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Wrongful Death Questions
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim may be filed by surviving family members to receive financial compensation after a loved one passed away due to the negligent or careless actions of another. If you have lost a loved one and you think negligence may have been a factor, our team of New Hampshire and Vermont wrongful death lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
What Types of Wrongful Death Claims do you Handle?
Our Vermont and New Hampshire personal injury lawyers handle all types of personal injury claims where negligence or carelessness contributed to or caused a person’s death. The majority of cases we handle involve motor vehicle accidents or medical malpractice.
Who is Legally Allowed to File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Immediate family members, such as spouses or dependent children, are most often the ones who file wrongful death claims. In some cases parents or siblings may have a right to claim compensation as well.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover?
The types of damages that may be available to surviving family members will depend on the deceased’s age, income level, and other factors. Generally, the court looks at the impact the loss of your loved one will have on you financially to determine the damage award. For instance, your loved one’s earning potential over the course of his or her lifetime will be taken into consideration. Hospitalization, surgery, and other medical bills will be included in damage estimates, as well as funeral and burial fees. Additional compensation for loss of companionship and pain and suffering may be sought as well.
Are Wrongful Death Claims Time Sensitive?
Yes. In Vermont and New Hampshire, wrongful death claims fall under a statute of limitations that restricts the amount of time surviving family members have to file a claim. The wrongful death lawyers at Cullenberg & Tensen are aware of all the laws governing the filing of these claims, and we can make sure you meet all deadlines.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, please contact the Vermont and New Hampshire wrongful lawyers at Cullenberg & Tensen, P.L.L.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation.