New Hampshire Personal Injury Lawyers Advancing the Rights of Victims
New Hampshire Personal Injury Lawyer Robert S. StephenStephen Law Group offers dedicated legal representation to victims and families who have lost loved ones in accidents or have suffered serious injuries throughout New Hampshire and many areas of Massachusetts. Personal injury claims often arise from serious car accidents, motorcycle crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, dangerous products, or medical malpractice, among other situations. With over 25 years of experience, the attorneys at Stephen Law Group have obtained numerous substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients, including a $1.5 million car accident award, a $1.4 million medical negligence award and a $2.2 million award for a client who had suffered significant injuries from a bacterial contamination. We have been handled a significant number of car accident and personal injury cases with a range of settlements. No case is too big or too small at Stephen Law Group. We are focused on getting you the justice you deserve regardless of the size of your case. If you can’t make it to us because of your injuries, we will come to you. We work tirelessly to ensure that our clients’ legal rights are asserted aggressively. If you are trying to put your life back together after a serious accident, let us fight for you to ensure that you receive the support that you need.
Personal Injury Overview
Recovering from injuries after a motor vehicle collision or another type of accident is the top priority for victims. However, when injuries are significant, legal action may be necessary to ensure that you receive vital financial assistance. Under New Hampshire law, personal injury claims must be filed within three years from the date of a victim’s injury. Moreover, a skilled personal injury attorney in New Hampshire will need to act quickly in gathering evidence and investigating the circumstances surrounding an accident. Personal injury claims are usually based on the concept of negligence. This applies when a defendant breaches a duty of care that applied in the specific situation. A plaintiff must also show that the breach was a proximate cause of their injuries and that damages were sustained. New Hampshire follows a modified comparative fault system of liability. This means that, as long as an individual’s percentage of liability falls under 50 percent, he or she can still be awarded damages that are offset by his or her degree of fault. For instance, a victim found to be 20 percent at fault for an accident may still receive compensation for 80 percent of the associated costs. Victims generally may be compensated for property loss, medical expenses, lost income from missed days of work, and pain and suffering, among other economic and non-economic damages. Consulting an experienced New Hampshire personal injury attorney at Stephen Law Group can help you determine which legal options are available and the next steps to take.
In cases arising from car accidents, New Hampshire follows a ‘fault’ system of liability, giving injured victims three options to recover damages. Drivers, or injured passengers, may either file a claim with their own insurer for insured damages, file a claim with another driver’s insurance company, or, when necessary, pursue action against another motorist in court. Since state law does not technically require vehicle owners to purchase insurance policies, but instead only demonstrate financial responsibility in the event of a car accident, taking legal action sometimes proves necessary. This would involve showing that another driver acted negligently and thereby caused the accident. Any type of dangerous conduct behind the wheel, such as texting while driving, drunk driving, excessive speeding, or failing to yield at an intersection, could support a claim of negligence. The New Hampshire car accident lawyers at Stephen Law Group are available to answer your questions and address any concerns that you have regarding the legal process.
Motorcycle accidents can lead to some of the most severe, life-threatening injuries to victims. A driver responsible for causing a motorcycle crash should be held accountable with the assistance of a personal injury lawyer in New Hampshire. Victims may be able to receive compensation for future medical costs and lost earning capacity if their conditions prove long-lasting or permanent. Moreover, families who have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident may pursue a wrongful death claim against a liable party. State law allows ‘any person interested in the estate of a deceased’ to file a claim on a victim’s behalf. Our New Hampshire motorcycle accident lawyers can help families pursue compensation for suffering endured by a deceased victim prior to his or her death, as well as reasonable medical and funeral expenses and lost earnings. Surviving spouses and children are also entitled to certain compensation in wrongful death actions. The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is three years from the date of a victim’s death.
Commercial truck accident cases can lead to catastrophic losses. We have represented clients against large trucking companies such as Fed Ex. Commercial licensed drivers have a duty to obey highway safety rules. We are in a unique position to deliver to the victim or the victim’s loved ones the justice they deserve as a result of the negligence of a CDL licensed driver’s negligence on our highways. Whether a truck driver or delivery driver is negligent or a tired driver and causes a collision or jackknife accident, our lawyers are trained to get you the justice you deserve for personal injuries, lost wages and permanent impairments. We are familiar with the Federal Highway Safety Motorist Administration regulations that govern highway safety. We will fight hard to get you the justice you deserve at the hands of a distracted commercial driver.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are common throughout New Hampshire. They can occur at a restaurant or supermarket, on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, at a residential home or apartment complex, or on any other type of property. All property owners owe visitors a duty to maintain safe premises, free from unreasonably dangerous conditions. When owners fail to inspect, repair hazards, or warn visitors of them, serious injuries can result, and irresponsible property owners should be held liable. Some common dangerous conditions that lead to slip and fall accidents include pooled water from a spill, broken or chipped tiles, broken stairwells or railings, and uneven pavement. Businesses owe the highest duty of care to customers, and they must conduct regular inspections to ensure that their premises are safe. Contact our New Hampshire slip and fall accident attorneys if you have been involved in this type of accident and may be interested in bringing a claim.
The New Hampshire personal injury lawyers at Stephen Law Group can help you if you have been injured by a defective product. Manufacturers and retailers are responsible for the dangerous items that they sell to consumers. Products liability lawsuits are generally based on one of three types of defects: design defects, manufacturing defects, or failures to properly warn. A manufacturing defect exists if one product in a line deviates from the intended design, rendering it unsafe. A design defect is one that makes all of the products, based on their design, inherently dangerous. Our New Hampshire products liability lawyers can help you hold a manufacturer liable for failing to warn you if it does not properly include instructions, labels, or warnings regarding a product’s potential dangers.
Construction Site and Workplace Injuries
Construction sites can be unsafe areas for workers and visitors alike. When proper protocols and precautions are not taken by those responsible for overseeing a site, serious construction site injuries can result. Unsafe scaffolds, electrical malfunctions, explosions, and faulty equipment can all contribute to a construction accident. Workers who are injured on the job may be able to get benefits through the state workers’ compensation system. When a party other than an employer or a co-worker has also contributed to an employee’s injury, further legal action may be available through a personal injury claim. The New Hampshire construction site injury attorneys at Stephen Law Group have vast experience in assisting employees in these complex matters and can help you explore your options.
Victims bitten by a dog often face physical as well as emotional consequences. Pursuant to New Hampshire law, dog owners are strictly liable for any damages caused by their dogs. However, this liability does not attach if a victim was a trespasser, or committing any type of civil wrong, at the time of an incident. If you have been bitten by a dog, you may face a long-term recovery and significant expenses related to your recovery. As a result, it is important to contact an experienced New Hampshire dog bite lawyer who can assist you in pursuing proper legal action to receive the compensation needed to heal.
Contact a Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney in New Hampshire
Stephen Law Group is dedicated to making sure that New Hampshire accident victims, or families who have lost loved ones, receive the compensation that they need, whether their claims arise from a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, workplace injury, a slip and fall, or a defective product. .Attorney Stephen and his colleagues represent people in Bedford, Goffstown, Manchester, Auburn, Candia, Seabrook, Merrimack, Nashua, Milford, Concord, Keene, Laconia, Hillsborough, Hooksett, Derry, Exeter, Portsmouth, Dover, Londonderry, Windham, Pelham, Salem, and all other communities in Hillsborough, Merrimack, Strafford, Cheshire and Rockingham Counties, as well as victims in many areas in Massachusetts. Our firm also assists clients in matters related to Social Security Disability claims, employment matters, and business law. Call our office at 603-663-1007 or contact us online to speak with an attorney today and find out how we can help you. If you cannot make it to us, we will come to you. At Stephen Law Group, we fight for you!