Car Accident Injuries
Many people will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. While some individuals involved in car accidents walk away unscathed, other accidents result in injuries to the drivers and passengers involved. Car accident injuries can range from minor to severe, but no injury should be taken lightly. If another driver’s negligence caused your accident, they should be held liable for any injuries that you sustained. The attorneys at Peter Thompson and Associates have over 60 years of collective experience representing New Hampshire residents injured in car accidents. Our New Hampshire car accident attorneys can assess the facts of your case and formulate a plan to help you attain a successful outcome.Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Car accidents can cause many injuries, but some injuries are more common than others. Head and neck injuries, including concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and cervical sprain and strain, are examples of serious injuries frequently caused by accidents. Other injuries include fractures, lacerations, contusions, back injuries, and torn ligaments and tendons. In addition to physical injuries, car accident victims also may experience psychological harm, such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. While some injuries are apparent immediately after an accident, others can take days or weeks to become evident. Car accident cases are often more complicated than they seem, and the full extent of your injuries and the damages caused by your injuries may not initially be apparent. If you suffered car accident injuries, you should consult an experienced attorney to evaluate your case.Recovering Compensation for Car Accident Injuries
Regardless of the nature of your injuries, if someone else’s negligence caused your car accident, you should seek compensation for any costs incurred. To recover damages for injuries sustained in an accident, your attorney must prove that the other driver was responsible for your injuries. The majority of car accident cases set forth a negligence claim. Negligence is comprised of four elements: a duty, a breach, causation, and damages.
To recover from the other driver on a negligence claim, you must show that it is more likely than not that the other driver caused the accident. In other words, you need to prove that the other driver owed you a duty to drive in a safe and reasonable manner, the other driver breached the duty by taking an unsafe action, the breach caused the accident to occur, and you suffered injuries due to the accident. Many times, a defendant will attempt to defend against a negligence claim by arguing that any injuries that a victim sustained were not caused by the accident but were due to a pre-existing condition. If the cause and extent of your injuries are disputed, your attorney may need to engage a medical expert to offer an opinion that your injuries are due to the accident and to explain whether any of your injuries are permanent or require treatment in the future.Damages Recoverable Due to a Car Accident
If you are a victim of a car accident, you may be entitled to recover the costs of any past and future medical treatment, as well as damages for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. If you were unable to work after the accident due to your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your loss of earnings as well. If you were married when the accident occurred, your spouse may be able to recover damages for the loss of your companionship and services during the time that you were injured.Schedule a Consultation With a Skilled New Hampshire Attorney
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to damages, and it is in your best interest to schedule a consultation with a car accident lawyer. At Peter Thompson and Associates, our attorneys know what is needed to obtain successful results in car accident cases. We can fight vigorously to help you recover any damages that you are owed. We have offices in Bedford, Nashua, Portsmouth, and Manchester and represent clients throughout New Hampshire. Contact us at 800.804.2004 or via our online form for a free consultation.