Wrongful death law is different in each state. Typically, the administrator of the estate, or executor, or a family member such as a spouse, child or parent can bring a wrongful death suit. New Hampshire law allows anyone with a legal interest in the deceased person’s estate to file the wrongful death suit. Filing the suit does not exclude other beneficiaries from receiving damages. No matter who files the suit, the surviving spouse and minor children may receive damages that are not available to other types of beneficiaries.
Damages in Wrongful Death
Damages in New Hampshire wrongful death can include:
- Expenses incurred by estate due to the injury
- Physical pain and suffering of deceased from time of injury until death
- Mental pain and suffering of deceased from time of injury until death
- Income the deceased would have probably earned if not for the injury and death
Spouse and Minor Children
In addition to the wrongful death damages listed above, the surviving spouse can receive compensation for loss of:
Minor children can be awarded compensation for loss of:
If you have lost someone you love, in New Hampshire or in Vermont, as a result of someone’s negligence or wrongdoing, please do not wait until it is too late to take legal action. Cole Law Office is here to help. Please do not hesitate to call us at (800) 909-LAWS (5297) or email us to schedule your free consultation.