Personal Injury/Workers’ Compensation

On April 17, 2019, Attorney Peter Webb of Winer & Bennett testified before the Judicial Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. His testimony was in support of pending legislation to simplify the law governing the admission of medical records and bills at trial in cases with medical bills of $25,000.00 or less. Presently,

We live in a world where innovation is constant.  We hear about self-driving cars, personal and private data that is stored in a “cloud” that we cannot see, and financial transactions are made largely without the use of currency.  What do these changes mean with respect to personal injury cases in the years to come? 

Passenger Claims

How does a passenger in a car crash recover damages when the driver of the vehicle is found “at fault”? Passenger claims carry a certain stigma because they are often cast as “suing” a person with a close relationship to the passenger, such as a husband or friend.  This characterization is beneficial to insurers who

Invisible Insurance

When you bring suit to recover for injuries caused by someone else, you sue the responsible party. You may not name the responsible party’s insurance company in the suit.  In fact, if reference is made in the presence of the jury to the fact that there was insurance, a mistrial would be declared. The judicial

What is my Personal Injury Case Worth?

A personal injury lawyer is often asked early on what the value of a case is. I sometimes respond by asking the client what a car in our parking lot is worth.  A client naturally asks how old the car is, what shape the body is in, what the make and model are, what the

Sometimes, an injured worker’s most valuable workers’ compensation benefit is vocational rehabilitation. If an injury permanently prevents a worker from doing the work that he or she has always done, and the worker’s residual earning capacity in the jobs he or she can now do is less than the pre-injury wages, services are to be

DIY’ers

Do it yourselfers. Ya gotta love’em. Self reliance is, after all, a fundamental American trait. Nevertheless, I have to shake my head when a proud but naïve soul brings in a mismanaged vestige of a once promising case, and wonders if we might offer a little advice. Usually, it’s like trying to revive a chronically

New Hampshire law, RSA 556:12 [http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LVI/556/556-12.htm] entitles the estate of someone whose death was wrongfully caused by another to receive monetary compensation from the responsible party. If there is no family, the estate’s recovery is limited to a maximum of $50,000.00. If the deceased left family, there is no maximum recovery for the estate. The

A frequent question that I get from family, friends and acquaintances is “why did you choose to practice personal injury law?” The answer is simple. My passion is to help people get back on their feet when they need it most. Month after month, many of us spend our hard-earned dollars feeding the machine that

When you buy liability insurance for your car in New Hampshire, your coverage will include “medical payments” insurance.  That coverage acts as a mini-health insurance policy.  It pays uncovered medical bills, regardless of who was at fault, for medical care required as a result of a crash in the insured car, a crash in someone