Serving the State of New Hampshire Since 1908
Car Accidents

Concord Car Accident Lawyers

Let Us Lead Your Case to Success

Can you trust an auto insurance company to take care of you after you’ve been in a crash? Not exactly. Even your own insurer doesn’t want to deal with your case and would rather find a way to save money.

To get someone on your side who genuinely cares about your future and wellbeing, team up with Upton & Hatfield, LLP in Concord. Our car accident attorneys in Concord are passionate about taking care of the wrongfully injured by providing them with outstanding legal counsel when it matters the most. Our communities are important to us, so it would be an honor if you give us the chance to represent you throughout your case. By focusing on our clients’ needs and treating them like family members, we have been able to enjoy a long history of amazing case results and victories!

Get a winning team in your corner. Call (603) 716-9777.

Why Do So Many Car Accidents Happen?

Each year across the country, there are millions of car accidents, many of which result in a serious injury – or worse. Why do so many car accidents happen if everyone who is driving should be licensed and know how to safely drive? The answer is simple: everyday negligence.

To safely drive a car, you need to put safety and responsibility at the forefront of your mind at all times. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t do this. They choose to engage in unsafe, negligent behaviors while driving that, more often than not, result in an accident.

Unsafe driving habits that often cause accidents include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Speeding
  • Merging without looking
  • Running red lights
  • Driving while exhausted

Evidence of Liability

The trick of a car accident claim is being able to prove why your car accident happened. Knowing that the other driver hit you is a good start, of course, but it is much more important to prove it with convincing evidence. This is where our car accident lawyers in Concord can make a huge difference in your case. Thanks to our experience and insight, we can search for various forms of evidence in places you might not have thought about. We can also network with outside experts for assistance, such as medical experts who can testify about the severity of your injuries and how they will affect your life in the future.

What Happens If You Partially Caused the Crash?

Even though you are a responsible driver, you know that everyone can make a mistake now and then. If you suspect that your mistake might have partially contributed to your car accident, are you still allowed to seek compensation from the other driver? It depends on just how much you did wrong compared to them.

New Hampshire has a 51% comparative negligence rule. This law states that you can seek a recovery from another party through an injury claim as long as you were not 51% liable or greater for your damages. In other words, the other person has to be at least as liable as you for your claim against them to be legally valid.

Consider this example of divided liability in a car accident in New Hampshire:

  • You are driving while using the GPS on your phone. You glance at it for a second because it just gave you a new instruction about an upcoming turn. At that moment, a drunk driver swerves into your lane suddenly and a crash ensues. You are found to be 20% liable for the accident because you were using your phone. Because your liability is below 51%, you can still bring a claim against the drunk driver. In this situation, you could demand 80% of your damages from that driver, which is 100% minus 20% to reflect your percentage of liability.

100+ Years of Collective Legal Experience – Call Now

Our Concord car accident attorneys bring more than a century of total practice experience to each case we accept. With that much work behind us, we are confident that there is nothing that develops in your case that can surprise us. We will be ready for anything, so your case can have a true chance of succeeding.

Schedule a free case evaluation today to begin.

Representative Matters

  • Criminal Defense

    Have negotiated numerous matters for clients resulting in the prosecutor agreeing not to move forward with the charges.

  • Criminal Defense

    Successfully argued in court many times to exclude evidence obtained in violation of clients’ constitutional rights, resulting in dismissal of the charge.

  • Criminal Defense

    Using experts and investigative experience, defeated a felony arson charge for a client.

  • Criminal Defense

    Successfully cross-examined alleged victim, revealing the victim’s lies and preventing client from being convicted of felony assault charges.

  • Criminal Defense

    Convinced authorities a client should not be charged with felony “white-collar” criminal charges through advocacy during the criminal investigation stage. This early intervention saved client from significant legal defense costs and loss of reputation damages.

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Why Hire Us?

Our Promise to Our Clients
  • A Reputation for Excellence

    We are known for our unwavering commitment to achieving the objectives of our clients.

  • A Legacy of Successful Results

    Our 100-year legacy is built on achieving successful results for our clients.

  • Committed to the Community

    We are proud to support a number of worthy non-profit organizations as a way to give back to our community.

  • Diverse Breadth of Experience

    We provide our clients with full-service legal representation across a variety of practice areas.

  • Client-Focused Solutions

    We pride ourselves on providing our clients with personalized legal representation that meets their unique needs.

  • Experience on Your Side

    Founded in 1908, we put more than 100 years of practice and experience to work for our clients.

A Reputation for Outstanding Service

Developed Client by Client
  • “Having minimal experience with the legal system, I was grateful for the ease and timeliness of Upton and Hatfield’s response to my employment litigation request.”

    - Jackie D
  • “The attorneys and staff at the Hillsborough office were very knowledgeable and helpful. I have also used them for estate planning and have recommended them to many of my friends and family.”

    - Amanda V.
  • “Heather Burns and Michael McGrath were a methodical and dedicated team throughout my medical malpractice case. They were relentless in their search for every detail and aspect of their findings. They left no stone unturned.”

    - Christina L.
  • “We would like to thank you for your guidance and assistance as we went through the process of estate planning. Your kindness, patience, and calmness were such a gift throughout the process.”

    - M & T
  • “I was extremely happy with Upton and Hatfield's real estate service. The attorneys and staff at the Hillsborough office were very knowledgeable and helpful. I have also used them for estate planning and recommended them to many of my friends and family.”

    - Amanda V.
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