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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for New Hampshire on

Q: My friend lost her daughter in a car accident. She was on the crosswalk in a 30mph zone close to the traffic light area.

Can her mom file for wrongful death. Her daughter was 20yrs old single living with mom.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

Yes, she should contact a member of the NH Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

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Q: If my son got addicted to pain meds after an accident, can I sue the other driver?

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Dec 12, 2018

Its a great question but the law would most likely not support this concept. It is a reach that a car accident could be the cause of someone getting hook on pain medication. It could be argued that the doctor that prescribes the medication may have given out too much or the wrong dose, but its not... Read more »

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Q: The person who rear-ended me was a teenager who was unlicensed. Can I sue his parents?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 19, 2018

Possibly. Make the claim, if injured contact a member of the NH Assn for Justice in the county where it happened--they give free consults.

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Q: Can a pickup truck towing a fifth wheel camper tow a small utility type trailer behind it

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

Unlikely --and very dangerous--even if you can, you don't want to.

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Q: I was hit by a bus recently and the other party was determined to be at fault for the accident.

My vehicle was just declared totaled. I believe I will owe an additional $6k to pay off my loan after the insurance company gives me cash value, and I do not have gap insurance. Can I go after the bus company for the remainder of my loan, considering I was not at fault?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 18, 2018

Generally, no. They only have to pay you the value of the car. How you financed it is your business.

However if you were hurt you have a claim for your injuries and should consult a member of the NH Assn for Justice for the county where the wreck happened.

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Q: Divorced,mother has custody.17 year old drives,father bought and registered car in father’s name.is mother liable?

If car is totaled,on damage or personal injury is mother responsible? No insurance New Hampshire.

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Apr 30, 2018

The person who was driving the car is first and foremost responsible for the accident, and because of the age of the driver, if found at fault, will have liability issues and reinstatement issues of license if not reported to the police, and most likely will be required, prior to driving again, to... Read more »

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Q: If I believe the car accident I was in was partially my fault, does that mean I can't receive any compensation for my

injuries?

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Apr 23, 2018

We live in a comparative fault state. As long as you are less than 50% at fault you can receive compensation for injuries. If you are more than 50% you cannot receive compensation. The amount you received from a jury will be reduced by the amount of the compensation award. So if you receive... Read more »

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Q: Can a auto be driven without a live person being behind the wheel/

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT AUTONOMOUS AUTOS.

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 26, 2018

Other than authorized tests that certain municipalities have allowed (which require dual controls and someone in the passenger seat) no.

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Q: I drive as a full time job. I was involved in a significant accident today. I need to know my rights.

I rear ended someone and totalled both the vehicle I was driving and the vehicle I hit. My boss brought me to the hospital and wanted to run it through my insurance, however when I explained what happened the nurse did it through workers comp. I got the impression that my boss didn't like this. I'm... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 19, 2017

Speak with a member of the NH Assn for Justice who handles comp claims--they give free consults. Generally, you can be terminated for any reason--reasons go to whether you can collect unemployment. You want to avoid giving statements until you have spoken with the attorney.

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Q: I was involved in an accident 6 weeks ago, but just began to experience neck pain this week.

Can I still get my medical bills paid for?

Joseph Kelly Levasseur answered on Oct 19, 2017

Not sure if you ever received an answer to your query, but kep in mind, many people do not immediately experience pain form an accident, sometimes it does take weeks or even months to realize the accident may have caused you the pain you are now feeling. If you do feel any pain, its best o go to... Read more »

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Q: How soon after my accident do I need to contact my insurance company?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 13, 2017

Makes sense to involve them as soon as possible--however if you were hurt, contact a member of the NH Assn for Justice first--they give free consults and that way you can make sure you know your rights.

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Q: A car hit me from behind and then I slammed into the car in front of me

- who is at fault here for the damage to the car in front?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Apr 24, 2017

The guy who hit you. Make that clear. Contact a member of the New Hampshire Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

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Q: If my daughter and her friend take car without permission, who would face criminal charges, driver or both?

Her friend was driving, if i press charges for theft, would my daughter be charged with a crime too?

They were in an unregistered car and had a accident, who is responsible for any medical bills?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 14, 2017

Your daughter might if she gave the keys. However the problem you may have is they probably didn't intend to steal it--just to take it without permission, which is likely a misdemeanor. I would argue the driver is repsonsible at least for herbills, possibly your daughters. If drivers parents have... Read more »

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Q: Tow company is threatening to send isue to the state, to have my licence taken, they still have my car?

"Just so you understand stiffing me with this wreck is not gonna be good for you...... if I send it to the state as you not taking financial responsibility you will loose your liscence and registration until you take care of it. The bill is growing daily so you need to take care of this now" I... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 25, 2016

most take the title; this person didn't chose to. Depending on the year, condition why should they? It's on you to pay and they are correct--storage fees usually run $30 /day! I assume you don't have insurance. So find out what they suggest--talk to them, don't ignore it.

It ws the 8th so...
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Q: I own livestock and a car hit one on the road - do I have to pay for the damage done to the car?

Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 11, 2016

Most cases yes. Turn it over to your homeowners/ranch insurance. Don't try to do it yourself. Don't give a statement to anyone but your company.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Car Accidents for New Hampshire on

Q: Someone hit my dog after she got of leach is the driver responsible

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 27, 2016

If the dog is running free unlikely--the only circumstance would be if neutral witnesses say the dog lay down in the middle of the road and the driver, slowly and purposefully, ran over him. Even then the claim for the dog is the market value of a dog of that age. There is no recovery for any... Read more »

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Q: Who is at fault when car turning left hits truck going around car on left side?

Car was using directional and moving slow when truck passed in oncoming traffic lane, left lane. Car turning hit the truck and owner of truck is threatening law suit if driver of the car doesn't give him money. Driver of truck refuses to give written estimate and photos of damage. Neither driver... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 22, 2016

A lot depends on the lanes, who hit who were and in relation to what lane etc.

If he had a right to be in the left lane, and you are the turning vehicle, it's your obligation to be aware not just of what's going on to your left but what's going on in the traffic coming your way before you...
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