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Car Accident Lawyer in New Hampshire

Historically, most of our clients were injured as the result of a car crash. Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey has helped thousands of clients get the compensation they need and deserve. Never underestimate the cost of an injury - medical bills, lost health, lost wages, pain and suffering, disability, impairment, loss of earning capacity, hospitalization, and rehabilitation costs. The insurance companies have professional adjusters and lawyers working for them. They answer to their stockholders, we answer to you. Put us in your corner to level the playing field. Don't deal with the insurance company at a disadvantage. At Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey, our goal is to get you maximum compensation.

There is no doubt that motor vehicle accidents are a fact of life in our busy world. According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), somebody in the United States is involved in a car accident every ten seconds. In addition, there are thousands of other accidents involving trains, buses, and other forms of public transportation every year. NHTSA also reports that auto accidents are the second leading cause of death in the United States, and the leading cause of death for people under the age of 35. In fact, the most common cause of injuries and fatalities seen in hospital emergency rooms across the country is from automobile accidents.

If You Were Injured in a Car Accident

If you or members of your family have suffered personal injury due to the negligent or reckless behavior of another motor vehicle driver, you will need an experienced attorney to help you get full and fair compensation for all losses. Auto accidents can have serious physical and financial consequences which can prevent someone from enjoying a normal life. Our firm has helped many clients who sustained chronic and disabling neck and back injuries even as a result of a low speed fender-bender. There are many factors that can cause an auto accident injury, including excessive speed and reckless driving behavior; dangerous road or weather conditions; poorly maintained vehicles; vehicles with defective equipment; defectively designed vehicles (such as SUVs prone to rollover); and drunk driving.

It is clear that an automobile accident can be the cause of serious injuries, and sometimes wrongful death. We've helped clients suffering from the following types of injuries: brain damage, head trauma, concussions, spinal cord, neck and back, burns, whiplash, broken bones, fractures and other orthopedic injuries, internal organ and soft tissue, amputation, paraplegia and quadriplegia. The compensation an injury victim is entitled to receive depends on the severity of the injury and the recovery time. We can help you recover your medical expenses (present and future) and see that you are compensated for physical pain and suffering; mental and emotional anguish; lost wages and benefits; loss of future earning capacity; and all the other miseries associated with serious injury.

Proving Fault in a Car Accident

The best motor vehicle accident case is when the other driver is totally at fault for the collision. But life is not always clear-cut and there may be issues of fault. This depends on who did what and which laws govern the situation. You should know that you do not need to be totally blameless in order to recover for your injuries. New Hampshire uses the "modified comparative negligence" rule. This means that an injured party can recover if his or her fault in causing the injury does not reach 51%. If the injury victim is 50% or less at fault, he or she will be entitled to recover financial compensation. The amount of the injury victim's actual financial recovery will depend on whether or not he or she is blameless, or partially to blame. The amount of the recovery is reduced by the extent or degree of fault. For example, if Jack makes an automobile accident claim for personal injuries against Jill, and Jill was 30% at fault, she is still entitled to recover damages from Jack's insurance company, but the amount will be reduced by 30%. Therefore, if it is determined that Jill sustained $100,000 in damages, this would result in a recovery of $75,000.

Because the degree of fault is a critical factor in determining how much you may recover, you need to hire the right lawyer. After an automobile accident, the insurance company for the other guy will have a claims adjuster handle the case. It is the job of that person to assign degrees of fault, and you can be assured they have every financial motivation to make you more responsible than you ever thought imaginable. This is not an exact science. It will be up to you, or better yet, your personal injury lawyer, to negotiate a favorable percentage with the insurance company. This will go a long way in determining what kind of financial result you achieve. At Mulvey, Cornell & Mulvey we have extensive experience and a history of success investigating and evaluating auto accident cases, negotiating with insurance companies and, if necessary, aggressively taking cases to jury trial.

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