New Hampshire police were traveling through a particular area on a recent Monday, when they came upon a crash scene. It was approximately 3:30 p.m. when police radioed for additional support, stating that there appeared to be serious damage. Two sport utility vehicles were involved in the collision.
No information was provided as to what or who may have caused the two vehicles to collide. Due the massive damage that occurred, at least two ambulances, firefighters and EMTS were dispatched to the scene. Several people suffered injuries in the collision and were transported to a local Concord hospital for emergency care.
When the cause of a collision is not immediately apparent, it typically prompts an investigation that may take hours, days or weeks to conclude. In many cases, driver negligence is later determined to have been a causal factor in a specific collision. If a driver was distracted at the wheel, for instance, or was speeding or driving under the influence of alcohol, a person who suffered injuries in the crash can file a personal injury claim in a civil court to seek compensation for damages.
If a recovering accident victim files a personal injury claim in a New Hampshire court, he or she is tasked with providing evidence to show that the named defendant was negligent. The plaintiff must also prove that the other driver’s negligence was a direct cause of the injuries the plaintiff suffered in the crash. This type of litigation is challenging and can be emotionally taxing as well, which is why most plaintiffs choose to allow an experienced injury law attorney to represent them in court rather than acting on their own, which can intensify one’s stress.