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Construction accidents in New Hampshire fall under premises liability law if the person injured is a member of the general public, such as a pedestrian or driver unfortunate enough to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some victims of construction accidents never recover from their injuries.

For those whose construction accident injuries prove fatal, New Hampshire law gives specific rules about how long the family has to file a claim against a negligent construction company or subcontractor. Family members must file within eight years “from the date of substantial completion”of the construction.

New Hampshire Revised Statutes Section 508:4-b covers lawsuits based on construction, including “the design, labor, materials, engineering, planning, surveying, construction, observation, supervision or inspection” of a construction project. This covers a wide range of possible accidents. If the accident involves a warranty or guarantee, the family may sue within either eight years or the length of time the warranty covers, whichever one is longer. The eight year deadline does not apply to construction accidents involving nuclear or hazardous waste facilities.

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Slip and fall injuries can occur anywhere in another person’s home, in a grocery store, or on steps or sidewalks. If you slip and fall on someone else’s property in New Hampshire, keep these tips in mind for handling the situation.

  • First, seek medical help for your injuries. If the injury is severe, you may need to call 911 or a local emergency number. Some slip and fall injuries, such as bruises, may take several days to appear. If you begin to have trouble after your fall, contact your healthcare provider right away.
  • File an accident report as soon as possible. An accident report will preserve the details of your slip and fall, making it easier to protect your rights after the fall occurs. If you have a camera and can do so safely, take pictures of the place you fell, including any spills or other hazards.
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