Understanding Wrongful Death Claims
At the Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins, you will find a team dedicated to helping clients through every detail of their case. This standard is especially important with wrongful death cases. For clients who have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, having a trusted advocate on their side means everything. Our lawyers work with clients to identify every way we can help.
The first step in any fatal accident case is to complete the probate process. We help clients by assisting them with opening the estate and performing the required tasks to probate the estate, such as inventorying assets, performing an accounting, etc. This is our first role in your wrongful death claim.
Then, we talk you through the next steps involved. Our Manchester wrongful death attorneys have handled all types of cases over more than 30 years, including car accidents, drunk driving crashes, truck collisions and more. We advise clients about the issues involved in claims and lawsuits:
- Who can bring a wrongful death claim? The administrator or executor of the estate, which is often the surviving spouse or an adult child.
- What types of damages are available? Economic loss to the estate, funeral and medical bills, conscious pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life are compensable damages. Our firm provides a unique service: We create a video of your loved one’s life, family, hobbies and more, all to help us determine and effectively communicate the full extent of the losses to the estate and surviving family members, including children.
- Can surviving spouses and minor children recover? Yes, under New Hampshire law, spouses and children possess separate and distinct causes of action from the overall claim by the estate.
- What else should you think about? You should consider life insurance issues, other types of benefits for which you may be eligible, etc.
We are creative and determined when it comes to building strong cases on behalf of those wrongfully killed. We have recently obtained settlements in excess of $1 million in wrongful death cases involving the negligence of another. We will help you pursue the accountability, justice and full compensation you deserve.
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You deserve exceptional legal counsel after an accident causes the death of your family member. During a free consultation, you will speak directly with personal injury lawyer Peter Hutchins about your case. Contact us at 603-463-0055 or toll free at 866-714-7450.
We regularly accept referral and co-counsel cases from other attorneys throughout New Hampshire, Essex and Middlesex counties in Massachusetts, as well as Boston.
No fees unless we obtain compensation for our clients.