Dover Personal Injury Lawyers
Helping Victims of Accidents Throughout New England
Injured in an accident? You have may have been injured because someone
ran a stop sign or struck you from behind, or you might have suffered
a spinal cord injury after falling down a flight of broken stairs. You
may be on a construction site and sustain an injury because of a person’s
or corporation’s negligence. Rest assured that after an accident
leaves you injured or disabled, there is an attorney for you at Wyskiel,
Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. A Dover personal injury lawyer at
our firm can fight for your rights after you’ve been injured by
Injury law protects people who’ve been harmed from someone else’s
actions due to negligence by providing compensation for their losses.
A loss may constitute a number of injuries, including physical or emotional
trauma. Most state laws have a statute of limitations, meaning you must
act quickly to recover the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us now!
Reach out to us online to schedule a free case evaluation or call
(603) 742-5222 — in some cases, one of our lawyers may be able to come to you if
you can’t travel to our office.
What is Personal Injury?
Personal injury is an area of law that allows injured individuals and in
some cases, surviving family members to file civil lawsuits in court to
obtain compensation after accidents. However, not everyone who is injured
can obtain compensation—to have a successful personal injury claim,
you must be able to prove that you suffered harm due to someone else’s
negligence or intentional conduct.
Establishing negligence requires proving certain elements in your claim,
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
- The defendant violated this duty of care
- The plaintiff suffered injuries and damages
- The defendant’s breach directly caused the injuries
Types of Cases We Handle
Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A.’s practice encompasses
a wide range of legal areas, including:
Bicycle accidents: Bicyclists are often injured by negligent drivers. These injuries are
often life-threatening and can cause severe disability because bicyclists
don’t have seat belts or airbags protecting them, like occupants
of vehicles do. Cyclists are especially vulnerable in these days of texting
while driving and other dangerous distracted driving situations.
Brain injuries: Concussions and brain injuries happen in accidents of all kinds and can
be difficult to diagnose and difficult to cure. These kinds of injuries
can result in substantial disability, which can cause thousands of dollars
in lost wages.
Broken bones: From broken bones to lacerations to torn ligaments and muscles, these
injuries tend to be minor but can still cost a lot in medical bills and
require rehabilitation and therapy to recover from.
Car accidents: Tragic automobile accidents occur every day. Driver inattention is common
these days with people illegally texting and otherwise being distracted, and
drunk driving is a common form of negligence that leads to severe injuries and fatalities.
Truck accidents are also particularly disastrous because of their size and weight.
Dog bites: When a dog bites someone, people can experience some very traumatic injuries
such as scars, disfigurement, and wound infections. People who are negligent
in training and handling their pets cause many people injuries every year.
Motorcycle accidents: People are very vulnerable when riding a motorcycle and are 29 times more
likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash,
according to information from the NHTSA. When other drivers are negligent,
motorcyclists can sustain severe injuries and death.
Slip and falls: People often slip and fall when property owners don’t take care
of their property. Convenience stores may not properly clear away ice
and snow, and supermarkets may fail to make sure their aisles are free
of debris and moisture, which can cause people to slip and fall. A store
may not make sure their mats are properly in place in the winter or on
rainy days, which can cause people to slip and fall because of the store’s
negligence and failure to use proper procedures to protect their customers.
Whiplash: Whiplash, or cervical strain, is a common and painful type of injury sustained
in many types of accidents, from those involving automobiles, motorcycles,
or slip and falls on poorly maintained premises. This painful injury requires
competent medical treatment and can disrupt your life, making it difficult
to work, sleep, or take care of loved ones.
Wrongful death: All types of accidents can cause the death of you or someone you love.
Surviving family members may be eligible to file a claim on behalf of
their loved ones to recover compensation for damages such as funeral bills
and lost income.
Our personal injury team also handles
spine injuries, and other types of
premises liability claims beyond slip and fall accidents.
How Much is My Claim Worth?
It’s impossible to guess how much your claim may be worth simply
by referring to the outcomes of similar cases because no two accidents
are alike. There are many factors that must be considered when calculating
the value of your claim. Some of these include how severe your injuries
are, whether you’re permanently disabled and may incur future costs
of care, and how much insurance the at-fault party has.
Other factors that can help determine how much your claim is worth include:
Any property damage that occurred, such as totaling your car
Whether you missed wages from healing from your injuries
Whether you lost your job because you can no longer perform your daily
Whether you can prove your quality of life decreased as a result of your injuries
Personal Injury FAQ
What damages are available in a personal injury case?
In the average personal injury case, the damages available to the claimant
will include medical treatment costs, lost wages, permanent disability,
and pain and suffering. All of these damage types can include both past
and future harm, too. For example, if you need years of medical rehabilitation
to recover from a life-changing injury, then the defendant should pay
for it. Pain and suffering damages are called non-economic because they
don’t directly correlate to tangible, on-paper costs like a hospital
bill. Non-economic damages can be calculated in several ways to fairly
reflect what the claimant has endured.
Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury case?
You do not
need a lawyer to work on a personal injury case. But any legal professional,
including judges and court administrators, will all tell you that you
should look into hiring a personal injury attorney if you aren’t
one yourself. Liability law is nuanced and complicated. Without the detailed
knowledge of the law that a licensed attorney holds, you will be guessing
at best as to what to do next. Such guesswork could jeopardize your case
from the ground up, weakening your chances of getting any compensation
for your injuries. Do you need a lawyer? No. Should you hire one? Yes.
How do I know if I have a case?
All personal injury cases are unique in the details that comprise them.
As such, it is difficult to know if you have a legally sound case just
from a quick glance. If you get hit by a drunk driver, you never know
what they’ll be able to do in their defense, for example. To know
if you have a case worth pursuing, you should speak with our attorneys.
We can discuss the key details of your claim during an initial consultation.
By the end of it, we should be able to confidently tell you if your case
is worth pursuing and what to do next if it is.
You deserve justice after being wrongfully harmed. Allow us to fight for
your rights by calling an experienced personal injury lawyer in Dover today at
(603) 742-5222. Same-day appointments