Car Accidents

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Nashua Car Accident Attorney

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Car crashes happen every day in New Hampshire. Some collisions are minor and can be handled through insurance companies. Nevertheless, when you are seriously injured in a car accident, you may need assistance from a car accident lawyer. At Gottesman and Hollis, P.A., our Nashua car accident attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. We have extensive experience representing accident victims and take great pride in providing our clients with effective representation that yields results.

If you were injured in a car accident, call (603) 506-4600 to discuss your case with our lawyers.

Protect Yourself with Legal Representation

Every year, negligent drivers cause millions of Americans to suffer catastrophic injuries, such as brain damage, burns, and broken bones. If you were seriously hurt in a car accident, your insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurance company may try to avoid paying for your injury in full.

Our Nashua car accident lawyers communicate directly with the appropriate insurance companies on your behalf and help make sure your interests are represented during the negotiation and settlement process. We develop your case to reflect your losses, including your medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering you have endured.

Unfortunately, not all car accidents can be handled through insurance companies and it may become necessary to file a lawsuit to secure the compensation you deserve. The law allows victims to seek monetary damages from the person or entity responsible for their injuries, which may include costs for long-term care and treatment and other future expenses. Often, filing a personal injury lawsuit is the only way for car accident victims to be fairly compensated for their injuries and other losses.

Understanding New Hampshire Car Accident Lawsuits

If you were seriously injured in a car accident in New Hampshire, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover monetary damages for your injuries and other losses. Many people are unfamiliar with the legal system and may be overwhelmed at the prospect of filing a lawsuit.

Most lawsuits filed after a car accident include a claim of negligence. Under the law, negligence occurs when someone fails to exercise the amount of care a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances. In other words, when someone is careless and causes another person to suffer an injury, they can be held legally responsible (or liable) in civil court.

After a car accident, you may be entitled to receive the following types of damages:

  • Past and future medical care, including doctor’s visits, medications, and physical therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Damage to your vehicle and other property
  • Compensation for diminished earning capacity

There may be other types of damages available to you. For example, punitive damages can provide comfort while punishing the at-fault party for their wrongdoing. In any case, our experienced car accident lawyers can help assess your losses and advise you of your legal options. Our Nashua car accident attorneys will pursue all available sources of compensation for your injuries.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Being in a car accident can be a harrowing experience, no matter if it's a severe or minor crash. Regardless of how technology has advanced over the last few decades, such as the invention of backup cameras or anti-collision systems, it doesn't stop accidents from happening. Car accidents can be caused by a number of things and knowing the signs one may occur can help you to take action to avoid being in an accident. Here are some common causes of car accidents:

  • Distracted driving
  • Inexperience
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Road rage
  • Running red lights/stop signs
  • Inclement weather
  • Road conditions
  • Vehicle defects

Be Aware of Deadlines for Filing a Claim

There is a procedural rule known as a “statute of limitations” that requires you to file your lawsuit before a certain amount of time has passed. If the period allowed by the statute of limitations has passed, your lawsuit will not be heard by a court no matter how strong your claims are. This is one of the many reasons why it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a car accident.

The statute of limitations for a car accident lawsuit in New Hampshire is three (3) years. This means that you must file your lawsuit no more than three years after the date your car accident occurred. There are some narrow exceptions to this rule, but it’s better to file sooner rather than later in any case.

At Gottesman & Hollis, P.A., we advise you to contact our law firm as soon as possible, so we can ensure that all deadlines are met and develop a strong case to support your claim for compensation.

If you were injured in a car accident, contact our Nashua car accident attorney online or call (603) 506-4600 for a free consultation.