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NH Car Accidents – Most clients that contact us after being involved in a car accident are anxious.  Following the accident there is now medical care, mounting bills, and lost wages. On top of that, it can be stressful trying to deal with the other driver’s insurance company.  Our NH auto accident lawyers will aggressively represent you.

Insurance companies have teams of people working for them to try to pay the lowest amount for your claim. Don’t be at the mercy of the insurance companies.  After an auto accident, you have enough to deal with. Our New Hampshire car accident lawyers focus on your case so all you need to focus on is recovering.

Many people ask, “Do I need a lawyer?”  You want someone with experience and a proven track record.

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We understand that each accident is different so we make sure you understand the process and know the status of your claim.  Get your eBook, New Hampshire Personal Injury Guide, to help you better understand the process.  It’s easy to fill out our online form to get your FREE eBook, New Hampshire Personal Injury Guide, or call 1-800-240-1988.

NH Auto Accident Lawyers

Our NH car accident lawyers include a former state Supreme Court and Superior Court judge, Charles G. Douglas, III.  On top of that, he  wrote the New Hampshire Evidence Manual, which is used by judges and lawyers across the state regarding evidence in court.  This is the knowledge and experience you need to take on the insurance company, protecting your rights, and get the compensation you deserve.

NH Car Accident Lawyers

Once our NH car accident attorneys are involved, we will take immediate action.  We handle all communications on your behalf and bring the peace of mind that you are not alone dealing with this problem. We will stop the calls from insurance companies, investigate the facts of your accident, and put together the best legal strategy to maximize your recovery. This may involve interviewing witnesses, consulting accident reconstruction experts or preserving other helpful evidence.

New Hampshire Car Accident Attorneys

You need a NH auto accident lawyer who knows how to aggressively handle an insurance company and car accident claims.  You can talk with our NH auto accident lawyers at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey for a free evaluation.  Our experienced injury attorneys will represent you against the insurance company.  If you have been injured in a car accident, talk with our NH car accident  lawyers at 1-800-240-1988 for a FREE evaluation, or by filling out our online form.

Additional Resources for New Hampshire Car Accidents

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NH Department of Safety
Medline Plus Motor Vehicle Safety
People Against Distracted Drivers

Automobile Accidents

What Do I Do After An Automobile Accident?

After an Automobile Accident – There are several important steps you need to take after you have been in an automobile accident. The first thing is to get the medical attention you need. Next, you need to contact an experienced personal injury attorney.

There are many pitfalls in automobile accident cases that you need to avoid. It may seem obvious but you need to get as much information about the other driver as possible, including his license plate, his driver’s license information and insurance information. Other important information may be the identification of witnesses to the accident. You should call the police to report the accident so there is a record of the accident.

Get any necessary medical treatment. The doctor or the hospital will record your injuries and treatment in your medical records. Also, you should photograph any of your injuries, whether they are cuts, bruises, scratches or stitches because the photographs will show the injuries you sustained in the accident. Injuries heal over time and it is important to have a record of the injuries you received in the accident.

Please download  a copy of our eBook, New Hampshire Personal Injury Guide, for a better understanding of the process.

 

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Should I Give A Statement To The Other Driver’s Insurance Company?

No. When we have clients come to us after an automobile accident, we often find that the insurance company for the other driver called them and took a recorded statement over the phone or in person. It happens a lot, even before people have had a chance to hire their own attorney. The reason why the insurance companies do this is because they count on many accident victims not getting their own lawyer and then they can offer a quick and low settlement. Insurance companies count on the fact that you will not know the value of your case. The insurance company for the other driver is interested in asking you a lot of questions about the accident and finding out about your injuries and how you are feeling. That insurance company will try to use this information against you if you make a claim. Be alert that the other driver’s insurance company is not looking out for your best interest. While you do have an obligation to cooperate with your insurance company, you are under no obligation to talk to the other driver’s insurance company if they contact you. It is best to have your lawyer deal directly with the insurance company.

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Personal Injury

What Is My Case Worth?

Determining the value of a personal injury claim is based on the very unique circumstances of your case. There are several factors that are going to determine the value of your claim, which include the nature and location of the injuries, the pain and suffering associated with the injury, the permanency as well as any future medical needs.

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Automobile Accidents

I Was In a Car Accident But The Other Driver Who Was At Fault Did Not Have Auto Insurance. Am I Out of Luck?

Under New Hampshire law, if the at-fault party does not have insurance coverage you will be able to make a claim against your own automobile insurance coverage or an uninsured motorist claim. As a part of the premium for your automobile insurance, you have coverage that protects you in case of an accident with a driver that has no insurance.

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Automobile Accidents

I Don’t Have Health Insurance or the Money to Pay for Medical Treatment. Can I Pay My Medical Bills From a Settlement of My Automobile Accident?

Yes. We frequently negotiate on behalf of our clients with their healthcare provider to wait and get paid out of any personal injury settlement. You should be aware that if you do have health insurance, many of the policies require that the health insurance company be repaid for medical bills paid on your behalf as the result of an injury caused by a third party.

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The Other Driver At Fault Had a Minimal Insurance Policy But I Suffered Serious Injuries. What Do I Do?

We are finding this to be a more frequent occurrence where the at-fault driver has a minimal insurance policy but our clients have serious injuries. This situation may lead to what is called “underinsured” claim. For example, the at-fault driver may have an insurance policy with only $25,000 in bodily injury insurance coverage. That means that there is only $15,000 available from the other driver’s insurance company. If your own insurance policy has a larger bodily injury insurance coverage, then you are able to make an “underinsured” claim. It is not uncommon for clients to cover at least $100,000 in underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage through their own automobile insurance company. That way, no matter what, you have at least the $100,000 in bodily injury available to you. For example, the other driver having $25,000 in bodily injury insurance coverage, you have a claim against that policy and then try to collect the remaining balance from your own automobile insurance coverage.

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Automobile Accidents

How to Hire an Automobile Accident Lawyer?

Choosing the right lawyer for your automobile accident is very important. It does make a difference to the amount of money you may recover in your case. Your lawyer can help you with two important parts of your case. The first is to make sure you get the medical treatment you need. The second important thing is your lawyer can get you the money you deserve for your injuries.

The insurance company for the other driver wants to pay you the least amount of money for your claim. That is why you need an experienced personal injury lawyer to deal with the insurance company. Everyone has seen the 1-800 TV ads for lawyers or the yellow page ads by lawyers claiming to be experienced automobile accident lawyers. Before you choose your lawyer, you should ask the lawyer you are considering if they have any trial experience – that is, whether that attorney has taken a case to trial.

  • Trial experience is the most important factor to consider in hiring your attorney.
  • It is the threat of a trial that puts the pressure on the insurance company to offer you a fair settlement.

In order to get the most money for your injuries, the insurance company needs to know your attorney is skilled and experienced in bringing a case to trial.  Many times the insurance company will offer you more money to settle your case if they know your attorney is willing to go to Court to fight for your case. The insurance company knows which lawyers will try a case and which lawyers just want to settle a case.

We can provide answers to some questions you may have about hiring the right attorney for your automobile accident case. Our Video Library may answer more of your questions.

 

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Automobile Accidents

How Do I Pay My Personal Injury Lawyer?

We offer a free consultation to find out if you have a car accident case. If you hire us to help you in your case, you do not pay us anything unless we recover money for you. This is called a contingency fee. Our fee would be a percentage of your recovery.

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Automobile Accidents

Why Should I Choose Douglas, Leonard & Garvey As My Automobile Accident Lawyers?

Because the insurance company has their own experienced adjusters and lawyers, you need your own experienced attorney on your team. Our job as your attorney is to get make sure you understand the process, keep you informed of the status of your case and then  get you the most compensation for your injuries. The job of the insurance companies is to pay the least amount of money for your claim.

As NH personal injury lawyers, Douglas, Leonard & Garvey has the reputation and experience of being a trial law firm. What makes our law firm different is that insurance companies know we will take the case to trial if they do not offer you a fair settlement for your injuries. If you have an inexperienced lawyer that isn’t used to going to Court, you won’t have that leverage on your side. The leverage or the threat of taking a case to trial that makes the insurance company pay you the most money for your case. The insurance companies know what NH personal injury lawyers just want to settle cases and what injury law firms are willing to fight to take your case to trial.

Please talk with us for free at 1-800-240-1988 or it’s easy to complete our online form.

 

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Automobile Accidents

Do I Need Photographs Of My Injuries?

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Maybe you’ve heard the expression that “a picture is worth a thousand words.”  It is important to take photographs of your injuries as soon as possible before they start to heal or fade. You should also take photographs of prescribed treatments.

These photographs will be used to support your claim because they demonstrate your injuries and pain and suffering.

 

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Our Car Accidents Attorneys

We want to successfully resolve your claim and a return to your life as you knew it. Give us a call and we’ll evaluate your case. You can reach us at 1-800-240-1988, or by filling out our evaluation form.

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