If you’ve been injured in New Hampshire and someone else was responsible, New Hampshire law allows you to recover damages for your injuries. In simplest terms, the type of damages can be characterized as non-economic and economic.
Elements of Personal Injury Damages
1. The reasonable value of medical (hospital, nursing) care, services, and supplies reasonably required and actually given in the treatment of plaintiff (and the reasonable value of similar items that will probably be required and given in the future).
2. The present value of lost wages to date or wages plaintiff probably would have earned to date if they had not been injured.
3. The present value of plaintiff’s loss of earning capacity, that is, any future wages that plaintiff probably would have earned if they had not been injured.
4. Reasonable compensation for pain and suffering experienced to date and which will probably be experienced in the future. This includes compensation for physical pain, discomfort, fears, anxiety, mental and emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life—that is, the inability to carry on and enjoy life in a manner had the accident not occurred.
New Hampshire does not use a definite standard (or method of mathematical calculation) by which to fix reasonable compensation for pain and suffering.
If you have been in a car accident or have a personal injury, please call one of our personal injury attorneys at 1-800-240-1988 for a free consultation or fill out our online contact form.