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Car accidents are best settled by experienced professionals

When a drunk driver crosses the yellow line and crashes into oncoming traffic, that driver is clearly negligent and liable for injuries caused by the accident pursuant to New Hampshire law. In some car accidents, two or more drivers are considered negligent and the degree of causation attributed to each driver will be determined. However, in the foregoing DWI scenario, those who were driving in their own lane and in the proper direction cannot be assigned any degree of negligence.

In a recent accident, authorities charged a 60-year-old man with aggravated driving while intoxicated after he crossed the center line near his home on East Road in Hampstead. His pickup truck crashed into a car coming in the opposite direction. A 51-year-old woman was operating her vehicle when struck by the intruding pickup truck. She suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized. Her 13-year-old male passenger was also transported for medical attention but reportedly had injuries that were not considered life threatening.

The offending truck hit the victim's car head-on and pushed it back 50 feet, according to police. The alleged drunk driver had to be extracted from his pickup by firefighters. A police reconstruction team is participating in the investigation. However, if the initial report of a crossover accident holds up, the operator and passenger in the car are entitled to make a claim for personal injury damages against the pickup truck driver.

A claim for personal injury damages in New Hampshire and elsewhere is best directed by a seasoned personal injury attorney. That professional and his or her staff will see to it that an in-depth investigation is made of the accident and that the insurance resources of the tortfeasor are fully revealed. The attorney will aggressively pursue a fair and timely settlement for all cases involving car accidents. An experienced practitioner is adept at detailing and demonstrating the many ways in which the victim's life has been severely impacted post-accident and into the future.

Source:, "Driver charged with DWI after head-on crash in Hampstead", Jason Schreiber, Feb. 8, 2017

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