Vermont Personal Injury Law Blog
As clients and friends of our firm, and visitors to our website know Van Dorn & Curtiss is a personal injury law firm practicing in both Vermont and New Hampshire. In fact our attorneys sit on the Board of Governor's of Both the Vermont and New Hampshire Trial Lawyer's Associations. We consider this a great honor.
Personal injury law in Vermont has increased in complexity over the years. This is due to overall developments in the law and a tougher litigation environment. The basic premise of Vermont personal injury law remains the same. If someone is careless or negligent and that careless or negligent conduct causes harm to another then the negligent actor is responsible for the harm they cause. The harm is measured in what the law refers to as damages. Damages in Vermont personal injury claims can include: medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, temporary and permanent disability and loss of quality of life. Spouses of injured parties may have claims for loss of consortium.
There are many complexities to a Vermont personal injury claim. Medical liens are a good example and will be addressed in a separate blog. The bottom line is if you have a Vermont personal injury claim it is very important that you choose an experienced Vermont personal injury lawyer to represent you. As we say on our website "Choosing the right lawyer for your serious personal injury claim may be one of the most important decisions you ever make."