New Hampshire Car Accident Lawyer
Hurt in an Accident? Call for a Free Consultation at (603) 266-5046.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your loss. Under New Hampshire law, if a driver fails to exercise proper safety caution while driving, and as a result causes an accident, he or she may be held liable for damages.
An auto accident can stem from a number of negligent acts, such as:
- Talking on a cell phone or texting
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Reckless driving
- Driving while distracted
- Fiddling with the radio
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Failing to yield
- Following too closely
Another significant cause of automobile accidents in New Hampshire is driving on snow and ice. Excessive speed or following another vehicle too closely can cause a vehicle to spin out of control or slide into another vehicle when the weather conditions are poor. In the wake of a collision, the best way to ensure a recovery is by contacting an experienced auto accident firm.
No matter the cause, if you’ve been hurt in a collision, call our car accident lawyers at (603) 266-5046.
Why Choose the Injury Law Center®?
- We have the resources and knowledge to help.
- We offer Spanish-speaking services.
- We understand car accident cases inside out.
- We are a young, innovative, and fresh law firm.
- We have obtained million-dollar results over the years.
- We have been named to the Top Ten Attorneys Under 40 in New Hampshire.
Seatbelt Safety in NH
New Hampshire is the only state which does not require wearing seat belts for adults over 18. While not required, New Hampshire law strongly suggests that occupants of a vehicle buckle up for safety. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts save more than 13,000 lives each year. Seat belts have been the number one safety feature in vehicles that help you survive a crash.
However, seat belts have been known to cause injuries as well. The most common seat belt related injuries are chest contusions, bruises, dislocations and fractures (more common with children) and internal injuries.
Your Auto Insurance Policy
New Hampshire is one of only two states that does not require all drivers
to have an automobile insurance policy in place. If you don’t have
automobile insurance and weren’t at fault for the accident, you
can still bring a claim against the driver who hit you, assuming that
they had insurance. If you were hit by a driver who was
uninsured, call our firm to learn about your options.
If you do have auto insurance, you will most likely have MedPay – that is medical payments. Each policy differs but most policies start with $1,000 in standard coverage. MedPay is an alternative source of medical payment coverage. If you have health insurance, MedPay can help you cover your out of pocket expenses from copays, coinsurance, and not covered procedures. If you don't have health insurance, MedPay can be a source of medical bill payments and thereby reduce your out of pocket expenses. MedPay is paid directly to the policyholder and not the medical provider so you are still responsible for ensuring that your medical providers get paid. MedPay is available for any accident related treatment you receive within one year of the crash.
Your auto insurance policy may also have under-insurance or un-insurance coverage. This applies if you are hit by a driver who does not have insurance, if you are hit by a driver whose insurance is not adequate to settle your claim, or if you are hit by a hit-and-run driver.
Our personal injury lawyer can help you navigate any auto accident claim, so do not hesitate to reach out today!
Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident?
Drunk drivers are responsible for a large majority of auto accidents that take place in New Hampshire each year. When people drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their level of alertness and physical and mental coordination become impaired, significantly increasing their chances of causing a serious accident. A drunk driving accident can lead to a number of debilitating injuries which can take weeks, months, or even years to recover from
Victims of drunk driving accidents are legally entitled to recover damages for their:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality of life
Unlike some other states, in New Hampshire, you are not able to recover enhanced compensatory damages against a negligent driver based solely on the fact that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident. However, if there were additional egregious factors of negligence involved in the crash, you may be able to claim enhanced compensatory damages.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver in New Hampshire, we can help you take the steps you need to file a successful accident claim. We also accept cases on behalf of people who have lost a family member in a wrongful death accident.
Victim of a Car Accident? Call (603) 266-5046.
Our team has been handling automobile accident cases with success for over three decades with successful results. We promise to exhaust all possible resources to prove the other party is at fault and to help you and your family to recover the most compensation possible. Upon successful resolution of your case, you can regain your financial, emotionally, and physical stability.
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