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Wrongful Death

Wrongful death claims arise when the death of an individual is caused by the wrongful behavior of someone else.  Nothing can compare to the experience of losing a loved one. When the feeling of devastation is combined with the legal system, the experience is often completely overwhelming.

Hamblett & Kerrigan, P.A., offers its clients compassionate legal representation for wrongful death claims. Wrongful death claims are typically filed by a relative who is appointed by the Probate Court to represent the Estate of the deceased person. New Hampshire wrongful death laws found under RSA 556:12 set out the losses that can be recovered by the estate. Those include:

  1. The mental and physical pain experienced by the deceased;
  2. The medical and burial expenses caused by the injury;
  3. The value of the decedent’s loss of probable duration and enjoyment of life; and
  4. The net loss to the estate from the loss of the deceased income.

The spouse of a wrongful death victim is entitled to compensation of up to $150,000 for the loss of the marital relationship. The minor child of a victim is entitled to compensation of up to $50,000 for the loss of the parental relationship.

Representation in wrongful death claims requires both a knowledge of the law and the skills needed to apply the law. The attorneys at Hamblett & Kerrigan, P.A. maintain those qualities and regularly offer their experience to clients with wrongful death cases. Every case is handled with compassion and our dedication to resolve the matter as favorably as possible.

Please call Hamblett & Kerrigan, P.A. today at 603-883-5501 to schedule a free consultation on your claim.