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What are the Rights of a Family Following a Loved One’s Wrongful Death?

At the NH personal injury law firm of Manning & Zimmerman, we are often asked by family members what legal rights they have if a loved one dies as the result of another person’s wrongdoing. Under New Hampshire law, wrongful death lawsuits enable the family of a victim  to sue a wrongdoer for damages on behalf of the deceased. In general, immediate family members or the administrator of the decedent’s estate may sue on behalf of the deceased party by claiming negligence against the responsible party.

The Filing of Wrongful Death Lawsuits

The theory behind wrongful death lawsuits is to ensure that a negligent party cannot avoid responsibility merely because the victim passed away. Wrongful death lawsuits make it possible for family members to recover payment for the deceased victim’s medical bills and burial expenses, as well as for the victim’s anticipated future wages, loss of enjoyment of their life, and the pain and suffering that survivors have had to endure as the result of the absence of the deceased. One of the more common reasons for bringing a wrongful death lawsuit is medical malpractice, but other reasons (among many) include the death of a motorist, motorcyclist, pedestrian or bicyclist that was found to be the fault of a driver.

Call Experienced NH Wrongful Death Attorneys

Big companies have lawyers looking out for their interests and you should too. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly by an insurance company, the NH personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, PLLC can help. When representing injured victims, we are only paid for our services when we successfully recover damages from the responsible party. For a free consultation, call (603) 239-2459, email us at info@manningzimmermanlaw.com, or contact us by using the “contact us” form or chat feature on our website.

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