How to win a personal injury lawsuit in NH?
What are the chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit in NH?
Lawsuits can be taxing and often require both time and money to successfully pursue. For this reason, many clients are hesitant to commit to a lawsuit if they aren’t sure that they have a good chance of winning. This is a completely understandable and prudent stance to take, but unfortunately, winning a case is almost never guaranteed. Luckily, there are a few factors you can keep in mind that might help you weigh the chances before you make your final decision.
Personal injury lawsuits aim to make victims whole in one way or another. That often means examining expenses they’ve incurred or the injuries that they’ve sustained to place a tangible, monetary value upon their claim. If you don’t have significant damages via either financial loss, physical injury or loss of consortium, it will be harder to argue your claim in court. That doesn’t mean it can’t be done, but if you haven’t suffered any damages as a result of the accident in question, your chances of recovering monetarily are rather low.
Extent of Injuries
Because personal injury law focuses primarily upon the injury’s victims have sustained, it should come as no surprise that they play a big role in the likelihood of winning or losing a case. Someone who walks away from an accident with scrapes and bruises, for example, might have a smaller chance of winning their lawsuit than someone who suffered a catastrophic injury. If you were injured and the damage done is permanent or otherwise permanently impacts your quality of life, your chances of winning a lawsuit are much greater.
Something else that will factor into your personal injury lawsuit in New Hampshire is the loss of wages you experienced while injured. If you found yourself without work during your recovery period, then you might be able to include that lost money in your lawsuit. Additionally, if the accident injured you in such a way that it rendered you unable to perform the job you had before the accident, you might be able to include the loss wages that you might have made over the years had you been able to continue your career as intended.
One thing to keep in mind is that New Hampshire doesn’t award punitive damages. As a result, you will need to be able to show that you suffered damages via physical injury, medical expenses, property loss, and pain and suffering in order to win your case. For more information about personal injury law in NH, reach out to New Hampshire injury attorney Richard Monteith today!