What Compensation Can You Receive After A Distracted Driving Accident In New Hampshire?
If you were involved in an automobile accident caused by a distracted driver, you might be entitled to compensation for your monetary and non-monetary losses. The value of your case and the types of damages you can recover depend on the circumstances of your distracted driving accident in New Hampshire.
If you sustained injuries in a car accident in which the other driver was texting and driving or engaged in other distracting activities behind the wheel, consider speaking with an attorney to evaluate your specific case.
At the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC, our attorneys are committed to helping injured car accident victims pursue the compensation to which they are entitled.
What Damages Are Available After a Distracted Driving Accident in New Hampshire?
In New Hampshire, damages that may be available to victims of distracted driving accidents can be divided into two types: Compensatory and enhanced compensatory damages.
Compensatory damages include but are not limited to:
- Medical bills. You can seek reimbursement for all your medical expenses associated with your injury sustained in a distracted driving accident. Medical bills may include the cost of treatment, surgery, medication, physical therapy, and others.
- Lost wages. You may also be able to receive compensation for the time at work you have missed as a result of your injury. In addition, you can obtain compensation for any employment benefits you have lost due to your injury.
- Property damage. If your vehicle or other types of personal property was damaged or destroyed in a distracted driving accident, you could receive compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing your car or other property.
- Out-of-pocket expenses. Car accidents often result in out-of-pocket expenses such as rental car costs, the cost of transportation, and other expenses. You need to document all of your expenses following a distracted driving accident to make sure that you are compensated for all your losses.
- Pain and suffering. These damages are difficult to assign a monetary value to. Pain and suffering damages refer to any form of physical, emotional, psychological, and mental distress a victim has suffered due to the accident. These damages include loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and many others.
These and other types of compensatory damages may be available in your distracted driving accident case. Depending on the other driver’s conduct, you may also be eligible to seek enhanced compensatory damages.
Under New Hampshire law, enhanced compensatory damages may be available when the party who caused a plaintiff’s injury engaged in wanton, malicious, or oppressive conduct.
Speak with a Manchester Distracted Driving Attorney
Consider consulting with an attorney to help you understand what types of damages may be available in your unique case. A skilled lawyer can help the injured party evaluate their damages and losses and ensure that an insurance company handles their claim in a fair manner.
Reach out to our Manchester distracted driving attorney at the Law Office of Manning Zimmerman & Oliveira PLLC to talk about your case. Call 603-624-7200.