Manchester Personal Injury Attorney Serving New Hampshire
When you have been hurt in an accident caused by another person, you have the right to financial compensation. Depending on the nature of your injuries, mounting medical bills and time lost from work, you may be entitled to a substantial settlement from the liable party. Whether you have been hurt in a car accident, you feel on someone’s property, or you are the victim of medical negligence, McGohey Law, PLLC in Merrimac, Hillsborough and Manchester Counties can help you with your personal injury claim.
Determining liability can be a complicated process. If you were injured because of the negligence of another driver, the accident report should reflect this information. If you believe the accident report is wrong, you can request that changes be made to the original report. When someone else is liable for your injuries, it is possible that you have a personal injury lawsuit on your hands.
Once liability is established, you must be able to prove that you have suffered a personal injury. Proving your injury is done by showing your medical records that are involved with the treatment of your injuries. If you never sought care for your injuries, you don’t have a viable personal injury lawsuit. If your treatment providers can show that you have been hurt, then you have proof of your injuries.
If you win your personal injury case, you may be compensated for pain, suffering, lost wages and medical bills. If you are permanently disabled, this is calculated into your award should you win your case. There are factors in considering a personal injury award that can be measured, and others that can’t be measured. While it is possible to determine an exact amount for lost wages and medical bills, it is hard to put a value on pain and suffering. This is where your medical records become essential to your case.
Generally, the more severe your injuries are, the more you will be compensated for pain and suffering. The judge may also award punitive damages, if the act that caused your injuries was particularly heinous. Punitive damages go above and beyond traditional compensation and they are designed to prevent the defendant from committing the same crime in the future.
When you are ready to talk about your potential personal injury lawsuit in Merrimack County and beyond, Attorney McGohey is ready to meet with you to discuss your case.