Losing a loved one is difficult, particularly if it is due to someone else's negligence. If you have lost a loved one due to a third party's involvement, you may file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased.
To pursue a wrongful death claim:
- The defendant in the wrongful death lawsuit must be fully or partially responsible for the death.
- The defendant's responsibility involves negligence or strict liability.
- Surviving beneficiaries, e.g. spouses, children or other dependents must exist.
- Monetary damages, e.g. loss of income, have resulted from the victim's death.
NH Wrongful Death Claim FAQs
What is a wrongful death claim in NH?
A wrongful death claim is when a victim is killed as a result of negligence on the part of the person or entity being sued. The victim's survivors can pursue monetary damages to compensate for their loss.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
Immediate family members, such as spouses and children can file a wrongful death claim. Parents of children without spouses or children of their own can pursue claims as well. Some states also allow distant relatives and legal dependents to pursue wrongful death claims.
What is the statute of limitations for a New Hampshire Wrongful Death Claim?
In New Hampshire, a wrongful death claim must be filed within three years of the date of the death.
Schedule a free consultation with our wrongful death attorney to discuss obtaining justice for your loved one. We don't charge any fees unless we resolve your case in your favor.