New Hampshire Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer
New Hampshire Revised Statute § 259:12-e defines a commercial motor vehicle as a vehicle weighing 26,001 or more pounds, designed to transport 16 or more people (including the driver), or transporting hazardous materials requiring placarding.
Simply put, commercial vehicles are much larger than standard passenger automobiles, and accidents involving commercial vehicles are much more likely to result in serious injuries. Need an Injury Lawyer New Hampshire helps victims of commercial vehicle crashes in Milford, Goffstown, Hampton, Laconia, Manchester, Berlin, Nashua, Conway, Concord, Raymond, Amherst, Derry, Hanover, Dover, Somersworth, Rochester, Pelham, Salem, Lebanon, Merrimack, Claremont, Hudson, Hooksett, Londonderry, Windham, Keene, Exeter, Bedford, Durham, Portsmouth, and several other surrounding areas.
Types of Commercial Vehicles in New Hampshire
In addition to commercial trucks, some of the other common commercial vehicle on roads in New Hampshire include, but are not limited to:
- Garbage trucks
- Tow trucks
- Construction or excavation vehicles
- Tank trucks
- Commercial buses
- Hospitality vans or shuttle vehicles
- Cement mixers
- Delivery vans
- Catering trucks
- Courier vehicles
- Refrigerated trucks
- Flatbed trucks
- Agricultural trucks
- Pump trucks
Why Commercial Vehicle Accidents in New Hampshire Are Different
A commercial vehicle crash is not the same as a traditional car accident because the liability involved can often be far more complex. In most common car crashes, one driver is determined to be at fault and his or her insurance company will be liable for the damages.
In a commercial vehicle accident, however, it may be possible that another mechanical issue with the vehicle caused the crash. If that issue involves another party’s legal responsibility, such as a maintenance company that performed repairs or a manufacturer that produced a defective part, then a victim could have a legal claim against that party.
When you are involved in any kind of commercial vehicle crash, you first step should be to seek medical attention. Even if you think that you were not harmed, certain injuries involve delayed symptoms and insurance companies for negligent parties will use any delay in treatment to argue that your injuries are not as severe as you claim.
You should avoid speaking to any representative for a negligent party’s insurance company until you have legal representation. While you may be offered what seems like a generous settlement, keep in mind that insurers are inclined to pursue the case resolutions that will cost them the least amount of money and many proposed settlements do not include future costs that victims will have to bear.
Commercial Vehicle Accidents Attorney in New Hampshire
If you sustained serious injuries or your loved one was killed in a commercial vehicle crash in New Hampshire, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. Need an Injury Lawyer New Hampshire represents individuals in communities throughout Hillsborough County, Coos County, Rockingham County, Sullivan County, Merrimack County, Carroll County, Strafford County, Belknap County, Cheshire County, and Grafton County
You can contact our firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week to set up a free consultation that will let our New Hampshire personal injury attorneys provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.