In light of COVID-19 and social distancing requirements, many people have picked up new hobbies to keep themselves busy. Some of these hobbies involve being outdoors more often, especially as indoor restrictions continue across the country. With more people out walking, biking, running, and road-tripping instead of flying, New Hampshire car accidents are occurring more than ever. Some of the most dangerous accidents, however, involve large trucks and pedestrians.
According to a recent news report, a severe accident took place involving bicyclists being struck by a large truck from behind. Twenty cyclists were taking their annual 130-mile ride when, 40 miles in, a box truck crashed into the group from behind. Following the accident, five cyclists were pronounced dead, and four were injured. According to local authorities investigating the accident, the truck crashed into the cyclists, then crashed into another vehicle that was accompanying the cyclists. The truck then plowed into a separate group of cyclists that was ahead of the vehicle. Investigators have cited the crash as one of the most devastating they’ve seen.
After a truck or vehicle accident in New Hampshire or anywhere else, it may be time to consider your legal options—especially if you have suffered serious injury or the death of a loved one. Although bringing a claim against the at-fault party may be the furthest thing from your mind as you recover, time is of the essence. Accident victims must bring a New Hampshire car accident case within three years. In almost all cases, the statute of limitations begins counting from the day of the accident.
Because truck accidents can yield devastating consequences, family members or representatives who lost a loved one may also be able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. Similar to a truck or vehicle accident claim, the same three-year statute of limitations applies. However, the clock begins running on the day of the deceased’s death, which could potentially take place days, weeks, or even months after the date of the accident.
Both New Hampshire personal injury cases and wrongful death claims can be complex, with defendants and their insurance companies looking for any reason to escape reliability. Thus, it is important for accident victims and grieving families to work with an experienced car accident lawyer with extensive experience negotiating, settling, and litigating these claims.
Do You Need a New Hampshire Truck Accident Attorney?
If you or someone you love has been recently injured or killed in a New Hampshire truck accident, contact the attorneys at Peter Thompson & Associates. With years of experience representing clients in all kinds of personal injury claims, our team of compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers will represent you tirelessly to help you pursue the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. Following a devastating accident, the road to recovery is tough—and we’re here to make that journey easier. To learn more, contact us today to set up a free initial consultation at 800-804-2004. You can also reach out to us through our online form.