Dover Car Accident Lawyers
Holding Negligent Drivers Responsible in New England
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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 clients include:
- 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
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries/ whiplash
- Bruises/ "road rash"
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.
Call (603) 742-5222 to schedule a free case evaluation if you’re in New Hampshire or elsewhere in New England.