Navigating the legal landscape can be challenging for those who are not attorneys versed in car accident laws or personal injury cases. If you’ve been injured in a car accident or a fall, you may not know your rights. Here are three things you may not know about personal injury laws in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
1. If you were not at fault in a car accident, you have several rights.
Car accident laws differ across the United States, so if you are involved in auto accident litigation in New Hampshire or Massachusetts, you’ll want to find a law firm that understands car accident laws unique to those states.
If you were not the “at-fault” driver in a car accident, you have the right to be “made whole,” both physically and emotionally, according to the Law Office of Todd D. Beauregard, P.C. Additionally, your insurance carrier is mandated by law to handle your claim in a commercially responsible fashion. You also have the right to be compensated for your personal injuries.
2. Personal injuries can represent physical, emotional and/or psychological damage.
A personal injury, according to the law, relates not just to damage to the body, but can also indicate damage to the mind or emotions, according to the law office of Todd D. Beauregard, PC.
If you have been injured and are now experiencing pain, suffering, depression, loss of work or a change in your lifestyle as a result of your accident, you could be due a legal settlement.
3. Personal injury laws cover both car accidents and slip and fall injuries.
When most people think of a personal injury claim, they might be thinking about injuries incurred during an automobile accident. But personal injuries can also take place due to:
– pedestrian accidents
– slip and fall accidents
– motorcycle accidents
– medical malpractice
– workplace injuries
– product liabilities
– dog bites
– nursing home abuse
4. When you venture onto someone’s property, you have rights.
If you slip and fall in someone’s home or at their place of business, you could be due a settlement for your personal injury. In New Hampshire, the homeowner, business owner, or caretaker has a care of duty owed to those on their property. If they breach that duty, they could be liable to pay punitive damages as well as economic compensation for the injury to your personal health.
5. You may not have to pay your lawyer unless you win in a personal injury suit.
Retaining a lawyer for a car accident, slip and fall case or other personal injury suit does not have to be costly. You may already be short on cash or in debt due to medical bills and other expenses. You may even be out of work and unable to keep up on our regular monthly expenses.
Personal injury lawyers such as Todd D. Beauregard work on a contingency basis, where his fee is determined as a percentage of your settlement. This means there is no financial risk for pursuing your case.
Due to the statute of limitations on personal injury settlements, it’s important to contact a lawyer very quickly after your accident. Not only can you receive your settlement faster by acting sooner, but your lawyer will help you work with the insurance companies to minimize out of pocket expenses and to ensure you get the medical care and support that you need.