New Hampshire Personal Injury Attorneys
Stephen Law Group is dedicated to advocating for accident victims in communities across the state of New Hampshire, including Manchester, Salem, Concord, Dover, and Nashua. We represent people who have been hurt or killed in a motor vehicle collision, truck accident, motorcycle accident, dog bite, slip and fall, encounter with a defective product, or incident of medical malpractice, as well as people who need an asbestosis lawyer or a mesothelioma attorney. We also assist claimants pursuing benefits through the Social Security or workers’ compensation system. We have brought several wrongful death claims with results such as $1.4 million for our client who died as a result of medical negligence. With over 24 years of experience serving New Hampshire residents, our personal injury lawyers have secured a number of substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients. Stephen Law Group makes sure that our clients’ legal rights are protected and pursued aggressively. We can also fight for you in matters regarding wrongful termination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, wage disputes and other employment claims, and business disputes.Aggressive Advocacy for Accident Victims
After you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision or any other type of accident, your physical and emotional condition is the first priority. However, New Hampshire law requires victims to file any legal claims against an at-fault party within three years of the date of the incident, making a prompt investigation important to ensure that compensation is available.
Personal injury claims typically require a showing of negligence by a responsible party. To establish negligence, a plaintiff must prove that a defendant breached a duty of care that applied in the specific situation. Drivers owe each other, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians, a duty to act with reasonable care and avoid needlessly risky behavior. Meanwhile, doctors owe patients under their care a duty to act pursuant to the accepted professional standards in their field. Any behavior that falls short of the appropriate standard would be deemed a breach of duty. A plaintiff must also show that the breach was a proximate cause of the injuries and that damages were sustained.
New Hampshire follows a ‘modified comparative fault’ system of liability. This means that, as long as an injured individual’s percentage of responsibility falls under 50 percent, he or she may still be awarded damages offset by his or her degree of fault. For instance, a victim who is found to have been 15 percent responsible for an accident may still receive 85 percent of the associated costs. The damages available in these cases often include property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost income from missed days of work, and pain and suffering. Consulting an experienced personal injury attorney at Stephen Law Group can help you determine which legal options may be available and the next steps to take.
In some tragic but all too frequent situations, an accident cuts short a victim’s life. Wrongful death claims brought by families who have lost loved ones are similar to other personal injury claims in that a showing of negligence is required. New Hampshire permits any person with an interest in the estate of a deceased person to file a claim on his or her behalf. State law allows compensation for the suffering endured by the victim prior to his or her death, as well as reasonable medical and funeral expenses and lost earnings for a plaintiff. Surviving spouses and children are also entitled to certain forms of compensation in wrongful death actions. The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is three years from the date of a victim’s death.Protect Your Rights by Enlisting a Personal Injury Lawyer in New Hampshire
Stephen Law Group is dedicated to vigorously pursuing the compensation that victims deserve. New Hampshire personal injury attorney Robert Stephen and his colleagues represent residents of Manchester, Concord, Salem, Nashua, and Dover, and communities all over the state. We also are available to assist you with bringing a Social Security or workers’ compensation claim, or with appealing a denial of benefits. Call us at 603-663-1007 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a car accident attorney, truck accident attorney, or motorcycle accident attorney, or seek guidance with any other personal injury, family law, employment, or business matter.Massachusetts Injuries
We are licensed in Massachusetts and handle many claims for New Hampshire residents injured in Massachusetts as well as Massachusetts residents injured in a Massachusetts car accident at either our North Andover, Massachusetts office or our Manchester, NH office. We are uniquely situated to handle claims in either state for our citizens injured from Boston, Worcester, Andover and into New Hampshire in Nashua, Salem, Dover, Portsmouth, Manchester or Concord and all surrounding towns.