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Protect Your Interests With the Services of an NH Accident Attorney

The majority of car accidents fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. In its most basic definition, personal injury law is described as a form of tort law that is related to the type of bodily, mental, property, and general rights injuries a victim can suffer. New Hampshire state residents, or their loved ones, who have been injured or disabled in an automobile, motorcycle, or semi-truck accident may be entitled to receive financial compensation for their pain and suffering, both emotional and physical, regardless of the cause of the accident.

Some of the more common causes of roadway accidents in the State of New Hampshire include:

  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Racing
  • Driving while distracted
  • Talking on a cell phone or texting
  • Fiddling with the radio
  • Running a stop sign
  • Running a red light
  • Failing to yield
  • Following too closely

This is where the services of our experienced and professional NH accident attorneys can be invaluable. We are proud to maintain an extensive history of securing favorable jury settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Why Should I Contact an NH Accident Attorney?

The list of different types of cases that are encompassed by personal injury law is extensive. Automobile accidents are just one facet of personal injury law, but our firm maintains a distinguished division of NH accident lawyers who specialize solely in automobile related claims. The litigation for automobile collisions in New Hampshire is complex and intricate, but our tremendous New Hampshire court room experience assists us greatly. When meeting with a new client, we will thoroughly examine each facet of their case and then advise them on the appropriate course of legal action.

For those who have been involved in an automobile collision, their first priority should be to seek medical attention. They should avoid discussing any element or facet of their case with insurance adjustors and investigators (outside of the police) before they have arranged to retain legal counsel to represent their best interests. Oral testimony, written descriptions, settlement agreements, and signed forms of any nature can be used against a plaintiff should he or she chooses to pursue a personal injury claim.

New Hampshire state residents should bear in mind that New Hampshire has a statute of limitations of personal injury claims. In general, claims must be filed within three years of the date of the accident or incident. However, depending upon the particular circumstances of a case, this time limit can vary. Because of this time frame, it is imperative for accident victims to engage the services of a competent auto injury attorney immediately. Each initial consultation with a new client is free of charge, and we are more than willing to provide new clients with a list of references from prior cases.

New Hampshire State Insurance Requirements

Navigating the legal channels of automobile accident claims in New Hampshire can be exceptionally difficult due to the fact that New Hampshire is the first of only two states in the country where it is not mandatory for motorists to maintain automobile insurance. The victim of a collision, for which they were not responsible, is still entitled to initiate a legal claim against the responsible party, assuming that this party maintains insurance. If a New Hampshire motorist is struck by another motorist who does have car insurance, then legal matters can become more complicated.

While the state of New Hampshire does not require a motorist to maintain liability automobile insurance, the state does maintain a financial responsibility law. This law requires a New Hampshire motorist, who does not have car insurance, to maintain enough assets to reimburse another motorist for any damages incurred in an auto accident for which they were determined to be at fault. According to a recent report from the National Insurance Research Council, approximately 1% of New Hampshire motorists are uninsured.

In the event that an uninsured motorist, who is determined to at fault in an accident, does not have the financial assets to pay for the damages they have caused, then the New Hampshire state government retains the right to suspend their registration and driver’s license until a settlement in the case has been reached.

New Hampshire state residents who have been unable to obtain financial compensation for their expenses have several options for legal recourse. Our New Hampshire accident attorneys can provide assistance during this difficult and frustrating time.

What Happens If a Case Goes to Trial?

There are more than 5 million automobile accidents in the United States each year. The average motorist has a one in three chance of being involved in a collision over the course of their lifetime. Accidents are never planned, and whether a client wishes to seek justice for themselves or are concerned with receiving a fair settlement from the insurance company, the services of a New Hampshire accident attorney are required to protect their rights.

Several years ago, Jury Research Verdict released the results of a completed study that identified the average verdict of a New Hampshire automobile injury claim. According to the results of their study, the average verdict in this type of suit was $45,000.00, with approximately 63% of the suit plaintiffs receiving financial damages. By comparison, the average national recovery rate was 55%, with an average verdict of approximately $38,400.00. However, because the facets of each case are unique, a New Hampshire victim’s legal claim could be worth more.

For those injured in automobile accidents, time is of the essence. The quicker an accident victim contacts our firm, the quicker our NH accident attorneys can begin working on their behalf. It is our pledge to our clients to exhaust each available resource at our disposal to prove the responsibility of the offending party and to assist a client in recovering the financial damages that are due to them. In most instances, damages can be recovered for decreased quality of life, medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, property loss, emotional distress, and future lost earnings.

To make an appointment for a free consultation with an NH accident attorney who is wholly dedicated to protecting the needs and interest of a client, contact our lawyers today.