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Drunk Driving Accidents

New Hampshire Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Feel Like Your Case is Stuck? We Can Get It Moving

Are you feeling like you are making no ground at all when pursuing compensation after being hit by a drunk driver in New Hampshire? Dealing with a stubborn insurance company can feel that way. At Upton & Hatfield, LLP, we know what it takes to get a case moving again and in the right direction.

We opened our doors in 1908, which makes us one of the country’s longest-running law firms with a focus on plaintiff cases. When it comes to a case as important as your drunk driving accident case, you should only leave it in the hands of a highly experienced legal team like ours. We can go above and beyond your expectations to pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf in a car accident lawsuit.

Contact us by dialing (603) 716-9777 and request a consultation.

Can You File a Claim Against a Drunk Driver?

When someone crashes into you because they were intoxicated, it can be as frustrating as it is painful. The driver’s auto insurance provider might be eager to throw a settlement amount at you to get you to sign it and end the case quickly. They might even tell you that you have to accept that settlement to discourage you from filing a claim.

Before you sign anything from any insurance company after a drunk driving accident, you should speak with our drunk driving accident attorneys in New Hampshire. We can review the settlement offer and let you know if it has been lowballed or left intentionally small. If it is, then we can lead the way when pursuing the correct amount.

Damages You Might Be Entitled To

What should the drunk driver owe you after a crash?

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Pain, suffering, and disability

Damages in your drunk driving accident case can be categorized as economic or non-economic. When damage is trackable on paper like a bill or pay stub, it is economic damage. For example, the cost to repair your car is economic damage, although, it is technically handled in a separate property damage claim. When damage is based on an intangible concept, it is non-economic damage. The physical pain and mental anguish you have experienced due to your injuries could be your case’s most expensive forms of non-economic damage.

Hit by a Drunk Driver with No Insurance

Many drunk drivers do not have current car insurance because they were dropped by their insurer the last time they got penalized for drunk driving. If you get hit by a drunk driver with no insurance, then you will need to take a different approach to pursue compensation than trying to sue them. Specifically, you will probably need to use the uninsured motorist (UM) insurance policy that you hold, assuming that you bought it.

A UM insurance policy will provide damages for:

  • Vehicle repairs
  • Lost wages
  • Medical treatments

Some UM insurance policies will give damages for your non-economic damages, but this is uncommon. When you file a UM claim, you will be demanding coverage from your insurer, which means you could be going head-to-head with a company you have paid to insure you if there is a discrepancy. Prepare for anything with our help.

Are Drunk Drivers Always at Fault?

A drunk driver will probably be liable in some way for a drunk driving accident, but they might not be solely at fault. That is to say that drunk drivers do not automatically assume any liability just for being involved in an accident. The details of your crash and how it happened matter. If you aren’t careful, then the drunk driver could convince the insurance companies or the court that you were the one who caused the accident, not them.

Explore Your Legal Options Now

Upton & Hatfield, LLP in New Hampshire would be happy to help you discover and use your legal options after being hit by an intoxicated motorist. Our New Hampshire drunk driving accident lawyers take pride in being able to secure the most compensation possible for clients in need. Tell us what happened today, so we can tell you what we can do to help make things right.

Dial (603) 716-9777 whenever you are ready to learn more about filing a claim with our drunk driving accident lawyers in New Hampshire.

Meet Our Attorneys

Diverse Experience, Personalized Attention

Representative Matters

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Husband and Wife were killed in a motor vehicle – Settlement after suit filed - $1,250,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Client suffered significant burn injuries on her legs as result of vendor’s negligence – Settlement after suit filed - $900,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation

    Motor vehicle collision while on the job – Settlement and Worker’s Compensation Lump Sum Settlement Total - $340,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Client slipped and fell on ice injuring knee – Settlement prior to suit - $232,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Ladder collapsed and client fell injuring knee – Settlement after filing suit - $225,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Client suffered a degloving injury in a motor vehicle collision – Settlement after filing suit - $130,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Client fractured left leg in motor vehicle collision – Settled for full extent of insurance coverage - $100,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Client suffered head injury in motor vehicle collision and lost sense of taste and smell – Settled for full extent of insurance coverage - $100,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Lead paint poisoning – Settled after filing suit - $100,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Client suffered multiple injures in a motor vehicle collision – Settled prior to filing suit - $100,000

  • Personal Injury Personal Injury

    Client suffered a lower leg injury when he slipped and fell on ice – Verdict - $97,000

  • Personal Injury Motorcycle Accident

    We represented the family of an operator of a motorcycle killed by an elderly man at an intersection who claimed the motorcycle was being operated at an excessive speed.

  • Personal Injury Dog Bite

    We represented a seven-year-old boy bitten by a neighbor’s dog. Medical bills were under $200. The jury returned a verdict of $40,000 after we proved the owner lied about the dog’s prior history.

  • Personal Injury Slip & Fall

    We represented a woman who slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot at the Mall. She suffered a broken ankle. The case settled for $62,000 before trial.

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

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

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

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

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