Dover Car Accident Lawyers
Holding Negligent Drivers Responsible in New England
Wyskiel, Boc, Tillinghast & Bolduc, P.A. can provide you with a car accident attorney in Dover who can help you
with the traumatic aftermath of an automobile accident. We have the experience
and staff to help you gather your medical files and demonstrate to the
insurance carrier why your injuries are worth the maximum, which is important
because insurance carriers will often try to minimize the severity of
your injuries to avoid paying money. Thanks to our years of experience handling
personal injury claims and helping clients obtain compensation, we have no problem with
determining liability and ensuring that the driver or party responsible
for your injuries is brought to justice.
Reach out to us online to schedule a free case evaluation or call
(603) 742-5222. If you’re unable to come to the office, we can drive to you.
Common Types of Car Accidents
There are countless different types of car accidents that can occur depending
on various circumstances, which is also why victims can suffer from a
wide range of injuries. Car accident victims can suffer from minor injuries like
whiplash, cuts and abrasions, and
broken bones, but they can also experience severe and even life-threatening injuries, like
spinal injuries and
brain injuries. According to the CDC, crash injuries are estimated to be one of the leading
causes of death globally.
Common types of car crashes our team has seen and handled for our New England
Rear-end crashes: These accidents occur when one car collides into the back end of the car
in front of it, and often happens as a result of tailgating, when the
second car doesn’t give the first car enough room on the road. Though
liability often falls on the second car that collided with the first,
there may be instances in which the driver of the first car is at fault.
Head-on collisions: One of the most dangerous types of car accidents involves two drivers
crashing into one another head-on, which can cause severe brain injuries
and fatalities. These accidents often involve
drunk drivers who accidentally drift into opposing traffic or drive on the wrong side
of the road.
T-bone accidents: This type of crash refers to a car that collides into the side of another
car and is common at busy intersections. This can sometimes happen when
a driver fails to yield to oncoming traffic and makes a left turn when
they’re not supposed to or runs a red light.
Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Common Causes of Car Accidents
- Dunk driving
- Distracted diving
- Driving recklessly
- Inclement weather
What to Do After a Car Accident
In the aftermath of an accident, it’s natural to feel flustered and
at a loss for how to proceed. Our team recommends you get medical attention
above all else so that your injuries are treated and you have medical
documentation you can use to support your personal injury claim.
Gathering evidence is also an important step. If you’re able, take
pictures and videos of your vehicle damage, the accident scene, your injuries,
and license plates of those involved. Make sure to take down the information
of any witnesses who can give statements. And, finally, call a lawyer
as soon as possible. Our Dover car accident lawyer is able to file your
paperwork, investigate the scene of your accident, speak to insurance
adjusters on your behalf, and more to protect your rights to compensation.
How We Determine Liability in New Hampshire
While many states operate by a “no-fault” system that allows
people to recover damages after accidents even if they were partly to
blame, New Hampshire is an at-fault state. This means it matters who was
responsible for a car accident in our state.
Hiring a lawyer is key because you’ll need to prove that the at-fault
party behaved in a negligent manner, which contributed to your injuries
and damages. Because New Hampshire also operates by comparative negligence,
you’ll need to make sure a lawyer can vouch that you didn’t
play a role in causing your accident.
Car Accident FAQs
Is the driver always at fault for car crashes?
Though most car crashes are caused by human error, drivers aren’t
necessarily always the ones at fault for accidents. In some cases, a car
manufacturer can be blamed if it turns out a car defect or faulty part
contributed to the crash. Some examples of defective auto parts include
airbags, brakes, and headlights, which can create a dangerous situation
on the road and lead to injuries. Other times, public entities responsible
for maintaining certain roads can be held responsible for damages if an
issue like a broken road caused a crash.
What if the at-fault driver didn’t have insurance?
New Hampshire doesn’t require its drivers to have liability insurance,
but uninsured drivers are still required to have enough assets to pay
for damages in the event of a car accident. If, however, the driver who
caused your accident doesn’t have the ability to pay for your injuries
or damages and also is uninsured, their driver’s license and registration
will be suspended until they can pay. One way you can cover your costs
is by having uninsured motorist coverage—our lawyer can sit down
with you to determine if this is included in your current plan.
How can a car accident lawyer help me?
An attorney can help you handle every detail of your case to ensure you
have the best chance of recovering compensation as possible. A lawyer
can make sure evidence is carefully gathered so that the proof of the
trauma at the accident scene can be demonstrated to the insurance carrier
for the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident.
Insurance companies are stingy in how they evaluate cases and they always
try to say that something else caused an injury. Insurance companies look
at cases in their worst possible light, and they do everything they can
to ignore the facts about what happened. An attorney can advocate strongly
on your behalf to prove to the insurance carrier that any attempt to diminish
the value of your case on their part is simply unacceptable.
What is the statute of limitations for a NH car accident?
In New Hampshire, the statute of limitations for a car accident is three
years. If you wait too long to file, you may miss your opportunity. Contact
our Dover car accident lawyers for an appointment.
Call Us for Car Accident Representation
Record keeping in personal injury cases is crucial. A lawyer cannot adequately
prove your case if medical documentation and medical opinions by your
medical providers are not well-catalogued, easy to understand, and presented
to an insurance carrier in a coherent manner. This can involve significant
work to prepare a presentation for an insurance carrier that demonstrates
to them the magnitude and value of your case.
You want to be confident that the attorneys who represent you have a strong
finger on the pulse of all of your medical treatment so that your record
can be conveyed to the insurance carrier with a proper demand for an award.
A Dover car accident lawyer from our team has years of experience obtaining
all the documentation and evidence needed to file successful claims and
is prepared to help you.
(603) 742-5222 to
schedule a free case evaluation if you’re in New Hampshire or elsewhere in New England.