Driving while intoxicated is one of the most reckless and dangerous behaviors for New Hampshire drivers to engage in. Impaired driving generally encourages other dangerous driving behaviors, such as speeding and failure to yield, and can have catastrophic results. A recently published local news report discusses a driver in New Hampshire who crashed into a library while allegedly intoxicated, leaving his passenger with life-threatening injuries.
According to the local news report, a 31-year-old man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the Conway Public Library. When authorities arrived on the scene, the driver and a 21-year-old female passenger were trapped in the vehicle. After freeing the occupants and rushing the woman to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, the driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with aggravated DUI after showing signs of impairment.
Persons who are injured while a passenger in a single-vehicle collision may enjoy less insurance coverage than when involved in a multi-vehicle collision. In a multi-vehicle collision, the bodily injury coverage of the at-fault driver will pay for the damages of anyone injured in the crash. Furthermore, the uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage of any driver with an injured occupant can cover damages in excess of the bodily injury coverage policy limit. Because victims in single-vehicle accidents usually have less insurance coverage to work with, it is essential for them to consult with an experienced legal team to help collect all of the damages they are entitled to. Damages vary based on a number of factors, but may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, as well as for any pain and suffering a victim experienced as a result of their injuries.
Personal injury claims against a driver who does not have sufficient insurance to cover the damages of the accident can be difficult. Attorneys and forensic investigators can determine what assets (including vehicles, real estate, financial accounts, etc.) an at-fault driver may own, in order to decide whether to seek a claim against the driver in excess of the policy limits. If a negligent driver does not have any assets, pursuing a full trial may not be worth the time and effort, however, an investigation is always worth completing.
Have You Been Injured in a Car Accident
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a New Hampshire car accident, the New England personal injury and auto accident attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates want to hear about your case. Our skilled negligence attorneys have helped our clients obtain the damages that they are entitled to after car accidents and other acts of negligence. We represent clients in Maine car accident cases, as well as other personal injury, wrongful death, negligence, and medical malpractice claims. Don’t risk negotiating with an insurance company on your own. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today, call us at 1-800-804-2004 or reach out to us through our website.