Personal Injury Lawyer in North Conway

Practice Areas

See the Successes page for representative cases and settlements.

Auto Accidents
We handle auto accidents of every type and nature, from simple, low-impact rear-end collisions with soft tissue injuries to complex, multi-vehicle accidents that have involved death claims and very serious, permanent injuries. These often involve issues of insurance coverage, health coverage, or no coverage (New Hampshire is one of just two states in the USA that do not require insurance coverage.

Motorcycle and Bicycle Accidents
Unfortunately, cyclists are often injured very seriously by careless drivers.

Many motorcycle and bicycle accidents involve catastrophic injuries due to the traumatic, blunt force impact. We have represented cyclists and their families in death and serious injury claims.

We strongly encourage motorcyclists in New Hampshire to carry significant bodily injury and uninsured motorist coverage on their bikes. Too often, we see injured people who have well insured automobilies and very limited cycle coverage. We have been successful on occasion in accidents involving bicycles by involving the homeowners coverage. Call us and we'll help sort the insurance out.

Truck Accidents
Trucks are different because they are heavier, take longer to stop and are more difficult to control than cars. Further, there are many rules and regulations regarding commercial drivers that do not apply to automobiles.

If you have been injured as the result of a negligent commercial truck driver, contact a lawyer immediately to ensure that the accident is properly documented.

Slip and Fall Claims/Premises Liability Claims

Every year, individuals are injured when they slip and fall on poorly maintained driveways, walkways, and steps in and out of buildings. Many of these falls result in serious leg, ankle, hip and pelvic fractures, and many of those fractures require surgeries and hospitalizations. We have even represented individuals who suffered brain injuries resulting from slipping and falling. We have handled many cases against large and small commercial establishments, and state and municipal entities for failing to properly maintain their premises, both for winter maintenance, and for failure to maintain parking lots in good repair, improper steps and risers in restaurants, poor and failing railings, and other improper building design and maintenance.

In slip and fall cases, it is very important to try to document the condition of the property as soon as possible after an accident. It is also important to place any municipal or state entity on notice within very short time frames.

Claims Against Stores
We have represented individuals in cases where items have broken and or fallen on them at retail stores and injuries have been suffered. We have represented an individual who suffered serious injuries when an item place on a shopping cart by a store employee fell in her path, causing her to fall and break her ankle. We have represented many individuals who suffered trip and fall and slip and fall injuries.

It is important to try to document the conditions that caused the injury and to find witnesses and employees on duty as soon as possible.

Construction and Industrial Accidents
Machinery at construction and industrial sites can cause devastating, lifelong injuries. We have been involved in cases involving multiple crane accidents, lack of fall protection, machinery lacking proper safety features, guard and warnings. We have been involved in product liability claims involving several different medical devices, cranes, plastic blow-molding machinery, improper construction supervision, propane and natural gas explosions, fire and arson investigation, and improper general contractor, engineering and architectural practices.

Dog Attacks
New Hampshire has a strict statute regarding liability for dog attacks. While many of us at Cooper Cargill Chant are dog owners, we also know that dogs attacks are sudden and devastating. We have represented numerous individuals due to attacks by single and multiple dogs that resulted in facial, arm, torso, leg and hand injuries; and we have helped clients who have had to go through the rigors of rabies treatment.

Sexual Assault
In addition to sexual assault of adults, we unfortunately see serious abuse of children by adults. These cases can have lifelong effects. Cases involving the clergy and school officials have received much publicity and in New Hampshire there have been changes to extend the time limits for bringing a claim.

Do not leave questions unanswered. Call for help.

Medical or Dental Malpractice and Medical Product Defects
Studies show that there are many, many cases where patients are injured as a result of the lack of care of medical professionals.

Medical malpractice cases are very expert-intensive and costly to bring forward. Thus, there must be serious damages to even invest the resources to investigate bringing a claim.

However, there are very meritorious claims. We have been involved in cases involving strokes, death, improper joint replacement surgery or unnecessary surgery; cases where doctors have used wrong tools and techniques, failed to review or properly note lab and imaging results; and a variety of medical products litigation including Fen-Phen, Fosomax, jaw implant devices, breast implants, asbestos, and hip and knee implant devices. We are happy to speak with you about these cases.

 

 

 

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