In New Hampshire, car accidents affect families all the time; even if the crashes aren’t fatal, they can lead to high costs in medical bills, a loss of wages and other financial implications.
Coordinating insurance benefits with trying to pay down bills or medical care can be stressful, particularly if you’re already dealing with an injury. Your attorney can help, whether it’s to negotiate a higher settlement or to take the person at fault to court for your injuries.
Just how common are car crashes like the one you’ve been in? Data from 2010 in New Hampshire shows that there were 120 fatal car crashes that year with 128 total deaths. Of those accidents, 44 fatalities were a result of drunk-driving collisions, while nine deaths involved pedestrians who were killed in a crash. The high number of drunk-driving crashes is part of the reason why it’s important to know if the person who struck you was intoxicated; your settlement could be easily won if that’s the case.
Most crashes in the state take place on the urban interstate or on local roadways. Around 51.5 percent of crashes are on the interstate, primarily because of high traffic levels and busy streets. With most fatal accidents, the accidents took place when a vehicle collided with a fixed object; 42.5 percent were caused by that type of collision. Another 32.5 percent of crashes were caused by two or more vehicles.
Our website has more information about car crashes in New Hampshire and your right to compensation. With the right help, you can move forward with your life and get the financial support you need quickly.