Following an accident it is understandable for you to want to settle the matter quickly and move on with your life. As a result, you may be tempted to try to take care of all issues—including legal issues—without getting professional representation by someone proficient in Vermont’s and New Hampshire’s personal injury laws. However, there are risks to going it alone. There may be insurance coverage available for medical bills even if there are no resources available to pay for the pain and suffering. There may be other potentially responsible parties. An aggressive personal injury attorney can effectively negotiate discounted reimbursements to insurers and medical providers. In short, contacting Cullenberg & Tensen personal injury attorneys increases the chances that you will maximize your financial recovery.

At Cullenberg & Tensen, we use a team of highly trained accident investigators to gather the facts, collect evidence, and interview witnesses. When we build a case against a negligent driver, we draw on our many years of experience and ability to fight aggressively to handle auto accident claims and get you and your family justice for injuries that could have been prevented.

Beyond the obvious differences, farm accidents are the result of heavy machinery and tractors not used in most people’s lives. They have the potential for defects different than other vehicles that can result in injury or death. Also, farm employees are exposed to different types of chemicals and animals on a daily basis that people who live in suburbs or cities may never be exposed to. Cullenberg & Tensen are attorneys who specialize in farm accidents and will get the compensation to help you pay for your medical bills and regain lost income.

We are one of the few firms whose attorneys have hands on knowledge about working on a farm. Farm accidents are one of the primary specializations of our law firm and we have the experience in helping farmers get the compensation they deserve. The attorneys at Cullenberg & Tensen understand the specialized and complicated field of what to do with tractor rollover cases, or cases in which farm animals are involved. As attorneys who grew up on farms, we will know what you need more than most other law firms from the city.

If you are a legal employee, you are entitled to claim workers’ compensation for workplace injuries and illnesses. You do not have to be a citizen or a permanent resident (green card holder). Being a legal employee means that you are getting a paycheck and your employer is withholding employment taxes on your behalf. If you are being paid cash “under the table”, then you are not a legal employee and you cannot claim workers’ compensation. This area is one of the primary focuses of our firm. We will negotiate your case effectively.

Commercial and residential building sites are statistically more dangerous than nearly all other workplaces. Construction areas are usually noisy, have heavy equipment and that creates a hazardous environment. Every worker, foreman, supervisor, project manager, subcontractor, general contractor and developers are responsible for maintaining their safety and the safety of all co-workers. If you have been injured in a construction accident caused by a negligent party or defective equipment, you may be eligible to receive compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. At Cullenberg & Tensen, our New Hampshire and Vermont personal injury lawyers will ensure the negligent parties are held accountable for your injuries.

There are several parties who can be held liable in a defective product lawsuit.

These include:

  • Product Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers

Depending on the reason for the defect, one or more of these parties may be responsible for your injuries. Our New Hampshire & Vermont products liability lawyers will help you hold a manufacturer liable for failing to warn you if it does not properly include instructions, labels, or warnings regarding a product’s potential dangers.

A catastrophic injury is one where the consequences of the injury sustained, permanently prevents an individual from maintaining a job that supports themselves or their family. The attorneys at Cullenberg & Tensen will establish liability and thoroughly investigate all factors surrounding your accident. We will aggressively fight to get you and your family the compensation you deserve. If you are unable to come to us, our lawyers will visit you at your home or hospital.

Asbestos diseases have many different manifestations. Some asbestos-related diseases take 10 to 40 years after exposure to appear. Lung cancer and mesothelioma typically arise with shortness of breath, coughing, pain in the chest, tiredness and weight loss.

Generally speaking, no. However, the law does provide that the survivors may be entitled to recover damages the loss of companionship, support, advice, guidance, comfort and protection the decedent would have given had he or she lived. The attorneys at Cullenberg & Tensen will strategically and effectively mediate your case.

If possible, you should take photos of the accident site and get contact information from any witnesses who are present. The period of time following an accident on dangerous premises can be confusing, but it is essential that you act quickly if you feel someone is at fault due to negligent action. If you have been injured in a public place, it is imperative to file an accident report with the manager on duty, seek medical attention and immediately contact Cullenberg & Tensen to receive experienced personal injury representation.

Any medical professional or entity can be sued for medical malpractice. Such as, doctors; hospitals; surgeons; dentists; nurses; nursing homes and other health care providers. Cullenberg & Tensen has remained steadfast in delivering the justified results in New Hampshire & Vermont medical malpractice victims are entitled to.

Nursing home abuse and neglect is done subtly. For example, a nursing home attendant will withhold food or medication. In some cases the negligent party will administer the wrong medication. When there are signs of physical abuse, members of the staff will create unusual explanations that typically involve the victim falling or experiencing an illusory event. In many cases, the victims are threatened and that prevents them from communicating the abuse to family members.

If you notice changes in your loved one’s physical health or demeanor or if you suspect that a nursing home is mistreating your loved one talk to the facility administrator do not wait. If you are unsure about the situation, the nursing home neglect lawyers at Cullenberg & Tensen will proficiently assess the details of your case and seek the justice you and your loved one deserve.

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, the first thing you should do is call 911 or visit your local emergency room as soon as possible. You also need to contact our experienced New Hampshire or Vermont dog bite attorneys who can assist you in pursuing proper legal action to receive the compensation needed to heal.

Disability for Social Security purposes applies to those who have had an injury, disease, or medical condition that physically restricts their ability to engage in any significant activity. Essentially this means your disability must be so severe it prevents you from doing not only the work you performed in the past, but also any other type of work within the national economy. For instance, if a severe back injury prevents you from returning to a job where heavy lifting is involved, you may be able to do a lighter job, and therefore you would not be entitled to Social Security benefits.

A person should file as soon as he or she learns of being unable to work for at least 12 months or that the condition will lead to death. In most cases, the claimants at the local Social Security office file claims for disability benefits.


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Please contact our personal injury attorneys at Cullenberg & Tensen. We handle personal injury claims dealing with auto accidents, farm accidents, workers compensation, construction accidents, defective products, asbestos, mesothelioma, wrongful death, premises liability, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. Our accident lawyers offer complimentary consultations in Concord, Keene, Lebanon, and Littleton, New Hampshire and Burlington, Vermont.