Very few accidents are unavoidable. When a serious injury results from the careless actions of a person or entity, the at-fault party should be held fully responsible. The New Hampshire personal injury lawyers at Stephen Law Group represent victims in cities such as Manchester, Salem, Concord, Dover, and Nashua. Bolstered by more than 24 years of experience, car accident and personal injury attorney Robert Stephen and his colleagues can assist you in claims arising from motor vehicle collisions, defective products, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. We also represent people who need an asbestosis lawyer or a mesothelioma attorney. We are proud to have achieved a number of substantial results that reflect our diligence on behalf of our clients, including a $2.2 million award in one case. We handle many claims for New Hampshire residents injured in Massachusetts as well as Massachusetts residents injured in a Massachusetts car accident or workplace injury at either our North Andover, Massachusetts office or our Manchester, NH office. At Stephen Law, we fight for you!Bringing a Personal Injury Claim
Many personal injury claims originate from a motor vehicle accident involving cars, motorcycles, or trucks. These collisions often cause life-changing injuries, and careless drivers should be required to contribute to a victim’s cost of recovery. Equally devastating harm may result when a doctor fails to conform to appropriate practices in their specialty or when a property owner fails to conduct proper maintenance, or when a loved one was exposed to asbestos resulting in mesothelioma, among other situations.
Under New Hampshire law, a victim usually must prove negligence to recover compensation. Negligence means that a defendant has breached a duty of care owed to someone else. Drivers are expected to take reasonable precautions under the conditions. For instance, a driver who is speeding through a residential area or running a red light would be breaching the duty of care. An injured plaintiff must also prove that the breach was a direct and foreseeable cause of the accident and that damages arose as a result. Damages may be both economic and non-economic, ranging from medical bills and lost income to pain and suffering and emotional distress. Consulting a qualified personal injury attorney who can fight for your rights is a vital step to take in protecting your claim.
When a victim dies due to someone else’s negligence, New Hampshire allows relatives of the victim or beneficiaries of the victim’s estate to file a wrongful death claim within three years of the fatal accident. They may be able to receive compensation for reasonable medical and funeral expenses, as well as earnings that the deceased person may have received if he or she had lived. They may also recover hedonic damages for the loss of the quality of their life. Other damages based on the victim’s relationship to family members also may be available.
Product liability claims may arise from an item that causes harm to a consumer. These claims may be brought against manufacturers, distributors, and other parties involved in the chain of distribution. Manufacturing defects occur in products that differ from other items that were produced in the same line. Design defects describe flaws in products that are inherent to the intended design. Manufacturers and distributors may also be liable for products that do not contain adequate warnings regarding the dangers associated with their use, sometimes known as marketing defects. Depending on the type of product liability case, different elements must be shown for victims to prevail.Consult an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in New Hampshire
Accidents may result in significant expenditures and painful injuries. The knowledgeable New Hampshire personal injury attorneys at Stephen Law Group can fight for your rights against those who were responsible for your harm. We represent accident victims in Concord, Manchester, Salem, Nashua, and Dover and all surrounding towns in New Hampshire in all types of claims, as well as in pursuing Social Security Disability or workers’ compensation benefits. Call us at 603-663-1007 or contact us online to set up a free appointment with a personal injury or wrongful death attorney.Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers
We are also Massachusetts personal injury attorneys uniquely situated to help New Hampshire residents injured in Massachusetts or those who live in Massachusetts who are injured due to the fault of another. We have handled Massachusetts car accidents, Massachusetts work place injuries, Massachusetts medical malpractice claims and commercial truck accident cases in Massachusetts. We can meet at our North Andover, Massachusetts office or our Manchester, NH office to assist you with your injury in Massachusetts. Call today for your free consultation.