Car accidents, or motor vehicle accidents (MVAs), are one of the most common sources of personal injury. In 2015 alone, over 35,000 people died in auto accidents in the United States. The number of less serious injuries is many times greater. The most recent data available indicates that in New Hampshire there are approximately 100 car accident-related deaths per year. Approximately a third of all fatal crashes are a result of alcohol-impaired driving.
If you or a loved one is injured in a car crash due to someone else’s negligence you may be entitled to sue for compensation for your injuries. Proving negligence requires the victim(s) (Plaintiffs) to show that they were injured because the defendant did not act with reasonable care under the circumstances. For example, if another driver was under the influence of alcohol while driving and veered into your lane, injuring you, he or she would likely be found negligent and may be liable for your injuries. Or, if another driver was speeding and rear-ended you because they couldn’t stop in time, the other driver might be found negligent.
Many sorts of injuries may occur due to car collisions, such as head and brain injuries (including concussions), broken bones or limbs, back injuries, herniated disks, spinal injuries, whiplash, and even cardiac arrest, aka heart attacks. You may be entitled to compensation for any physical injury, lost wages, vehicle repairs, pain and suffering, and permanent injuries/scars.
Welts, White & Fontaine attorneys handle car accidents, and most other personal injury matters, on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t pay unless you win. If you do get a recovery, your attorney will be entitled to a pre-determined percentage of that amount. Contingency fee arrangements allow clients to protect their rights without expensive retainers or hourly legal fees, and also help ensure that attorneys seek the best possible result for their clients.
Our attorneys are extremely experienced in handling car crash/motor vehicle accident injuries. We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf with insurance companies to try and get you the settlement you deserve without resorting to a lawsuit. If litigation becomes necessary, Welts, White & Fontaine attorneys have decades of experience in the courtroom and conducting jury trials.
To speak with one of Welts, White & Fontaine’s experienced injury attorneys, please call us today at (603) 883-0797, or use the contact form at the foot of this page. Welts, White & Fontaine is Nashua’s largest law firm and serves the legal needs of both individuals and businesses in towns such as Amherst, Milford, Hudson, Brookline, Windham, Hollis, Merrimack, Litchfield, Bedford, Londonderry, Pelham, and of course Nashua.
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