The moments after a car collision can be shocking. When head-on collisions occur, they can be devasting, even. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, head-on collisions are the “most harmful event in approximately 14 percent of all U.S. traffic fatalities and 27 percent of all roadway departure fatalities. On some roads, you may notice center-line rumble strips, which are utilized to help reduce rural head-on crashes. Even a jurisdiction’s decision to increase the median width and shoulder width of roads may play a role in reducing these types of crashes.
According to a recent news report, a two-car crash occurred in Keene, New Hampshire. One vehicle crossed the center line while traveling down a road, crashing with another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. One driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and passengers of the other vehicle had non-life-threatening injuries.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
When a person dies from a car crash because of the legal fault of another, some family members may be interested in pursuing a wrongful death suit. This can be after the loss of a loved one due to a head-on collision or other types of collisions. Wrongful death suits allow the surviving family members to seek compensation for their losses after a loved one’s death. Immediate family members, spouses, financial dependents, and others may be able to file a wrongful death claim. In some instances, you may not be so sure if you qualify as a person entitled to file such a suit. It can be helpful to consult with an experienced attorney to inquire about whether you may be able to file such a claim.
An attorney can also help walk you through the next steps, gathering proper evidence, and more. Those filing for wrongful death may be entitled to financial damages or compensation that includes consideration of the deceased individual’s age, income, life expectancy, and other details. It will be crucial for the plaintiff(s) to prove that the defendant was at-fault, or in other words that the defendant caused the deceased person’s death. The steps that must be taken in order to file a wrongful death suit and to do so effectively and in a timely manner may not be so clear at first glance. It is also important to follow New Hampshire local court rules as well. This is why connecting with an attorney who has expertise in handling these types of suits can be crucial for success.
Do You Need a New Hampshire Personal Injury Attorney?
If you have been injured in a New Hampshire car accident, contact the dedicated attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates to discuss your case. Our attorneys possess years of experience handling various New Hampshire personal injury claims. Through our skilled and compassionate representation, we have secured significant compensation for our deserving clients. We are ready to help you navigate your claims. To schedule a free initial consultation, call us at 800-804-2004 or reach out through our website.