Serving the State of New Hampshire Since 1908
Bicycle Accidents

Portsmouth Bicycle Accident Lawyers

Take Your Case to Tried & True Legal Professionals

At Upton & Hatfield, LLP in Portsmouth, we have more than 100 years of legal experience with a focus on serious personal injury claims, like those filed by bicyclists who have been hit by negligent drivers. If you were severely injured in the same way, then we would like to hear from you to see how we can help. It is possible that the driver owes you significant compensation, but they and their insurance providers will not want to abide. Rather than fighting them head-on, leave that up to us.

People in Portsmouth choose our firm because:

  • We first opened our doors in 1908.
  • We are committed to our community’s success.
  • We provide full-service legal representation.
  • We create customized solutions for every client.

Want to know more? Call (603) 716-9777 or contact us online to speak with our Portsmouth bicycle accident attorneys.

Do Bicyclists Cause Bicycle Accidents?

When a bicycle accident occurs, people and insurance companies tend to be eager to blame the bicyclist for what happened. Many people wrongfully assume that bicyclists do not follow the rules of the road or think they can act as if they were a full-sized vehicle. Of course, these concepts are stereotypes and rarely apply to an actual bicycle accident situation.

With an examination of information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the National Safety Council (NSC), and other safety associations, the truth becomes clearer. The negligence of motorists tends to be at the center of many bicycle accidents, if not the majority.

Drivers can cause bicycle accidents if they:

  • Change lanes without checking mirrors
  • Merge without checking blind spots
  • Drive in dedicated bicycle lanes
  • Tailgate bicyclists, especially near intersections

Life-Changing Injuries Suffered by Bicyclists

Bicycle riders are at high risk of catastrophic injury if they are hit by a motorist in a larger, heavier vehicle. When our firm receives a call from a bicycle accident client, we know that we could be hearing from someone whose life has changed completely due to their injuries and disabilities. To give them a better chance of recovering comfortably and avoiding further permanent consequences, we can direct all of our efforts and resources to the case, just as every client deserves.

Let us know if you are suffering from one or more of these catastrophic injuries:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Multiple broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Scarring or disfigurement

The value of your claim could be significant. It depends on the severity and permanence of your injuries. Thanks to our experience and insight, we know how to accurately calculate your damages, so we do not risk leaving behind valuable damages that are owed to you.

Talk to Our Team Today – We Can Help

You might be feeling like you do not have many options after being hit by a negligent driver. Our bicycle accident lawyers in Portsmouth are here to remind you that you do and that people genuinely care about your recovery. Please allow us to assist you from start to finish of your case, just as we have done for countless people in the past.

Call (603) 716-9777 whenever suits you. Our bicycle accident attorneys in Portsmouth are here to help!

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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