Then talk to an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Some people consider rear-end crashes to be minor. But you can be seriously hurt in any type of collision. It’s important to take steps to protect your rights.
The driver who hit your car from behind is generally considered to be at fault in these types of accidents. But that doesn’t mean recovering compensation will be a straightforward process. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong – even if they were speeding, texting, falling asleep at the wheel or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They may argue you stopped short, backed into their vehicle, or did something else to cause the accident.
Insurance companies will try to minimize your compensation by questioning the seriousness of your injuries or arguing that they were pre-existing. They may offer you a settlement that doesn’t come close to covering all the damages you suffered.
How can a lawyer help me?
A lawyer can determine the total damages you suffered in the accident. This includes all current and future medical expenses for treating your injuries – whether you had whiplash, broken bones, or injuries to the head or back. It also includes lost wages if you couldn’t work, as well as other damages such as pain and suffering.
A lawyer will also have the resources to investigate your accident to prove you were the victim of another driver’s negligence. A legal team can gather evidence, review accident reports and medical records and interview witnesses. If needed, accident reconstruction experts and other specialists can be consulted.
Our attorneys can then build a strong case and demand the compensation you deserve for your injuries. When insurance companies see we have put together a strong case, they often agree to negotiate a settlement. But we are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. We will be ready to fight for you in court, if that’s what it takes.
How much is my rear-end accident worth?
The amount of compensation you can recover will depend on many different factors. These include the extent of your injuries, insurance policy limits and other factors. An attorney can give you a better idea of how much to reasonably expect.
In New Hampshire, you usually have three years from the date of your crash to take legal action. That sounds like a long time. But the longer you wait, the harder it can be to recover the compensation you deserve. Over time, evidence can be lost or destroyed. The memories of witnesses can fade.
Talk to an experienced rear-end accident attorney today
When you come talk to one of our attorneys, we can review the details of your accident. Then we’ll go over your legal options and answer any questions you have. There’s no cost and no obligation. We just want you to have the information you need.
If we do represent you, it costs you nothing to move your case forward. We work on a contingency fee basis. Our fee comes out of the compensation we recover for you. If you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid.
Our firm has been serving the needs of clients in New Hampshire since 1870. We’re still here because we’ve earned a reputation as attorneys that people can count on to get results. When clients come to us with a legal problem, we are determined to help them find the right solution.
We will take your case seriously from the start. If you’ve been hurt in a rear-end accident, learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.