If you've been seriously injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident or due to dangerous property conditions, finding the right personal injury lawyer to protect your rights and interests and take on the insurance company can seem overwhelming. There are so many television lawyers out there now it is hard to know who you can trust and what to believe. Top-rated guidebooks on how to choose the best personal injury lawyer suggest four important factors you should factor into your decision-making: (1) the lawyer's experience handling and trying personal injury cases; (2) the results the lawyer has obtained; (3) the lawyer's reputation for trustworthiness; and (4) the lawyer’s client satisfaction ratings.
Peter Thompson & Associates’ reputation was built on two decades of obtaining excellent results for our clients and treating our clients with respect and compassion. Our award-winning attorneys have over 60 years combined experience in personal injury law, high-pressure negotiation, and trial advocacy. In developing winning strategies for our clients, our attorneys are assisted by an excellent team of expert case managers, paralegals, private investigators, and board-certified physician consultants. While most other firms assign clients to one attorney, our New Hampshire personal injury attorneys work together as a team, bringing together a wealth of experience and knowledge to every case.
And we've proven that the team approach works. We have a 98% success rate and over 100 court victories. U.S. News & World Report includes our firm in its listing of “Best Law Firms” and has rated Attorney Thompson among the “Best Lawyers in America.” Attorney Thompson was also awarded a prestigious “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a highly-respected legal directory that bases its ratings on input from judges and other esteemed members of the legal community.
Recognition and ratings, while useful guides in helping you to find the best lawyer to handle your case, are meaningless if a lawyer does not consistently produce excellent results for his or her clients. The unfortunate reality is that many attorneys, although highly rated, are content to simply rest on their laurels and avoid doing the hard work necessary to win a case. For this reason, it is important to look at the recent results an attorney has obtained, as well as recent client reviews of the attorney. While all of the attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates have obtained some of the best settlements and verdicts in New England, our past success hasn’t made us lazy. In fact, last year alone we recovered over $15,000,000 for our clients and won several outstanding victories in court. In addition, we were voted “Best Personal Injury Attorney” in independent surveys conducted in Portsmouth, Nashua, Concord and Manchester (see www.BestOfSurveys.com for the survey results).
Our New Hampshire personal injury lawyers take great pride in not only the excellent results we have achieved for our clients, but also in our clients’ positive feedback about our firm. In surveys completed by our clients, they have given us 4.9 out of 5 stars for "Quality of Service," "Communication Ability," and "Responsiveness," with 100% stating that they “would recommend” our firm to others. “To be a good lawyer, you must do more that just fight aggressively for your clients and achieve excellent results; you must also consistently address your clients' needs and concerns in a timely manner and develop relationships based on trust and respect,” Peter Thompson says simply. Our firm and its reputation have been built around this philosophy. At Peter Thompson & Associates, every client matters to us.Making Our Communities Safer
We understand that our clients rarely pursue a case solely to obtain compensation for their injuries. We know that, for the majority of our clients, it is just as important to hold careless motorists, neglectful property owners, and irresponsible businesses accountable for harm they have caused. The attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates are committed to fighting for justice and accountability. In the words of our founder: “We are in this fight to make our communities safer places for our families and children.”We’re Here to Help
When our personal injury lawyers represent a New Hampshire resident who has been seriously injured, one of our primary goals is to take the burden of the case off our client’s shoulders so he or she can focus on getting better. As our client reviews reflect, we consistently achieve this goal by making the entire process as stress-free as possible and providing prompt assistance resolving issues that arise following an accident.Personal Injury Overview
No one expects to be involved in an accident, and injured people are often uncertain about the recourse available to address the physical, emotional, and financial harm caused by their injuries. If you were injured due to the negligence of another person or an entity, you may be able to recover damages from the negligent party, including the costs of your medical expenses and lost earnings caused by your injuries. It is important to act promptly if you wish to pursue a personal injury claim, however, since claims must be pursued within the statutory period set forth under New Hampshire law.Car Accidents
Car accidents happen all too often and may result in injuries, property damage, and emotional trauma. Additionally, car accidents may cause significant financial harm, due to medical expenses and lost income. A variety of factors can result in car accidents, and in some cases, what appears to be a straightforward crash may lead to a complicated lawsuit. For example, an accident may be caused both by negligent driving and by a defective car part. If you were injured in a car accident, it is important to hire a personal injury attorney in New Hampshire who is experienced in litigating car accident cases so that they can identify each party that may be responsible for your harm.Truck Accidents
Accidents involving trucks are different from typical car accidents in many ways. Truck accidents often cause critical injuries and greater property damage than ordinary car accidents. Truck drivers who drive in interstate commerce must adhere to the Federal Motor Carrier Regulations in addition to the laws of the New Hampshire motor vehicle code. In most cases, a lawsuit seeking compensation following a truck accident will allege that the truck driver and their employer should be held accountable for the harm caused by the accident. Lawsuits arising out of truck accidents are often complex and require a careful investigation to uncover any evidence that the negligence of a driver or a trucking company caused the accident.Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents typically occur when a driver fails to pay attention to a motorcycle in their vicinity. Sometimes they happen when a driver fails to provide enough space between their car and the motorcycle and strikes the motorcycle from behind. Motorcycle accidents can result in severe injuries, such as lacerations, broken bones, brain injuries, spinal injuries, and organ damage. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, you likely must show that the driver who caused the accident was at fault to recover damages. Even if you were partly at fault, you can recover damages in proportion to the driver’s fault unless you were more than 50 percent at fault. Our personal injury lawyers can help victims throughout New Hampshire gather evidence to establish a driver’s fault.Bike Accidents
Cyclists should be able to ride their bicycles without fearing for their safety. The New Hampshire legislature has specifically enacted laws to protect cyclists, requiring drivers to leave a certain distance between their cars and any cyclists whom they are driving behind. In cases in which a driver fails to abide by the law and causes an accident, the injured cyclist can use the driver's failure to comply with the law as evidence that the driver should be held accountable for any harm caused by the accident. If you were injured in a bike accident, we can evaluate your case and resolve any potential obstacles to your recovery.Pedestrian Accidents
Under New Hampshire law, pedestrians have certain rights, including the right of way in a crosswalk. Unfortunately, however, pedestrians are often struck by motor vehicles even when they are carefully crossing the street. Accidents in which a pedestrian is hit by a car usually cause significant injuries, such as brain damage, paralysis, and even death. Pedestrian accidents often cause emotional trauma as well. Serving victims throughout New Hampshire, our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers are ready to prove the full scope of your damages, retaining experts on your behalf as needed.Premises Liability
Slip and falls and other accidents caused by dangerous conditions on a property are common causes of injuries. Under New Hampshire law, a person or company that owns or occupies a property is obligated to exercise reasonable care in the operation and maintenance of the property. Thus, if your accident was caused by the failure of the party that owns or occupies the property to maintain the property in a safe condition, that party may be liable for your harm. The standard of care imposed on the property owner depends on the nature of both the property and your entry onto the property.Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be caused in a variety of ways. It is not uncommon for the impact of a car accident to cause a brain injury, but brain injuries can occur due to a fall as well. Regardless of how they occur, brain injuries can be devastating to every aspect of the injured person’s life. Brain injuries often require extensive medical treatment, and in many cases, the injured person will never return to their pre-accident condition. Additionally, the injured person may no longer be able to earn an income following the injury. If you suffered a brain injury, it is essential to speak with a capable personal injury attorney in New Hampshire to discuss your situation and the damages that you may be owed.Wrongful Death
Sometimes an accident causes injuries that are so severe that they ultimately result in the death of the victim. If you lost a loved one due to an accident, under New Hampshire law, you may be able to pursue damages through a wrongful death claim. Damages that may be recoverable in a wrongful death claim include compensation for the pain and suffering that the deceased person suffered before their death, as well as the loss of the deceased person’s expected earnings. If the deceased person was married at the time that the accident occurred, their spouse may be entitled to damages as well.Hire a Skilled Injury Attorney After a Serious Accident
At Peter Thompson & Associates, our attorneys can provide you with experienced and assertive advocacy to help you seek any damages that you may be owed. Most of our clients are dealing with serious, debilitating injuries and we gladly meet with them in their homes, in an office in their town, or, if they are hospitalized, in the hospital. We have offices in Bedford, Nashua, Portsmouth, and Manchester, and we represent injured people throughout New Hampshire. Our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys can be reached at 800.804.2004 or through the online form to schedule a free consultation. Almost all of our clients cannot afford to hire an attorney, so we offer our services on a contingent fee basis, which means we are paid a percentage of what our clients recover.
At Peter Thompson & Associates, we have helped hundreds of people who have asked us to take over a case that another attorney had been handling. We frequently find that their former attorneys failed to obtain important evidence and simply dragged their feet hoping to get an easy settlement. For those reasons, you would be well advised to do your research before hiring an attorney. We are confident that, if you do, you will choose Peter Thompson & Associates to protect your rights and interests, get you the compensation you need and deserve, and help you obtain justice.
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