If you have been injured by someone’s carelessness, we will work aggressively to help you reach the result you deserve. We work with you every step of the way to ensure that your interests are conscientiously represented. After an initial free consultation, in most cases, our fees will come from a portion of the recovery you receive.
Personal Injury cases come in a wide variety of forms. Our firm primarily helps clients dealing with issues relating to auto accidents, slips and falls, and dog bites. We practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
David Sayward is a litigator with over 35 years of experience in personal injury matters. In David’s personal injury practice, he is a firm believer in thorough preparation, sensitivity to his clients who are going through a very physically and emotionally difficult time, and in attempting to settle cases to enable his clients to control their futures. On the other hand, David is fully capable and prepared to litigate cases if a reasonable settlement cannot be achieved.
Anthony Muir joined the firm as an associate in 2015. Anthony graduated from UNH Law as a member of the Daniel Webster Scholars Honors Program and served as an officer on UNH Law Review. Anthony puts treating his clients with compassion and respect at the forefront of his practice. Anthony believes in allowing his clients to control their own destinies and he works intelligently and diligently towards obtaining the settlement or verdict his clients desire and deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How Do I Pay For My Attorney?
This is a question we are asked frequently. Unlike other types of litigation, we are pleased to offer our personal injury clients the option of having their case taken on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients are not required to pay any of our fees up front and we take a percentage (usually 33%) of the eventual settlement or verdict at the conclusion of the case. We only get paid if you get paid. We also offer services at an hourly rate for clients who are interested in alternative billing arrangements.
Q. How Long Will My Case Take?
The length of time to reach a settlement or verdict depends on a wide variety of factors. Before resolving a case, we like to see our clients get to a “medical end point” in their treatment for their injuries. This means that our clients are finished with any treatment (other than potential permanent and ongoing treatment) that is needed for their injury. This allows for a full picture of our clients’ medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Once a medical endpoint is reached we can negotiate with the opposing party to try to come to an agreed upon settlement. Litigation is the next step if a settlement cannot be reached. However, we pride ourselves on being able to resolve most cases without the need for going to trial. We work efficiently to get our clients the settlement or verdict they deserve in a timely fashion.
Q. What Is Insurance Subrogation?
When a personal injury case is settled, a clients’ health insurance company will often have a lien on the settlement for the cost of the medical bills paid on behalf of the client as a result of the injury. Standard insurance agreements give insurers the right of subrogation and to collect these funds from the client. The concept behind subrogration is that the injured parties should not receive a “windfall” and be reimbursed for medical bills they did not have to pay. Although insurance companies will seek reimbursement from the overall settlement, we can work with and negotiate with insurers to reduce the overall cost of the lien to save our clients money.
Q. Can I Get Reimbursed For The Time I Missed At Work?
If you’ve been injured and have missed work time as a result of the injury, in most cases you can recover what is known as “lost wages.” In negotiating time for lost wages, it helps to get a letter from your doctor and employer verifying that you were unable to work as a result of the injury and that you missed or are missing time at work.