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Personal injury law involves civil claims in which an individual is injured through the negligence, recklessness or intentional misconduct of another person, a company, or property owner. A personal injury lawsuit may arise from physical or emotional injuries. Personal injury law compensates individuals injured as a result of another's negligence or intentional misconduct. Personal injury laws vary from state to state. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, you should contact a personal injury lawyer in New Hampshire to evaluate your claim.

New Hampshire follows a system using the modified comparative negligence – 51% rule.  In states following a modified comparative fault – 51% rule, an injured party can only recover if it is determined that his or her fault in causing the injury does not reach 51%.  If the injured party was 50% or less at fault, he or she may still recover damages.  However, if a plaintiff’s fault reaches 51%, he or she recovers nothing.  In other words, a plaintiff may have caused half of the accident and still recover damages from the court, but if it is found that the plaintiff’s fault was responsible for more than half of the accident, that plaintiff is barred from receiving any damages determined by the court.  Here, as in a pure comparative negligence state, a plaintiff’s recovery is reduced by the degree of his or her fault.  For example, if Debbie sued Dave for damages she suffered in a car accident involving their vehicles, and Debbie was 51% at fault, Debbie would not recover anything from Dave.  If, however, Debbie was 40% at fault, she could recover damages, but the damage award would be reduced by her portion of the fault in causing the injury.  Therefore, a finding that Debbie suffered $10,000 in damages would result in Debbie receiving an award reduced by 40%, or a final award of $6,000. 

Click here to read about contributory vs. comparative negligence.

A statute of limitations is a type of law that restricts the period of time that a person may initiate legal proceedings.  Time limits can vary depending on the type of case and the state where the particular cause of action occurred. To learn more about statutes of limitations, read our Statute of Limitations page. To see a state by state comparison chart for the personal injury statute of limitations for each state, read our Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Actions page.

New Hampshire Statutes of Limitations

In New Hampshire, the courts follow a modified joint and several liability approach in entering judgment against multiple defendants.  A defendant determined to be less than 50% at fault are responsible only for the proportion of negligence attributed to him or her.  If the defendant is determined to be 50% or more at fault, that defendant will be subject to joint and several liability.  Joint and several liability will also apply in situations where the defendants acted in concert to cause harm to the plaintiff, regardless of the percentage of fault.   

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One of the best ways to research personal injury lawyers in New Hampshire is to contact courts in NH and ask them for information about the personal injury attorneys who utilize their legal facilities when they bring personal injury cases to court. We have compiled a list below of some courts in New Hampshire to get you started:

Supreme Court
New Hampshire Supreme Court

One Noble Drive
Concord, NH 03301

Superior Courts
Belknap County Superior Court
64 Court Street
Laconia, NH 03246

Carroll County Superior Court
Carroll County Courthouse
96 Water Village Road - Box 3
Ossipee, NH 03864

Cheshire County Superior Court
12 Court Street
Keene, NH 03431-0444

Coos County Superior Court
55 School Street, Suite 301
Lancaster, NH 03584

Grafton County Superior Court
3785 Dartmouth College Highway
North Haverhill, NH 03774

Hillsborough County Superior Court North
300 Chestnut Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Hillsborough County Superior Court South
30 Spring Street
P. O. Box 2072
Nashua, NH 03061-2072

Merrimack County Superior Court
163 North Main Street
P.O. Box 2880
Concord, NH 03302-2880

Rockingham County Superior Court
P.O. Box 1258
Kingston, NH 03848-1258

Strafford County Superior Court
Strafford County Justice & Administration Building
279 County Farm Road
P.O. Box 799
Dover, NH 03820-0799

Sullivan County Superior Court
22 Main Street
Newport, NH 03773

District Courts
Auburn District Court
5 Priscilla Lane
Auburn, NH 03032

Berlin District Court
220 Main Street
Berlin, NH 03570

Claremont District Court
Tremont Square
P.O. Box 313
Claremont, NH 03743-0313

Colebrook District Court
17 Bridge Street
P.O. Box 5
Colebrook, NH 03576-0005

Concord District Court
32 Clinton Street
P.O. Box 3420
Concord, NH 03302-3420

Derry District Court
10 Manning Street
Derry, NH 03038

Dover District Court
30 St. Thomas Street
Dover, NH 03820

Durham District Court
Main Street
Durham, NH 03824

Exeter District Court
P.O. Box 1149
Kingston, NH 03848-1149

Franklin District Court
7 Hancock Terrace
P.O. Box 172
Franklin, NH 03235-0172

Goffstown District Court
16 Main Street
P.O. Box 129
Goffstown, NH 03045-0129

Hampton District Court
130 Ledge Road
Seabrook NH 03874

Haverhill District Court
3785 Dartmouth College Highway, Box 10
North Haverhill, NH 03774

Henniker District Court
7 Liberty Hill Road, Suite# 110
Auto Desk Building #2
Henniker, NH 03242

Hillsborough District Court
27 School Street
P.O. Box 763
Hillsboro, NH 03244-0763

Hooksett District Court
101 Merrimack Street
Hooksett, NH 03106-6309

Jaffrey/Peterborough District Court
84 Peterborough Rd.
P.O. Box 39
Jaffrey, NH 03452-0039

Keene District Court
3 Washington Street
P.O. Box 364
Keene, NH 03431-0364

Laconia District Court
26 Academy Street
P.O. Box 1010
Laconia, NH 03247-3639

Lancaster District Court
55 School Street, Suite 201
Lancaster, NH 03584

Lebanon District Court
38 Centerra Parkway
Lebanon, NH 03766-0247

Littleton District Court
134 Main Street
Littleton, NH 03561

Manchester District Court
35 Amherst Street
P.O. Box 456
Manchester, NH 03105-0456

Merrimack District Court
Town Hall Building
Baboosic Lake Road
P.O. Box 324
Merrimack, NH 03054-0324

Milford District Court
180 Elm Street
Milford, NH 03055

Nashua District Court
25 Walnut Street
P.O. Box 310
Nashua, NH 03060

New London District Court
Main Street
P.O. Box 1966
New London, NH 03257-1966

Newport District Court
55 Main Street
Newport, NH 03773-0581

Northern Carroll County District Court
Box 940
Conway, NH 03818-0940

Southern Carroll County District Court
Carroll County Courthouse
96 Water Village Road - Box 2
Ossipee, NH 03864

Plaistow District Court
14 Elm Street
P.O. Box 129
Plaistow, NH 03865-0129

Plymouth District Court
26 Green Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Portsmouth District Court
111 Parrott Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801-4490

Rochester District Court
76 North Main Street
Rochester, NH 03867-1905

Salem District Court
35 Geremonty Drive
Salem, NH 03079



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