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Manchester Wrongful Death Attorneys

Compassionate Counsel to Help You Through This Difficult Time

When you have lost a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented, you will want answers and justice—and you might even feel like you are owed fair compensation for your loss and suffering. The Manchester wrongful death lawyers of Shaheen and Gordon, P.A. are here to help you seek all three. With a wrongful death claim handled by our legal professionals, you can confidently pursue legal action to help bring a sense of closure to such a tragic event.

Why should you trust us for your wrongful death claim?

Your family deserves justice when another party’s negligence takes a loved one away from you. Let us help you.

Call (603) 635-4099 to schedule a consultation at no cost to you.

What is a Wrongful Death?

A death can be considered “wrongful” if it is caused by the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another party. Another way to think of a wrongful death is through the lens of personal injury and liability law. If the person who passed away could have filed a personal injury claim against the liable party had they survived, then the family of that person can file a wrongful death claim because they did not survive.

Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths

At Shaheen and Gordon, we have decades of collective legal experience working on the most challenging of personal injury cases, which has given us unique insight into how and why fatal accidents occur. No matter the negligent act that caused your loved one’s wrongful death, we have likely worked on a similar case before. At the same time, we recognize that no two cases are the same, so everyone who comes to our law firm for help is provided personalized counsel and specifically tailored legal strategies.

Wrongful deaths can be caused by many types of accidents and incidents, such as:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Defective medical devices
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Workplace accidents
  • Fire
  • Defective prescription drugs
  • Construction site accidents

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in New Hampshire?

In New Hampshire, wrongful death cases are brought by the Personal Representative(s) of the Estate of the deceased. In most cases, this includes immediate family members like spouses, children, or sometimes parents.

With everything considered, if you lose a loved one to an accident, you should talk to our team about your options to pursue a wrongful death claim. You might have valid grounds to pursue legal action without realizing it.

Possible Damages in a Wrongful Death Case

Damages that could add to the value of a wrongful death claim in New Hampshire include:

  • Mental and physical pain suffered by the deceased person before passing away.
  • Medical expenses related to final medical care.
  • Funeral and burial expenses up to a “reasonable” amount.
  • Income the deceased person would have earned had the fatal accident not occurred.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

If you are the surviving spouse of the deceased person, a wrongful death claim can also include damages related to the company and companionship that you have lost. The same is true of surviving children under the age of 18 who have lost a parent due to the accident or incident.

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in NH

New Hampshire uses a strict three-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims. Starting on the date of the deceased person’s death—not the date that they were initially injured or fell ill—any interested parties have three years to file a claim against the liable parties. If three years pass and no claims have been filed, the court will reject any claim filed afterward, so you can’t risk missing this important three-year statute of limitations.

Get Complete Counsel – Call (603) 635-4099 Now

At Shaheen and Gordon, in Manchester, NH we take pride in being a law firm that can handle all parts of a client’s wrongful death claim. We know that you are going through so much hardship right now, so we want to take as much of the burden off your shoulders as possible.

You can depend on us to help with:

  • Investigating the cause of your loved one’s death.
  • Collecting evidence of wrongdoing or negligence.
  • Determining liability based on our findings.
  • Calculating the damages owed to you and your family.
  • Sending a demand letter to the liable parties.
  • Negotiating for a fair settlement that reflects your losses.
  • Preparing and filing a claim if necessary.
  • Litigating in court on your behalf if necessary.

See all the ways we can support you with compassionate and professional legal counsel. Call our Manchester wrongful death attorneys at (603) 635-4099 now.

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Real Results for Real People

When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting
  • Trucking Accident Causing Death Settlement $15 Million

    $15 Million settlement in trucking accident causing death

  • Wrongful Death Auto Accident $6 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Auto Accident Led to Wrongful Death $2.8 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million

    D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.

  • Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million

    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

  • Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million

    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

  • Car Strikes & Injures Motorcycle Passenger $1.25 Million

    Car runs a stop sign and strikes motorcycle on which plaintiff is riding as a passenger causing serious, permanent injuries.

  • Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million

    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million

    Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.

  • Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million

    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.

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