Too often in our practice, we meet with clients who are injured because one driver violated what seemed (at the time) to be a minor traffic law. Unfortunately, these apparently minor violations can have dire consequences, injuring and even killing other drivers and passengers on the road.
According to a news article from early September, one driver’s snap decision to cross a yellow line ended up killing another driver on a New Hampshire highway. Around 7:30pm one evening, a white sedan and a dark-colored Jeep collided head-on after one of the vehicles crossed the yellow line. Each of the cars had one driver and one passenger, and three of the individuals were immediately rushed to the hospital when emergency responders arrived at the scene.
Police officers closed the highway for approximately five hours as they cared for the victims and cleaned up the damage from the roadway. Shortly after the accident, one of the women involved tragically died due to injuries suffered at the scene.
When a loved one dies in a car accident, speaking with an attorney can feel especially daunting. You do, however, have valuable rights that you should know about if your loved one has been injured or killed in an automobile accident. It is important to be aware of the fact that in New Hampshire, a loved one’s survivors can be entitled to both economic and non-economic damages if that person’s wrongful death claim is successful. Economic damages typically account for a victim’s medical expenses or lost wages, while non-economic damages account for factors such as pain and suffering.
Courts often address each of these kinds of damages separately when deciding a plaintiff’s case. It is thus important to consider the various objective and subjective factors that go into calculating each amount. To adequately consider these elements, it is in your best interest to speak with a qualified, experienced attorney. When you are reeling from the loss of a loved one, the best thing you can do for yourself is let an attorney take over your case so that you can regain the capacity to focus on what matters most to you.
For Experienced New Hampshire Injury Lawyers, Call Us at Peter Thompson & Associates
At Peter Thompson & Associates, we bring dedication, hard work, and empathy to your New Hampshire injury case, and we will give you the highest chance of walking away with significant amounts of compensation. We recognize that no lawsuit is easy, and especially when you are grieving a loved one, the suit can feel overwhelming and impossible to navigate. Our commitment at Peter Thompson & Associates is to take over the litigation strategy and relieve you of a heavy burden that would only add to your stress load. We have offices statewide and we offer home and hospital visits so that you don’t have to come to us. For a free and confidential consultation, give us a call today at 800-804-2004. And because we work on a contingency basis, we will never bill you for our services unless we can recover compensation on your behalf.