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Drivers causing car accidents are liable to injured victims

In New Hampshire, injury and death claims from auto accidents are handled generally the same way as in all other states. Liability for injuries to innocent victims is based on negligence. When an injured party or the estate of a deceased party makes a claim for compensation resulting from car accidents, they will notify the responsible party through their attorney and ask him or her to turn the letter over to their liability insurance carrier.

That starts a process of fact accumulation by the insurer to determine the nature and extent of the injury. If the claimant was injured due to the insured person's negligence, then the company will strive to pay the claim based on the medical condition of the claimant. In the case of persons who died in an accident, the insurer will consider paying the policy limits, especially if the limit of coverage is less than the value of the death claim.

Four persons were injured in a five-car crash that recently occurred on Route 101 in Bedford. A driver of a black Jeep heading east on Route 101 reportedly crossed the double yellow line and hit a total of four cars that were traveling on Route 101 in the opposite direction. According to the Bedford police, one driver was seriously injured, and three others were also taken to the hospital in Manchester.

Pursuant to New Hampshire law, the driver crossing the yellow line is liable for the injuries of the other drivers. It was unclear which driver was reported to be seriously injured, but any particular injury can turn out to be serious even if it doesn't appear so at the scene of the accident. Each of those injured by the liable driver's negligence may make a claim for damages. Experience dictates that a claimant will maximize his or her claim by using the services of an attorney who is experienced in making claims pertaining to car accidents.

Source: unionleader.com, "Four people hurt in five-car Bedford crash", Kimberly Houghton, Aug. 4, 2016

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