent, or intentional act caused the death of someone you love. Some scenarios that may result in wrongful death include the following:

  • Negligence-based accidents such as car accidents or premises liability accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Intentional acts such as crimes

If your loved one lost their life at the hands of someone committing a crime, you might pursue a civil wrongful death lawsuit in addition to any criminal charges the individual may face. Unlike other states, New Hampshire does not place limits on who can file a wrongful death suit, and anyone who has a legal interest in the estate of the deceased can bring forward a case. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our wrongful death attorneys will review the facts of your case and advise you on the best path moving forward. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in New Hampshire?

In New Hampshire, you must file a wrongful death claim within a specific time frame known as the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits in New Hampshire is three years from the date of the victim’s death. If you fail to file a claim within this time limit, you will be unable to bring your case forward. 

Many individuals assume that three years will be more than enough time to file a claim. However, it is essential to note that critical evidence can be lost or destroyed over time, and eyewitnesses may forget what they saw at the time of the incident. Additionally, any delays or complications in your case may take a significant amount of time to resolve. To ensure you have ample time to pursue your case, it is almost always in your best interest to contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to advise you on your next steps. 

Damages You May Be Able to Recover Through a Wrongful Death Claim in New Hampshire

A wrongful death can take a significant emotional and financial toll on the victim’s surviving family members. If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, you should not be forced to foot the bill for the resulting suffering and damages. At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, our New Hampshire wrongful death attorneys are committed to working tirelessly to understand your needs and pursue damages for the full extent of your losses. A few types of damages our New Hampshire wrongful death lawyers may be able to help you recover include the following:

  • Final expenses
  • Lost inheritance
  • Medical expenses related to the victim’s injury
  • Loss of income or other financial support
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship

Your attorney will work with you to understand every aspect of your case and determine which damages you may be eligible to recover. Our attorneys are committed to taking both your current and future needs into account when calculating the total value of your claim. They will then pursue the maximum amount of financial compensation available to you as they help you hold the negligent parties responsible for your losses. 

Discuss Your Case with an Experienced New Hampshire Wrongful Death Lawyer

At Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand how devastating a wrongful death can be for you and your family. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping our clients achieve the justice they need to find closure during this difficult time. One of our experienced wrongful death attorneys, Bradley M. Henry, has dedicated his career to pursuing justice for wrongful death victims. He has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for his clients. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Top 100 Lawyers in New England for his continued excellence. 
To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our team can help you, call us today at (617) 391-9001 or complete our contact form.

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