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Serious Injuries Caused by Motorcycle Accidents in New Hampshire

Acute, critical or even life-threatening injuries are, unfortunately, all too common in the wake of a motorcycle accident in New Hampshire, or anywhere else for that matter. They run the gamut from road rash and burns, to serious fractures and disfigurement because unlike an automobile or a truck, there is no protective surround on a motorcycle. The more concerning injuries can include: internal bleeding, spinal cord damage, paralysis and traumatic brain injuries. No matter how minor your injuries may seem following a motorcycle accident, you should either seek emergent care or see your primary care physician at your first opportunity. An experienced New Hampshire motorcycle accident attorney can advocate on your behalf to see that you obtain fair and just compensation for your serious injuries.

Spinal Injuries in New Hampshire

Annually, approximately 300,000 Americans suffer spinal injuries that are sufficiently severe to require hospitalization, with nearly 56,000 United States riders succumbing to their injuries. Contrary to popular belief, brain or spine injuries can occur even if you are wearing a helmet, and any neck or back pain should never be ignored. Nominal injuries such as road rash and bruising are still be quite painful. More serious injuries such a spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal canal causing the squeezing of the nerves, may reveal itself gradually and worsen over an extended period of time. Symptoms include pain, weakness, and numbness radiating into the legs. Spinal injuries may result in permanent disability or paralysis of the lower limbs (paraplegia), or all four limbs, (quadriplegia or tetraplegia).

What Damages are Recoverable in New Hampshire?

If you have suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident, you may be experiencing a caustic mix of negative emotions including anger, sadness, fear and more. Additionally, you and your family may be anxious about paying the bills, and the possibility of requiring ongoing care throughout your remaining life.

Under New Hampshire law, a victim of a motorcycle accident is entitled to compensation for damages including permanent disfigurement, past and future medical expenses, loss or any alteration of earning ability, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of things you like to do, or, the cost of hiring someone to maintain your household (estimated through your lifetime if you suffer a catastrophic injury). In addition, your spouse may have his/her own claim for adverse changes to your relationship. A spouse's ability to bring his/her own claim is particularly important in cases where, due to serious injuries our client has suffered, they depend more (or completely) on their spouse for assistance with daily activities such as driving.

Retain a Trustworthy New Hampshire Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident or your loved one lost their life as a result of someone’s negligence or recklessness, we urge you to retain an experienced and trustworthy New Hampshire motorcycle injury attorney to assist you in obtaining compensation for your losses. We consult with your treating doctors and frequently consult with highly-respected physician specialists to obtain the best possible information about your or a loved one’s injuries and the future consequences of those injuries to obtain the best possible result for you or your loved one. Contact Peter Thompson & Associates at 800-804-2004 or via our online form for a free consultation.