Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins PLLC
  • Top Personal Injury Lawyer in New Hampshire – Business NH Magazine (2010)
  • Selected as a New England Super Lawyer for Plaintiff Personal Injury in 2015 & 2016
  • Top Personal Injury Lawyer in New Hampshire – Business NH Magazine (2010)
  • Selected as a New England Super Lawyer for Plaintiff Personal Injury in 2015 & 2016
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Manchester Personal Injury Law Blog

Auto Accident Injury Representation - Manchester NH

Attorney Peter E. Huthcins has 34 years of experience litigating personal injury cases in New Hampshire.  If you have been in an accident that was not your fault, and if you were injured, call Attorney Hutchins for a free consultation at (603) 625-5555.  Attorney Hutchins works on a contingent fee basis, so you will pay nothing unless you recover a settlement.

Statute of Limitations

If you are injured in an auto accident in New Hampshire, you typically have 3 years from the date of the accident to physically file a lawsuit in Court.   That said, you should not wait to retain competent experienced personal injury counsel.   There are many things that a good bodily injury lawyer can and will do in the very early stages of a claim that will greatly enhance the final settlement, and may very well avoid completely the need to go to court.   If you or a family member have been injured in an auto accident, call the Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins, PLLC in Manchester for a free consultation.  (603) 625-5555.  We work on a contingency basis, and with 34 years of experience can offer sound advice and representation.

Been in an accident? Don't wait to seek legal help!

Have you been in an auto accident which was not your fault?   Most likely this is the first accident you've had where you have been injured.   There are many traps for the unwary, not the least of which is the payment and coordination of insurances and medical care.  In order to avoid costing yourself unnecessary money and expense, and to make sure that your right to seek compensation for your injuries and losses is preserved, call an experienced bodily injury lawyer right away.   At the Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins, PLLC, I offer 34 years of litigation and trial experience in the personal injury / negligence field, as well as insurance law.   Your first consultation is free, and we accept cases on a contingency basis.  (603) 625-5555

Auto Accident Injury Legal Representation

If you have been injured in an auto accident that was not your fault, you need legal representation.   I have been handling these cases for 35 years, and would be happy to schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and options.   Please call the Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins at (603) 625-5555.

The End of Summer 2017 in New Hampshire - Accidents Happen

As summer and vacation season comes to a close, it is important to remember to continue to be very cautious in your recreational activities as well as on the roads.   Traffic is heavy, people are in a rush, and accidents happen.   Serious accidents.   If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident that was someone else's fault, call Attorney Peter Hutchins at (603) 625-5555 for a free consultation and representation on a contingent fee basis.   You deserve experienced representation and fair prompt compensation.

Private Boarding School Sexual Abuse in New Hampshire

There has been much written recently about the growing sexual abuse scandals in New Hampshire Boarding Schools, including Philips Exeter Academy and St. Paul's School in Concord.   Under New Hampshire civil law, there are many remedies available to victims of this sexual abuse and a number of avenues through which to obtain just financial compensation.   The Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins, PLLC and Attorney Peter Hutchins of Manchester have represented over 350 victims of sexual abuse, including numerous victims of private and boarding schools.    If you have been the victim of one of these crimes, don't hestitate to call Attorney Hutchins for a free consultation and representation.   (603) 625-5555

Get Uninsured Motorist Coverage on your Umbrella Policy

An umbrella or excess personal liability policy is a special insurance policy that provides liability coverage on top of the coverage provided by both your homeowners and auto insurance.  It is usually inexpensive, and typically sold in increments of $1m.  I strongly advise everyone who owns a home and at least one auto purchase this additional coverage.    It is important to remember, however, that under NH law, an insured may choose to waive the coverage for purposes of underinsured motorist coverage.   NEVER do this.   Uninsured motorist coverage protects you and your family when you are injured by an uninsured motorist.  You do not want to find yourself with a catastrophic injury only to discover you have inadequate insurance to cover your damages and losses, including long term care and lost wages.

Sexual Abuse at Private Boarding Schools - Phillips Exeter Academy

Many of you have probably read the recent media accounts of sex abuse scandals at private boarding schools in New Hampshire and throughout New England, the most recent relevations coming from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire.  While law enforcement authorities in the relevant communities are investigating these disclosures from the criminal standpoint, victims of these sexual assaults, regardless of when they took place, likely have civil remedies that they can pursue against the schools.   The claims essentially center around the school failing to provide a safe environment for their minor students, and hiring or retaining perpetrating faculty when they knew or should have known these people presented a serious danger to minors.   The Law Offices of Peter E. Hutchins, PLLC in Manchester, New Hampshire have handled hundreds of civil cases involving the sexual abuse of minors, including abuse taking place at boarding schools.   Feel free to call and speak directly to Attorney Peter Hutchins.

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you have been in an accident that is not your fault, there are a few things you should do immediately.   First, call the police.   That is the only way to establish a clear identification of all parties involved as well as the basics of the accident itself.   If you are hurt, go to the emergency room - accept the ambulance if offered.   It is very important to get immediate medical treatment, both from the standpoint of your health and also to preserve a claim for damages against the insurance company involved.   Get the other party's name, address and insurance information.   Notify your own insurance company of the accident right away.   If possible, take photos of the vehicles and the accident scene in order to preserve the evidence.   Finally, you should contact an experienced and respected personal injury attorney to help you.   Injury cases are our specialty, and an initial consultation is free.   We work on a contingency, so you will not owe us fees unless we recover a settlement.  

Winter is Coming - Time to Update your Auto Coverage

Winter is coming, which means the roads will be slippery, and driving hazardous.  This is a good time to make sure you have enough auto insurance coverage for you and your family.  Your should have a minimum of $250,000 / $500,000 for liability and uninsured motorist coverage.    A lower amount will possibly not adequately protect you or a family member in the event of a serious injury caused by an accident.   You should also have at least $5,000 in medical payment coverage which will help with deductibles and co-pays.    Liability and med pay coverages are relatively inexpensive, and well worth the investment in the event that winter roads cause you to be involved in a serious accident.

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