Personal Injury Damages-Overview
If you have sustained an injury in New Hampshire as a result of someone else’s negligence, New Hampshire law entitles you to a recovery compensation for your injuries from the negligent party. The well-settled law in New Hampshire is that an injured person is entitled to a full, fair and adequate compensation for their losses.
What types of losses can be recovered?
Many types of losses and damages are recoverable in NH. The Court’s will consider damages which include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of future earnings, permanent disability, disfigurement, and catastrophic injury and death, among others.
Pain and Suffering
Most people are familiar with the phrase “pain and suffering”. Simply stated, in New Hampshire a person can recover monetary compensation for physical pain and mental anguish which they have suffered and will continue to suffer due to an accident. While there is no automatic formula for the calculation of “pain and suffering”, it often can be the most significant element of a client’s personal injury claim.
If you have been injured as result of someone else’s negligence, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Tenn And Tenn, PA who can discuss the injuries and damages you have sustained.
Under New Hampshire Law, a person can recover the cost of all reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred, and those likely to be incurred in the future, due the injuries you have sustained. The amount of medical expenses can, at first glance, seem like an easy number to calculate based simply upon bills received to date; however, medical expenses can be more complicated to determine based upon the nature and extent of your injuries. Medical bills should also include the future care costs you will likely incur.
If you have been injured in an accident in NH and have questions about the types of medical expenses you may recover, contact the injury attorneys at Tenn And Tenn to discuss your injury case and your concerns.
If you have suffered a significant injury, chances are that you have lost time from work and the ability to earn an income. New Hampshire Law allows you to receive the present value of lost wages, which includes both past lost wages and expected future losses. If your ability to earn income has been compromised due to your injuries, you may also be entitle to recover the present value of any future wages you would have earned had you not been injured.
Permanent Injuries and Disfigurement
If you have been injured and suffered a permanent injury in New Hampshire, you are entitled receive compensation for the loss of bodily function and/or permanent disability. Examples of such injuries might include a catastrophic injury such as a brain injury, loss of cognitive ability, loss of speech, or paralysis. Other significant injuries might include the inability to lift your arm above chest level, or the inability to bend after an injury to your back.
Another common type of permanent injury is a physical disfigurement. These permanent injuries can be some of the most difficult for clients and their families to deal with, especially if the disfigurement is obvious and severe. These types of injuries include loss of a limb, facial scarring or scars to the body.
These types of permanent injuries and disfigurements can be severe and greatly limit your daily life. In most cases, these permanent injuries and disfigurements often require expert medical testimony to quantify the cause of your injury, the permanent nature of your injury, and the percentage of disability.
In New Hampshire, money damages are also recoverable for death cause by someone else’s negligence. Damages for “wrongful death” may be available to certain family members of the deceased person.
Wrongful death cases can be some of the most emotionally trying cases for clients who are grieving and who have lost a loved one. Wrongful death cases should be handled by experienced personal injury attorneys, who can guide you and your family through the legal process.
NH Injury Attorneys
The injury attorneys at Tenn And Tenn in Manchester, NH have been assisting injured clients for more than 20 years. We have extensive experience in personal injury litigation. Our lawyers are dedicated professionals who strive to produce the best results for our clients. We have been recognized by Super Lawyers, a lawyer rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement; and ranked among the best injury lawyers in New Hampshire from Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.