Concord Car Accidents
Concord has a population of approximately 43,000 residents. Interstate 89 and Interstate 93 are the two main highways that serve the Concord area, and they can be dangerous in times of heavy traffic or inclement weather. Concord also is home to some of New Hampshire’s most dangerous intersections. The intersection of Pleasant Street and South State Street in Concord is ranked as one of the top 10 most dangerous urban intersections in the state. In addition, the intersection of Loudon Road and D’Amonte Drive at Steeplegate Mall, as well as the intersection of Loudon Road and Fort Eddy Road, are considered very dangerous. If you have suffered an injury in a car accident that was not your fault, you should take the time to reach out to a skilled Concord car accident lawyer who can help you. At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we can investigate your case and advocate for your rights at every step of the way.Suing for Compensation After a Car Accident
If you have been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may be able to recover compensation through a negligence lawsuit. Negligence is the legal theory that is most often used to determine fault in a car crash case. Negligence occurs when a driver causes an accident and resulting harm by failing to use reasonable care behind the wheel. Reasonable care is defined as how an ordinarily prudent person would have acted in the same or a similar situation.
Thus, what is considered reasonable in a certain situation depends on a number of factors. For example, if someone driving in extremely foggy weather caused an accident, whether that driver was using reasonable care would depend on how a prudent person would have driven in similarly foggy weather. There are some common situations in which a driver does something that a reasonable person clearly would not do, such as speeding in bad weather, running a red light or stop sign, failing to yield when required, texting while driving, or driving while intoxicated. If a police officer issued a citation for the conduct that led to the accident, this will suggest that the driver acted negligently and should be responsible for the victim’s injuries. A car accident attorney in the Concord area can help gather this type of evidence if it exists in your case.
To win a personal injury lawsuit based on negligence, the plaintiff (usually the victim) has the burden of proving certain essential elements. As discussed above, they need to show that the defendant (usually another driver) owed the plaintiff a duty to use reasonable care by driving safely, but they failed to meet that duty. The plaintiff also needs to show that the defendant’s inadequate care was a direct and proximate cause of the car accident and their injuries. In other words, the accident must not have been something that would have happened regardless of whether the defendant used the appropriate care.
Unfortunately, car accident victims may suffer serious and even permanent or life-changing injuries because a driver acted carelessly. They may be entitled to receive substantial damages following a devastating crash, including not only the hospital bills that they have already incurred but also the costs of medical treatment that they will need in the future. Our Concord car accident attorneys can help victims pursue these costs from a defendant or their insurer. We also can seek compensation for lost income resulting from time away from work, lost earning capacity related to a permanent disability, and the subjective pain and suffering arising from the accident. Sometimes proving damages requires gathering and presenting expert testimony from people such as doctors and vocational specialists, and we know how to build a case based on these complex forms of evidence.Contact a Knowledgeable Auto Accident Attorney Today
Depending on its severity, a car accident can alter your whole life in an instant. At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we are committed to getting clients the compensation and justice that they deserve after a crash. For over two decades, we have been advocating for victims of car accidents throughout New Hampshire, and we can do the same for you. Call us at 888-511-1010 or 603-624-3700, or you can contact us online for a free case evaluation by a car accident lawyer in the Concord area.