If another vehicle hits you while you’re traveling along a New Hampshire roadway, the top priority is to obtain medical attention. This is true even if there are no immediately apparent injuries because certain serious injuries can have delayed symptoms and may require special imaging tests for diagnosis. Beyond that, however, recovery after a collision involves more than treatment of physical injuries.
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is traumatic. If your injuries are severe, the emotional trauma associated with the incident may also be quite severe. Many accident victims develop post-traumatic stress disorder, which can have lifelong implications on their health. You might also experience financial distress during recovery, especially if you are unable to return to work for days, weeks or, perhaps, permanently.
If driver negligence caused a collision, you can seek financial recovery
When another person’s negligence or reckless driving behavior causes a collision that results in serious injury, state law allows you to seek financial recovery for damages by filing a personal injury claim in a civil court. As part of your claim, you would name as defendant/s the person or persons deemed responsible for the collision. You may also be required to provide evidence in court to prove that the defendant owed a duty, was negligent in that duty, resulting in serious injuries to you.
You do not have to go it alone in court
Because personal injury litigation is complex and stressful, it is helpful to seek legal support before heading to court. When appropriate, the court is prepared to hold drunk drivers, motorists who disregard traffic laws and others who are careless or reckless, accountable for their actions. At Backus, Meyer & Branch, LLP, a team of experienced litigators is dedicated to helping recovering accident victims seek justice against those whose negligence caused them injury.