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Dover, NH Personal Injury Lawyers

Advocating for the Rights of Personal Injury Victims for 40 Years

When another’s negligence leads to injury, it can turn your life upside down. You may struggle to pay your regular monthly bills in addition to your medical bills, particularly when your injury requires you to take time off work to recover. As such, it can seem nearly impossible to stay afloat. The good news is, there may be legal recourse available to you.

Through a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for the damages, or losses, you have incurred. These may include medical and hospital bills, lost wages, reduced future earning potential, pain and suffering, etc.

If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, our seasoned personal injury attorneys at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. want to advocate for you. We will handle all the complexities and day-to-day aspects of civil litigation on your behalf. This way, you can focus on regaining your health and well-being, while we fight to get you the financial support you need and deserve.

Contact a Dover personal injury attorney online today to arrange your complimentary consultation.

A Reputation of Success

At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we help injured Dover residents recover compensation from the negligent parties that have caused them harm. Our trial lawyers are nationally recognized for our success in achieving six- and seven-figure verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout Northern New England.

A sample of our case results includes:

  • $1.7 million recovered for a woman who sustained severe, permanent injuries (including a head injury) in a tractor-trailer accident;
  • $1.5 million recovered for a man seriously injured when he fell from an unsafe second-floor sliding door; and
  • $1.05 million recovered for a woman injured from exposure to a dangerous drug.

Past case results do not guarantee a similar outcome for your case, although they are evidence of our proven trial skills and practical experience. We offer our clients a total of 40 years of legal experience, one-on-one attention, and a results-driven approach to representation. Should you work with us, we will exhaust our extensive resources, which include experts and investigators, in building and asserting your case. Whether your case is minor or complex, we stand ready to fight for you.

Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Dover

New Hampshire law grants personal injury victims the right to compensation if they can prove the following elements of their case:

  • The liable party owed the victim a duty of care;
  • The liable party violated this duty with an intentional or unintentional act of negligence;
  • The victim suffered an injury due to this negligent breach of duty; and
  • The victim’s injury resulted in the accumulation of damages.

Proving these elements is required: If you cannot prove them, you will lose your case. Additionally, you must file your lawsuit before the three-year statute of limitations expires. The clock started running the date you were injured. If a government entity was responsible for your injury, you will have to meet the three-year statute of limitations and file a formal injury claim no later than 180 days after the accident.

An attorney will assist you in making sure all bases are covered in your lawsuit. They can also work to ensure that all deadlines are met, as long as you contact them early on in the process. Once your lawsuit has been filed, they will represent you in court and during settlement negotiations. You have the option to represent yourself, but a reputable attorney has the knowledge and skill needed to give you an advantage. The last thing you want to do is accidentally accept a lowball payout or, worse, lose your case completely because you were unprepared.

What to Do After Suffering a Personal Injury

No matter the accident or incident that caused your personal injury, the steps to follow afterward tend to be the same. First, take stock of your health and that of the other parties involved. Exchange information and do not admit fault. Next, report to an authority figure. If you were injured in a store or restaurant, have the manager make a written note of what happened; if you were injured in a traffic accident, contact the local police to file an accident report; or if you were injured at work, make sure to notify your employer in writing.

From here, it is vital for your health to seek the help of a medical professional. Do not wait, even if your injury seems minor—it could be more serious than it appears or worsen without treatment.

The last step, but certainly not the least important one, is to contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options. At Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., we offer free consultations with no strings attached, meaning there is no obligation to move forward with your case after speaking to us.

Call (603) 871-4144 Today

Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is a preeminent trial law firm staffed with legal professionals dedicated to fighting for injured Dover residents. Driven by a true passion for justice, we will work with you to develop a personalized strategy that will give your case a competitive edge. With our legal team, you can rest assured that you and your best interests will be prioritized.

Call our Dover office at (603) 871-4144 for a free, no-obligation consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

Our Clients Come First. Always.

Hear From Clients Like You
  • “I would like to thank the Law Firm of Shaheen and Gordon, specifically Attorney O’Connor and Paralegal Chilton.”

    - Rob E.
  • “I wish you had been on my side in 1996, my life would have turned out significantly different.”

    - Theodore W.
  • “She was professional, thoughtful, and kept in constant contact throughout the litigation process.”

    - Tom R.
  • “I will and have already told anyone we know in need of a lawyer to go to Shaheen & Gordon.”

    - Betsy W.
  • “He spent a long time on the phone with me and was very honest and up front about the costs of service. It was nice to finally get some assistance with the questions I had.”

    - Vanessa L.
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Real Results for Real People

When You Need to Win, We Won’t Stop Fighting
  • Wrongful Death Auto Accident $6 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Auto Accident Led to Wrongful Death $2.8 Million

    Settlement in an auto accident that led to wrongful death.

  • Settlement in Wrongful Death Lawsuit $2 Million

    D. Michael Noonan represented the parents of Jacob Goulet, a teen who died after being swept away in a storm drain, in a wrongful death case against the city of Nashua.

  • Pedestrian Run Over by Tractor Trailer Truck $1.7 Million

    Pedestrian injured by tractor trailer truck making illegal U-turn received a settlement of $1,700,000.00 as compensation.

  • Settlement for Second-Floor Fall Victim $1.5 Million

    A young man was injured in fall from unsafe second-floor sliding door received a settlement of $1,500,000.00 as compensation.

  • Car Strikes & Injures Motorcycle Passenger $1.25 Million

    Car runs a stop sign and strikes motorcycle on which plaintiff is riding as a passenger causing serious, permanent injuries.

  • Motorcycle Passenger Struck by Car & Injured $1.25 Million

    Woman passenger on a motorcycle injured in a car crash received $1,250,000.00 as compensation.

  • Motorcyclist Killed in Collision With Automobile $1.25 Million

    Family receives $1,250,000.00 in compensation in wrongful death claim.

  • Settlement of Estate of Worker Killed by Electrocution $1.225 Million

    Settlement was pieced together from four defendants, following the electrocution of a lineman for a cable construction company.

  • Recovered for Woman Exposed to Dangerous Drug $1.05 Million

    A woman was harmed by the use of a dangerous drug received a settlement of $1,050,000.00 as compensation.

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