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The law firm of Winer and Bennett, LLP has been proudly serving Greater Nashua and Massachusetts for 60 years and counting. Winer and Bennett offers its clients legal services in a wide spectrum of practice areas, and it would be our pleasure to assist you with your legal needs.

Personal Injury

The Nashua law firm Winer & Bennett offers extensive experience and resources devoted to personal injury law. If you’ve been wrongfully injured, the responsible party has a legal duty to compensate you for what happened to you. The enforcement of that legal obligation helps make our streets, premises and products safer for everyone. Nevertheless, a personal injury claim is a complicated, risky and highly adversarial process. On one side is a liability insurance company with enormous resources. It is in their business interest to do whatever they can to minimize their financial exposure. On the other side is you. Your objective, as the law provides, is to be fairly compensated for what someone has caused you.

For decades, the injury lawyers at Winer and Bennett, LLP have been going toe to toe with insurance companies on behalf of injured clients. Personal injury attorneys Kent Barker, Peter Webb and Brenner Webb have over 65 years of combined experience representing clients throughout Nashua and New Hampshire. Their training and experience permits them to know what the rules are, what games are played, what works, what doesn’t, and how to do it. With proper handling, most personal injury claims can be efficiently and fairly resolved for the client without the need for a lawsuit. Other cases will require litigation. A select few will have to go to trial. Recent jury verdicts in excess of $1,000,000.00 in cases tried by Winer and Bennett’s personal injury lawyers have reminded the insurance companies who they are dealing with.

Your objective, as the law provides, is to be fairly compensated for what someone has caused you.

To enable you to protect your rights, it is usually an option for you to hire our personal injury attorneys on the basis that they are paid for the work only if and when they are successful.

Winer and Bennett, LLP‘s personal injury section, its experienced lawyers and staff, take pride in their reputation for having the resources, skills and determination to see to it that their injury clients receive the full compensation to which they are entitled.

Different Areas of Personal Injury

Car and Motorcycle Accidents

It has always been the law in New Hampshire that someone who isn’t reasonably careful and causes harm to another party has to fairly compensate the victim. The advent of the automobile didn’t change that. If any motorized vehicle is driven without reasonable care and someone is injured as a result, the injured party is entitled to “full, fair and adequate” compensation for the harms and losses caused.

How does that happen? Usually not without a lot of hard work by someone who knows the law and the process. An insurance company’s business is making a profit by getting paid to assume the risk of a crash. They work, therefore, to minimize the cost of each claim. As a result, getting fair value for injuries and losses requires someone who knows how to protect and assert the interests of the victim. Ultimately, what an insurance company will pay on a claim depends on what they perceive to be their probable financial exposure. For that reason, a properly developed claim brought by a knowledgeable advocate has more value. Most personal injury cases settle without trial, but it is the threat of taking a hit in court that makes an insurance company eager to buy out of a claim.

For over sixty years, the Nashua personal injury lawyers at Winer and Bennett, LLP, have been successfully representing parties injured in car crashes, motorcycle crashes, and pedestrian accidents. If you want skilled and determined legal representation, call (603) 882-5157 for a free initial consultation. Our lawyers usually offer their services in such cases without being paid until and unless there is a successful outcome.

Injury from Premises or Property

Property owners are obligated under law to use reasonable care when it comes to their property. That principle of law has for a long time fostered safety throughout our society. It’s about accountability. Accordingly, if property which is not adequately cared for causes someone injury, the property owner is legally responsible for the injured parties’ harms and losses. Negligent property care can take many forms: an unlevel floor surface causing tripping; tricky stairs which don’t conform to code; an unmarked hole; liquid, ice or debris where people are known to walk; a biting dog; dangerous machinery or equipment; a missing handrail; inadequate lighting; inadequate or poorly maintained seating. If there is a danger which can be anticipated, the property owner is to use reasonable care to prevent that injury. A failure to do so creates legal liability for injury.

Property insurance is purchased to cover injuries caused by such neglect, but the insurance company will do what it can to minimize the cost of any claim. An injured party, therefore, needs to have someone on his or her side. Without a properly prepared claim which effectively establishes financial risk, there is simply no incentive for the insurance company to buy out of the claim. They are not going to pay simply because it’s the right thing to do. Ultimately, what an insurance company will pay on a claim depends on what they perceive to be their probable financial exposure. For that reason, a properly developed claim brought by a knowledgeable advocate has more value. Most personal injury cases settle without trial, but it is the threat of taking a hit in court that makes an insurance company eager to buy out of a claim.

For over sixty years, the personal injury lawyers at Winer and Bennett, LLP, have been successfully representing parties injured by dangerous property conditions. If you want skilled and determined legal representation, call (603) 882-5157 for a free initial consultation. Our injury lawyers usually offer their services in such cases without being paid until and unless there is a successful outcome.

Injury from Products or Devices

We are blessed to live in a time of sophisticated and complex technology. Our quality of life has benefitted enormously from the drive to create newer and better things. However, that doesn’t mean that manufacturers shouldn’t be responsible for causing injury when they aren’t reasonably careful and when they put a dangerous product on the market. The fact is that our law makes them responsible, and that fact is key to promoting safety in our daily lives through accountability. Whether the product is a toy, a tool, a pill, a machine or an appliance, our citizens have the right to recover for injuries caused by people or companies responsible for putting a defective and unreasonably dangerous product in the marketplace.

Liability insurance is purchased to cover injuries caused by such actions, but the insurance company will do what it can to minimize the cost of any claim. An injured party, therefore, needs to have someone on his or her side. Without a properly prepared claim which effectively establishes financial risk, there is simply no incentive for the insurance company to buy out of the claim. They are not going to pay simply because it’s the right thing to do. Ultimately, what an insurance company will pay on a claim depends on what they perceive to be their probable financial exposure. For that reason, a properly developed claim brought by a knowledgeable advocate has more value. Most personal injury cases settle without trial, but it is the threat of taking a hit in court that makes an insurance company eager to buy out of a claim.

For over sixty years, the Nashua personal injury lawyers at Winer and Bennett, LLP, have been successfully representing parties injured by defective and unreasonably dangerous products. If you want skilled and determined legal representation, call (603) 882-5157 for a free initial consultation. Our lawyers usually offer their services in such cases without being paid until and unless there is a successful outcome.

Injury from Another’s Negligence

When we are doing something which poses the prospect of foreseeable harm to another, our law requires that reasonable care be used to prevent that harm. It is a legal principle based on fundamental common sense which has made our world a safer and fairer place. This simple rule applies whether the actor is a lawyer or a carpenter, a tree surgeon or a brain surgeon, or whether the event is a wine-tasting or a county fair. When there is carelessness and it causes injury which could have been anticipated, the negligent party is legally obligated to “fully, fairly and adequately” compensate the injured party’s harms and losses.

Liability insurance is purchased to cover injuries caused by such negligent acts, but the insurance company will do what it can to minimize the cost of any claim. An injured party, therefore, needs to have someone on his or her side. Without a properly prepared claim which effectively establishes financial risk, there is simply no incentive for the insurance company to buy out of the claim. They are not going to pay simply because it’s the right thing to do. Ultimately, what an insurance company will pay on a claim depends on what they perceive to be their probable financial exposure. For that reason, a properly developed claim brought by a knowledgeable advocate has more value. Most personal injury cases settle without trial, but it is the threat of taking a hit in court that makes an insurance company eager to buy out of a claim.

For over sixty years, the Nashua personal injury lawyers at Winer and Bennett, LLP, have been successfully representing parties injured by the negligence of others. If you want skilled and determined legal representation, call (603) 882-5157 for a free initial consultation. Our lawyers usually offer their services in such cases without being paid until and unless there is a successful outcome.

Wrongful Death

There is no experience in life comparable to the loss of a loved one. When that devastating tragedy has to be processed through the legal system, the experience is even worse. Winer and Bennett, LLP offers its clients experienced and compassionate legal counsel for handling wrongful death claims.

Wrongful death claims arise when the death of an individual is caused by the wrongful behavior of someone else. These claims are typically filed by a living relative appointed by the Probate Court to represent the deceased. New Hampshire’s wrongful death statute, RSA 556:12, sets out what losses are to be recouped by the estate of the deceased. The compensable losses under our law consist of:

  1. the mental and physical pain experienced by the deceased,
  2. the medical and burial expenses caused by the injury,
  3. the value of the decedent’s loss of probable duration and enjoyment of life, and
  4. the net loss to the estate from the loss of the deceased income.

The spouse of a wrongful death victim is entitled to compensation of up to $150,000.00 for the damage to the marital relationship. The minor child of a victim is entitled to compensation of up to $50,000.00 for the loss of the parental relationship.

Handling wrongful death claims requires a great deal of legal knowledge and skill. The attorneys at Winer and Bennett, LLP are well-prepared to represent clients with wrongful death cases. Your case will be handled in a compassionate and attentive fashion, with an eye toward resolving the matter as quickly and favorably as possible.

Head Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is a life-altering condition which can result in subtle or profound physical, physiological and emotional consequences. Legal claims for brain injuries can be difficult because an individual’s outward appearance or the absence of evidence of organic injury can disguise the severity of the condition. Furthermore, the diagnosis and the care of head injuries is a dynamic area of medicine. Any personal injury claim requires competent legal counsel, but it is particularly critical to seek experienced and knowledgeable counsel early on for the proper handling of a head injury claim.

The attorneys of Winer and Bennett frequently handle cases involving traumatic brain injuries and understand the tremendous impact of such an injury on our client’s life. Whether your injury was suffered in a car accident, work injury or from a fall, Winer and Bennett is ready to represent you using the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that you are fairly and fully compensated for your injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please contact Winer and Bennett today for a free consultation at (603) 882-5157.