If someone dies unexpectedly due to someone else's negligence or recklessness, it is a tragedy that often affects others. New Hampshire law restricts financial damages in some wrongful death cases, but a challenge has changed the state's approach to compensation.
It's hard to put a dollar figure on human suffering, let along the end of a human life. But often, after a tragic accident or collision, financial damages are the only way to make a family whole and stop future harm to others.
A young mother of a toddler was killed recently on New Hampshire Route 11 when the vehicle she was riding in was slammed into head-on by a pickup truck.
Your spouse, who is just 45 years old, passes away after suffering a stoke. You cannot shake the thought that it was due to a car accident months before. Naturally, there are those who claim your spouse would have had a stroke no matter what, and it was just a matter of time. You don't think that's true.
There is no question that the family pet is a loving, friendly dog. The problem is that even the friendliest animals can become aggressive given the right circumstances. Much like people can lash out when they're sick, frightened or threatened, dogs can, too.
When you got married, you said you would stay together until death parted you, but you never really thought about what that meant. Now that your spouse has passed away, you're finding it hard to move forward with your life.
Workplace fatalities can happen in any job. An office worker can fall down the stairs and suffer a head injury, even in what appears to be a very low-risk occupation.
Vehicles are a part of American life and a huge part of the reason for the country's current development. Suburbs and interstate highway systems allow people to live further from major cities than they do elsewhere in the world.
A 36-year-old Rye native who most recently had been working as an attorney out of Chelsea, Massachusetts, lost her life in a truck accident along Interstate 95 in Portsmouth. The wreck occurred just after 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Being faced with the wrongful death of a loved one can be overwhelming. You might not know what to do, how to move on or how to ensure that your loved one's rights are protected even after death. That's where a wrongful death case can help. The relatives of a wrongful death victim can file a lawsuit seeking damages for the death. Let's take a look at those damages.