If you have recently lost a loved one, we at Buckley Law Offices would like to extend our deepest condolences. We personally understand the absolute devastation and grief of losing a loved one under understandable circumstances, but in the case of wrongful death we have seen how these losses dramatically affect the loved ones who are left behind. If your loved one died due to the actions of another person or entity, Buckley Law Offices can help you.
Buckley Law Offices offers dedicated legal assistance to people suffering from wrongful death of a loved one. We have a proven track record of excellence, dedication and commitment in assisting residents of New Hampshire and Massachusetts surviving this tragic type of loss. We strive to pursue justice and will aggressively pursue just compensation. If you have suffered the wrongful death of a loved one or partner, we encourage you to speak with our lawyer.
Wrongful death is an umbrella term. It covers any death that wrongfully occured due to accident, negligence, or malpractice. Here are some common subtypes of wrongful death claims:
Since wrongful death is such an expansive category, if you have suffered the loss of a loved one it is paramount you align yourself with a strong legal team who can bring facts and experience to your case.
Wrongful death lawsuits can become complicated. One of the first ways they can become complicated is when you consider how many people may be eligible to file the claim. There are a few specific family members who will have the power to do this:
In New Hampshire, the wrongful death claim is typically filed by the person left in charge of the deceased’s estate, though there are exceptions to every rule. If there is recovery, then that recovery may be distributed according to the deceased’s will or according to the law if no will exists.
The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to ensure families of victims of wrongful death can access compensation they need to pay for expenses stemming from the accidental injury and death. We will seek to recover expenses for damages such as:
There is nothing more terrible than losing a loved one, but when that loved one was bringing in a reliable income you no longer have access to, it gets all the more difficult. No situation was ever made easier by a lack of money. This is why the Buckley Law Firm believes in seeking maximum potential compensation for the loss of your loved one in your New Hampshire or Massachusetts wrongful death case.
A statute of limitations is legal-speak for the amount of time you have to file your lawsuit after injury or death. New Hampshire’s statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits is three years, and in most cases this is counted from the date of the wrongful death in question. However, in some cases exceptions may be made. Wrongful death lawsuits can be among the most complicated and nuanced of lawsuits, so it is paramount you give your legal team as much time as is necessary to form your case. It is very important that you speak with our offices as soon as possible so we can help you create the strongest case possible before your statute of limitations is up.
The best way to tell if you have grounds to start a wrongful death lawsuit in the state of New Hampshire or Massachusetts is to contact a law firm for a consultation. Most personal injury lawyers will give you a free consultation, and many of them will work the way we do (we don’t get paid unless you win), but not many of them will have a dedicated wrongful death team working every day with surviving family members and loved ones to recover compensation for wrongful death in the state of New Hampshire or Massachusetts. In fact, we’ve been doing this for over thirty years. Let us show you how we can help. Contact Buckley Law Offices at your earliest convenience to set up your consultation.