Wrongful Death Lawyer
Matt brings decades of experience bringing wrongful death cases to settlement or trial. Based out of New Hampshire, he has the skills to see a case through.
Case Results and Settlements
Confidential settlement after suit was filed in federal district court against a social club on behalf of the estate of for a young woman killed in a head-on collision by a drunk driver. Evidence showed that the drunk driver had been over-served alcohol at the social club just prior to the collision.
Confidential settlement after suit was filed against a nursing home on behalf of the estate of an elderly woman killed in a nursing home by a male resident. Evidence was developed that showed that the man had previously been aggressive and assaultive to staff and other residents, including the deceased woman.
Confidential settlement after suit was filed against a property owner on behalf of a woman who fell down a set of basement stairs in a house that she was not familiar with and was killed. The basement door looked the same as two bedroom doors and a bathroom door in the same area of the house. The woman thought she was entering a bedroom when she pushed open the door. Expert evidence showed that the basement door opened the wrong way, that there was an insufficient landing at the top of the stairs and that the railing did not meet code.
Settlement for the insurance policy limit for a man killed in a motor vehicle accident on I-93.
Confidential settlement after suit was filed. A man and his wife were traveling across New Hampshire to visit family in Massachusetts. On the way, a lumber truck making a delivery crossed the double yellow line and struck their vehicle head-on. The man was killed on impact. A wrongful death action was filed on behalf of the estate against the lumber company.
“Confidential settlement after suit was filed in federal district court against a social club on behalf of the estate of for a young woman killed in a head-on collision by a drunk driver. Evidence showed that the drunk driver had been over-served alcohol at the social club just prior to the collision.”
Wrongful Death Related Questions
Can someone bring a suit for the pain and suffering of the person who has died?
Yes. The family of the decedent can not only sue for the wrongful death, but they may also recover damages for the pain and suffering that the individual endured prior to their passing.
If the decedent has never held a job, we will still be able to bring a wrongful death suit?
Yes, if the person who has died has never held a job they likely contributed to their family in other ways. An example is a stay-at-home spouse who contributed guidance, services and nurtured the family.
Are state laws all the same regarding wrongful death?
No. Wrongful death laws vary greatly from state to state. Some states disallow certain types of damage awards, and there are often different statutes of limitations among states, so it is a very important decision to determine which state you should bring the wrongful death action.