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Manchester Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured by the negligence of another, or even by their intentional misconduct, you’re entitled under New Hampshire law to pursue a civil claim for money damages against the responsible party. However, as the plaintiff in a civil claim or lawsuit, the burden falls on you to prove that the other party breached a duty they owed to you and caused your injury. You have to be able to prove their negligence or misconduct, the link between their actions and your injury, and the extent of your injury and how it has impacted you. Proving all of these elements can be extremely challenging, depending on the case.

Meanwhile, the defendant is represented by an insurance company and the lawyers they hire to challenge your claim at every turn. They’ll allege that their insured was not responsible, or they’ll assert that, in fact, you were somehow to blame. They will also challenge your injuries, saying you are not as seriously hurt as you claim or that your injuries were caused in some other way. These defenses can reduce the amount you’re able to recover or even prevent you from obtaining any recovery at all.

At the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman, our Manchester personal injury attorneys have decades of experience across the spectrum of New Hampshire personal injury law. We know what it takes and put in the time to build a strong case that secures a full and fair settlement from the insurance company. If an offered settlement isn’t in your best interests, our team of experienced litigators are ready to go to court and take your case before a jury. We want to get you the best result we can, and our entire team of attorneys and staff are committed to seeing you get the medical care and compensation you need after a serious personal injury. Contact the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman in Manchester after any personal injury in New Hampshire, including:

What money damages are available after an accident?

Civil claims and lawsuits use money damage awards to compensate victims for their injuries and achieve justice by holding bad actors accountable for their negligence or misconduct. Some of the different kinds of money damages you may be entitled to after an accident include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages for time you were out of work due to the accident
  • Lost income if you are disabled from working at the same capacity or at all
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress, mental anguish
  • Decrease in your quality of life
  • Permanent scarring or disfigurement

What if the accident victim died as a result of the injury?

In the worst cases, a car or truck accident, slip and fall or other injury results in the death of the accident victim. In these situations, New Hampshire’s wrongful death statute allows the administrator to file a claim and recover reasonable expenses paid by the estate, such as final medical expenses, funeral costs and burial expenses. Additionally, the administrator can recover compensation for the mental and physical pain suffered by the deceased, as well as the lost earning capacity over the deceased’s life expectancy. Once recovered by the estate, this additional compensation can be distributed to heirs and beneficiaries to help them cope with the losses which were inflicted on them by another’s negligence or intentional wrongful acts.

The wrongful death statute also authorizes payments to a surviving spouse for the loss of comfort, society and companionship of the deceased, up to $150,000. Similarly, the defendant may be forced to pay damages to surviving minor children for the loss of familial relationship, up to $50,000 per child. As with personal injury cases, wrongful death and survivor claims require the help of an experienced injury attorney to recover a full and fair amount of compensation.

Dedicated and Experienced Legal Help in New Hampshire Personal Injury Claims

If you’ve been injured by the negligence or wrongful conduct of another in New Hampshire, contact the Manchester personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman at 603-624-7200 or 800-984-3151. Your initial consultation is free whether we take your case or not, and we’ll only charge a fee if we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you. We truly care about doing the right thing for clients and getting them the help they need, so call today for your free consultation.

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