Living through the death of someone you're close to can be difficult, especially if the death was sudden. In some cases, as a family member, you may be wondering what you can do about outstanding bills and lost wages; these financial difficulties add to your stress, and you wouldn't be faced with them if the negligence of someone else hadn't resulted in your loved one's death.
Wrongful deaths are called such because something happened that resulted in a death that should not have. For instance, if a surgeon makes a mistake and a patient dies or if a car goes into the wrong lane and kills the driver of another vehicle, then those could be called wrongful deaths. Murder itself is also a type of wrongful death.
If you've been in a rear-end car accident, then you know that even though your car may not have been badly damaged, you still can be severely hurt. Heading to the hospital immediately following a crash, you may not have had time to speak with anyone about how your care will be paid for. Will insurance cover it? What should you do about the negligent driver who hit you?
Rabies is one of the worst diseases you could face if you're bitten by a dog. Many New Hampshire dogs now receive rabies vaccinations so they won't be carriers. However, if they don't have rabies tags or other identification on them, you may be forced to endure treatments that are costly and painful to prevent the onset of the disease.
When you ride a motorcycle, you expect drivers to be aware of your presence. Not paying attention to the roadways can mean serious injuries or even your death. Drivers sometimes pull out in front of motorcyclists or follow them too closely; those are both negligent acts that could result in injuries and a person's wrongful death.
If your loved one is struck by a car, he or she can be left with serious injuries or even be killed. In a situation where a death is involved, it can be heartbreaking for your family. You suddenly may have to deal with funeral arrangements, medical bills and lost wages, all while mourning your loved one.
Animal bites can be very serious. In this case, a pit bull has the U.S. Postal Service worried to the point that the employees aren't able to deliver mail when the dog is nearby. The post office claims that it can no longer deliver to Concord, New Hampshire's Cornell Street because of this feisty and dangerous dog.
The news isn't lacking when it comes to stories of negligence, and this wrongful death case might interest you. If you've been a fan of the New England Patriots in New Hampshire, you might have heard about this wrongful death lawsuit that has been filed against former tight-end Aaron Hernandez. According to the wrongful death lawsuit, he's being sued by a family who believes he killed a member of their family in a shooting. The news doesn't say exactly what happened to lead to the death of a 27-year-old man, but Hernandez is now in the middle of a tricky legal battle while he professes his innocence.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, residents may have heard about a recent shooting involving a 45-year-old woman's wrongful death The woman was allegedly shot in self-defense by a police officer on Sept. 30, 2013, but her family doesn't believe that was the case. Now, her family is suing the state over the wrongful death of the woman.