Broadside Collisions

Broadside Collisions in New Hampshire

New Hampshire Auto Accident Lawyers

In the blink of an eye, a car accident can disrupt your life. Between dealing with injuries, fighting with an insurance company, and missing work, the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming. Every day, the New Hampshire car accident attorneys of Tenn And Tenn, P.A. help people who have been injured in a car accident. If you were hurt in a broadside collision, we can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

Broadside Collisions Are Particularly Dangerous

Because broadside collisions involve the full force of one car slamming into the side of another, they can lead to serious injury and death. Often, broadside collisions occur in intersections when a driver runs a red light or a stop sign. On average, 20 fatal car accidents occur each year in intersections throughout New Hampshire, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Broadside Accident Victims Can File a Lawsuit

The victims of a broadside car crash can file a lawsuit to protect their interests. Most car accident lawsuits allege that the defendant acted negligently. To win a negligence lawsuit, the victim of a broadside collision is required to prove:

  1. The defendant, usually the other driver, owed a duty to the plaintiff;
  2. The defendant did something to breach that duty; and
  3. The defendant’s actions were a cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.

Any person who drives on a New Hampshire road owes a duty to others on the road to drive reasonably. Running a red light, ignoring a stop sign, or failing to yield the right of way are all ways in which a driver might breach this universal duty. If such a driver causes a broadside collision that injures another person, that driver can be held liable to the injured person.

New Hampshire imposes a three-year statute of limitations in personal injury cases. This means that a plaintiff must file a lawsuit within three years of the date he learned of his injuries, which is usually the date of the car accident. Although this may seem like a long time, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as practicable after the accident so that important evidence can be preserved.

New Hampshire Law Allows for Compensatory Damages

If the victim of a broadside collision accident wins her lawsuit, she is entitled to compensatory damages. Hospital bills, lost wages, and damage to a vehicle are examples of costs that can be recouped as economic compensatory damages. Mental anguish and pain and suffering are also compensable as noneconomic damages. Generally, New Hampshire does not allow awards of punitive damages. If you have questions about the damages to which you may be entitled, ask a knowledgeable attorney.

Injured New Hampshire Accident Victims Have Rights

A person who negligently causes a car crash has endangered the drivers with whom he shares the road. The New Hampshire car accident attorneys of Tenn And Tenn, P.A. can help you hold that driver accountable for his actions and seek compensation for your injuries. 

Call (888) 332-5855 or send us an email to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.


  • "The team at Tenn And Tenn are hands down the best legal representation I have had the pleasure to work with."
    Justin B.
  • "I could not have been more fortunate to have selected the offices of Tenn & Tenn. 10/5 stars!"
    Davin S.
  • "Had I not hired John Tenn as my attorney, I don't think I would have gotten nearly as much from my settlement as I did."
    Darren S.
Why Choose Tenn And Tenn Let Our Family Help Your Family
  • A Family Firm

    We are a family committed to providing excellent service to our clients.

  • Statewide Service
    We work hard to obtain the best results possible for clients throughout New Hampshire.
  • Trial-Tested Attorneys
    Our lawyers are experienced courtroom advocates who are ready to take your case to trial to obtain justice.
Free Injury Consultations Available Contact Us Today

Whether you have questions or you’re ready to get started, our award-winning legal team is ready to help. Complete our form below or call us at (888) 332-5855.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

Please do not include any confidential or sensitive information in a contact form, text message, or voicemail. The contact form sends information by non-encrypted email, which is not secure. Submitting a contact form, sending a text message, making a phone call, or leaving a voicemail does not create an attorney-client relationship.