Have you suffered an injury while at work, in the hospital, or from a product you’ve purchased from a company? You could qualify a personal injury lawsuit. The New Hampshire personal injury attorneys with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, know how detrimental a personal injury can be on you or your family. They know how frustrating it is when someone else’s negligence, misconduct, or intentional actions have harmed you or your loved one and to deal with the consequences of their actions.
It’s important to resolve the issue of whether someone else did cause your injury and determine how you can be compensated for physical, emotional, or financial losses. Knowing what constitutes a personal injury case and how a personal injury attorney can help is the best way to seek justice now.
A Personal Injury Attorney in New Hampshire Can Help
Each state sets its own timeline for how long an injured person has to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person, company, or institution responsible. What’s more, this timeline will depend on the type of accident a person was involved in.
In New Hampshire, plaintiffs have three years from when the injury occurred or discovered to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to the New Hampshire Civil Statute of Limitations §508:4. You must file your lawsuit within that time, or you could lose out on much-needed compensation.
How a Personal Injury Case Works
No two personal injury cases are the same, even if the same injury occurs in both cases. However, there are some typical steps that occur in nearly every personal injury case. First, you become the plaintiff in the case, and the person or organization that caused your injury becomes the defendant.
Then, lawyers for both you and the defendant, as well as for the insurance company, gather evidence (like documentation of the injury, interviews about the situation, where the injury occurred, etc.) during the discovery period. This is where each side puts together an argument to explain who is at fault, why, and what the plaintiff’s injuries have cost, both financially and emotionally.
Not many cases even go to trial. It’s common for personal injury cases to settle outside court. Settling a case happens when both sides agree on an acceptable amount of compensation in exchange for the plaintiff (the injured person) to drop the claim and absolve the defendant of any future liability. That means your compensation is final, and you won’t be able to file another lawsuit for the same injury. If you win, your compensation can cover medical bills, past and future lost wages, the effects of short- or long-term disability, and more.
Benefits of Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer
It’s common for plaintiffs to feel stress during a personal injury lawsuit, so having a lawyer on your side can alleviate some of that anxiety. That’s because a New Hampshire personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal process of filing and settling a civil case in the state. They’ll be there to answer your questions every step of the way. They also take the lead on gathering evidence and negotiating a fair settlement on your behalf.
What’s more, you and your family will get compassion and support throughout the whole process. An experienced personal injury lawyer understands your situation and how hard the injury has impacted your life.
What Is Personal Injury?
A personal injury is when one person’s actions or failure to act causes injuries to another person. Those injuries can be physical, mental, emotional, social, or financial. Someone could have purposefully or accidentally harmed you, resulting in a bodily injury, emotional trauma, or a tarnished reputation.
In addition, personal injury can occur when someone means to do harm to another person or when a person’s negligence (lack of responsible action) results in an accident or even continued harm.
If you believe that you or a loved one have been injured as a result of another person’s or institution’s actions or failure to act responsibly, you could file a personal injury lawsuit to receive compensation and justice.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are many ways that you or a loved one could experience a personal injury and qualify for legal action. Here are some of the most common forms of personal injury cases.
- Workplace injuries
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Product liability
These are just some of the forms of personal injury on which a personal injury lawyer can help you build a case for compensation to alleviate financial or emotional stress.
Grounds for Personal Injury Cases
There are three major grounds for personal injury cases that you can gather evidence on and use to present your claims.
- Negligence: This occurs when someone fails to act carefully or responsibly in a given situation. The bulk of personal injury cases are based on negligence. Examples include a lack of adherence to rules, safety protocols, etc.
- Strict Liability: Personal injury cases based on strict liability include defective products that cause harm, regardless of the company’s or person’s good or neutral intentions.
- Intentional wrongdoing: Such cases happen when a person or other entity purposefully inflicts harm on another. This can come in the form of assault, trespassing on personal property, false imprisonment, and more.
If you choose to seek compensation for an injury on any of these grounds, you can work with a personal injury lawyer that has successfully tried these cases.
What Sets Ben Crump Law, PLLC, Apart?
The personal injury attorneys at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, are dedicated to helping individuals and families get the justice they deserve. With proven experience in multiple personal injury law practice areas, this firm has won multi-million-dollar settlements for many families.
- $411 million won for a U.S. veteran injured in a multi-vehicle highway accident.
- $33.5 million won for the family of a 9-year-old who became paralyzed in an electric-cart accident.
- $5 million awarded to a widow whose husband was killed by a drunk driver operating a company vehicle.
Call Today to Get Started
The attorneys at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, are ready to review personal injury cases like yours. Call (800) 730-1331 to connect with our personal injury law office and start your free, no-obligation case evaluation today.