New Hampshire Brain Injury Lawyer

Call (888) 471-5989 to speak with a personal injury attorney.

Brain injuries are not always the easiest type of injury to assess. Since the brain is such an extremely complex organ, and since injuries to it can affect many different aspects of bodily function, from motor skills and coordination to cognitive processes, it may be hard to determine whether an accident has caused a brain injury or not. This is one of the many reasons that brain injuries are so devastating to both the victim and their families.

Amazingly, there are around two million head injuries every year in the United States. 1.5 million of them are nonfatal traumatic brain injuries, not requiring hospitalization, while 300,000 brain injuries are severe enough for hospitalization, and 99,000 of those result in a long lasting disability. Traumatic brain injuries affect males at twice the rate they affect females, with a higher mortality rate. People who are aged 15-24 have a high risk of traumatic brain injuries, as well as people aged over 60. Fifty-six thousand people die every year because of a traumatic brain injury, and account for 34% of all injury deaths in the United States.

Brain injury is considered a personal injury case. Most lawyers who take your case will accept payment only after you have won, therefore taking a percentage of your reward. There is often a statute of limitations with personal injuries, dependent on the state where you reside in addition to the severity of the injury. If your brain injury is more severe, they may grant a longer amount of time to file the case. Either way, it is best to consult with a New Hampshire brain injury lawyer attorney because they can advise you correctly.

It is important to make the person who committed the injury fully aware that you are going to file a claim against them in order to receive all the needed information. In the state of New Hampshire, you have to prove that the person who caused the injury was negligent and failed to use reasonable care, causing damages.

If the injury was due to your own carelessness, the state of New Hampshire implements a modified comparative fault rule whereby your compensation depends on the percentage of fault that you had in the process. You cannot recover if you were 51% or more at fault. Under the New Hampshire comparative negligent law, if you were 50% or less at fault, then you may recover.

In the state of New Hampshire, if more than one individual was responsible for your injury, as long as the damages incurred are 49% or less at fault, they are proportionally liable for the damages. Under the New Hampshire law, if someone is 50% or more at fault, then they are jointly liable for the total damages.

In recent brain injury news, the New Hampshire Pediatric Committee issued a warning on youth soccer leagues for different heading drills, which they are worried could result in lasting brain injuries.

In the state of New Hampshire, the statute of limitation is three years to file a lawsuit against the individual who caused you injury. If your brain injury lawyer is not able to settle the case with the insurance company, then you will have to file a lawsuit before the statute of limitation runs out.

Under New Hampshire law, the person who caused you injury must pay for the damages. This includes current and future estimated medical expenses, time lost from work, including time spent at medical appointments and other forms of therapy. Additional damages may include, but are not limited to, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability that is lost due to the injury.


Legal•Info State Brain Injury Information

Legal•Info State Resources

Find legal information and lawyers that specialize in Brain Injury by state: