Passenger Injuries in NH

New Hampshire Passenger Injury

If a New Hampshire state resident, or one of their loved ones, has been injured in an automobile accident as a passenger, then they should contact one of our professional and experienced New Hampshire personal injury lawyers.

The Rights of New Hampshire Passengers

Many passengers in such accidents do understand that their legal rights are different from those of the owner and operator of the passenger vehicle in which they were riding. It is exceptionally rare for a passenger to be blamed as the cause of an accident. Although not all, the majority of vehicular accidents result from the negligence of more than one individual. Consequently, the injuries of a passenger in one vehicle might have resulted from the negligence of a motorist in another vehicle. At the same time, the negligence of the operator of the vehicle they were riding in.

In either incident, the litigation surrounding passenger injury legal claims are intricate and complex. For instance, the passenger may be required to establish a legal claim against the driver of the vehicle they were riding in.

As a passenger, the injuries one sustains in an automobile, motorcycle, or other type of transportation accident are entitled to monetary compensation under New Hampshire state law. Each one of our attorneys possesses a number of years of experience in assisting injured passenger parties when it comes to dealing with the legal issues that arise from passenger injuries.

New Hampshire Passenger Auto Injuries

In the majority of automobile accidents, passengers tend to sustain far more serious physical injuries than the operators of the vehicle. Passengers have a higher risk of being slammed into a dashboard or ejected through the front windshield. Other types of common injuries that passengers suffer in automobile accidents include:

  • Head and Brain Injuries – Closed head injuries frequently occur in automobile accidents. These types of injuries can range from traumatic brain injuries to mild concussions.
  • Facial Injuries – Facial injuries can occur when a passenger’s face strikes the dashboard, a steering wheel, windshield, airbag, or shattered glass. From dental injuries to facial fractures and lacerations, these injuries can be severe.
  • Neck Injuries – The most common form of neck injury in an automobile accident is whiplash. Other neck injuries that can occur include neck strain, herniated discs, and fractured spines.
  • Back Injuries – The impact of an automobile collision can produce a number of different types of back injuries, ranging from disc injuries to strains, sprains, and fractures. If left untreated, back injuries can result in chronic, debilitating conditions.
  • Psychological Injuries – The injuries a passenger suffers in an accident do not have to be limited to the physical. From post-traumatic stress disorder to emotional distress and depression, long and short term psychological disabilities can occur.

In New Hampshire, the legal definition of passenger injury does not apply solely to automobile accidents. It also encompasses the following:

  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Train accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Airplane accidents

New Hampshire Passenger Injury Attorneys

It is imperative for injured New Hampshire passengers to engage the services of competent legal counsel quickly. New Hampshire state law dictates that there is a three year statute of limitations for filing legal claims related to automobile accidents. Furthermore, it is imperative that the extent of a passenger’s physical and emotional injuries, and the types of medical treatment they must undergo, be well-documented. In the event that a favorable settlement cannot be reached, this documentation will provide invaluable assistance to the plaintiff’s case in a New Hampshire court of law.

To provide an injured passenger in obtaining the compensation they deserve, our lawyers maintain an extensive network of experts who can articulate and demonstrate how a collision or accident occurred. Financial experts and analysts will be employed to demonstrate how a loss of income has affected a victim and what the current monetary value of the loss is. From settlement negotiations to negotiating with insurance providers, our professional attorneys are experienced in dealing with all facets of New Hampshire passenger injury claims. If a settlement cannot be reached, then our attorneys possess the know how to effectively articulate the client’s case in an NH court of law.