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Last week New Hampshire State Police arrested two motorcyclists who were reported to have been driving at least 125 miles an hour in a 55 mile an hour area.  The arrest was made on I-93 coming off of Route 101.  State police say they had received complaint calls about the two, Rembert Zambrana, 34, and Erin Crete, 31, both of Litchfield, and were able to catch up with them about twenty minutes after the first complaint.speedometer

Zambrana and Crete are charged with reckless operation as well as transportation of marijuana, which the troopers say they found in the motorcycles. Reckless driving is defined as driving that would puts the lives or safety of the public in danger.

As you may recall, in mid-July, 2014 the NH Legislature recently amended reckless driving to include a set speed of 100 MPH or greater.   Now driving faster than 100 miles an hour fits that classification.  The result of this charge is much more serious than a standard speeding ticket and can include a fine of at least $500 and 60-day license revocation.

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A Durham, NH man recently died of the injuries he sustained when his bicycle hit a car’s open door.  58-year-old John Kavanagh was not wearing a helmet as he rode his bicycle in a marked bicycle lane down Main Street in his hometown.  Police told reporters that a legally parked driver opened his driver’s-side door and Kavanagh hit it, went over the door, and landed on the ground just in front of the car. bicycle injuries in NH

Kavanagh was initially taken to Wentworth Douglas Hospital and then to Mass General Hospital where he died.  Police said Kavanagh suffered massive head trauma from the accident.

The summer may be winding down, but there will still be plenty of bikes on the road until the snow starts falling.  Bicyclists have the same rights, privileges, and responsibilities as vehicle drivers.  They need to obey the laws and rules of the road, just as police say Kavanagh was doing.

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Bodily Injury Claims

When individuals involved in automobile accidents are injured by another party’s negligence, the injured party may be able to make a claim for bodily injuries he or she has sustained.  The ability to recover compensation for injuries is based on a variety of fact-specific considerations, including the severity of the injury sustained, the length of any pain and suffering incurred as a result of the accident, out-of-pocket expenses, lost earnings, as well as the limits of coverage on the responsible party’s insurance policy.  If you have been injured through no fault of your own, contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss the facts of your case. Health Insurance

Recovery Expectations

The total amount of compensation or recovery that may be obtained for a bodily injury claim is based on a variety of factors. This means that this process may take some time for an attorney to determine the total value of a claim. You will first need to reach a medical end point, or have sufficiently recovered from an injury, before your possible compensation can be determined Arriving at a medical end point usually means that there are no further improvements are expected in an injured person’s condition, even though he or she may never be able to fully return to their exact physical condition before the accident occurred.

Medical Costs and Bodily Injury Claims

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Tenn And Tenn, P.A. is Listed Among the Best Lawyers in New Hampshire- 2014

Tenn And Tenn, P.A. is pleased to announce that New Hampshire Magazine has recognized three members of the firm among the Best Lawyers of New Hampshire for 2014. Partners James J. Tenn Jr., John J. Tenn, and Mary E. Tenn have been named among NH’s Best Lawyers.  Jim and Mary have been selected as Best Lawyers in the area of Family Law, and Jim has also been selected as a Best Lawyer in the area of Family Law Mediation.  John and Jim have been selected as Best Lawyers in the area of Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of injured plaintiffs.  bestlawyersheader

The Best Lawyers in America is one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession.  Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey to identify the country’s top attorneys.  Over 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

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How Long Will My New Hampshire Accident Case Take to Resolve?

The New Hampshire injury attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have been representing injury victims for more than twenty (20) years.  Most of them come to the office and ask the same question – -“How long will my accident case take to resolve?” Personal Injury Claim

We have prepared a simple guide to help answer that question and to illustrate the procedures involved concerning the “typical” personal injury case.

The Accident Scene and Determining Fault

 If you have been involved in an automobile or motorcycle collision, it is important that the police be called to the scene to document the facts of the event, obtain witness statements, and determine fault. A successful NH injury claim requires that another party or entity be responsible for the collision and your resulting damages.  In other words, you must be injured through no fault of your own.

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Summer Travel Safety Tips in New Hampshire

Keeping safe during any summer travel requires proper preparation. Taking the time to think ahead can prevent a vacation from being ruined.  Getting stuck on the side of the road with the kids and dog in the car is a sure fire way to dampen vacation plans. The following travel  tips are beneficial for anyone planning to travel in New HampshireWelcome to NH

Plan the Trip

Let other family members know your travel plans when planning a vacation.  Making certain a loved one knows when you are scheduled to leave and return, and where you are headed is an important safety measure. It is also important to map out any travel routes. There are many options found online that can be used to estimate fuel costs and other aspects of your trip. Apps can also be used to find various restaurants and places of interest along the way.

Prepare the Vehicle

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On Wednesday morning July 16, 2014 a collision occurred at the intersection of Route 101A and Continental Boulevard in Merrimack NH. A Nashua woman who was struck by a dump truck in the driver’s side of her SUV was killed.Merrimack-ax-716-jpg

Merrimack Police identified the SUV driver as Elizabeth McQuinn, 60, of 3 Briarcliff Drive, Nashua. The collision occurred at approximately 6 a.m. at the intersection of Route 101A and Continental Boulevard.

Merrimack Police said McQuinn was driving the Kia Sorento and attempting to make a left turn from McDonald’s to travel west on Route 101A when the vehicle was struck by the dump truck traveling east on Route 101A. The Merrimack Fire Department extricated McQuinn and pronounced her dead at the scene, according to police. Police identified the driver of the dump truck as Kyle Witty, 43, of Cornish.

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100 M.P.H.  is Reckless Driving in New Hampshire

Driving faster than 100 miles an hour is not only breaking the speed limit in New Hampshire, it is now classified as reckless driving.  And a driver pulled over going that fast will likely face a hefty fine and mandatory loss of license.100mph

The state house and senate recently passed SB 246 making driving a vehicle at a speed of 100 miles per hour or greater reckless driving.  It was a bill that the department of safety requested and went to the full house and senate tagged “ought to pass” with bipartisan support.

In NH, Reckless driving is much more serious than a standard speeding ticket.  A reckless driving fine is at least $500 and includes a 60-day license revocation.  Additionally, a second offense results in a $750 fine and a loss of license between 60 days and one (1) full year.  Because of the manner in which reckless driving is classified, a convicted driver receives six demerit points on their motor vehicle record.  These points stay on a driver’s record for five years.  Receiving demerit points can also result in higher automobile insurance rates.  It can also lead to being classified as a habitual offender, which could result in a jail sentence.

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Celebrating our country’s independence is a national pastime.  Baseball, backyard barbecues,  pool parties and spending time with friends and family.  This celebration is also often accompanied by lots of alcohol and fireworks-a combination that can lead to undesirable results. And, with the volume of traffic, an unfortunate number of drivers may be impaired.July 4th

 The 4th of July is a BIG BUST holiday for local and state law enforcement.  It is a  high point weekend for DUI’s and DWI’s committed by motorists all around the country.  According to the National Traffic and Highway Administration, approximately 51% of all deadly traffic accidents during July 4th weekends are alcohol-related.  The other 49% result from distracted driving and drug influence.

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NH Car Accidents and the Statute of Limitations

Each State has its Own Specific Laws

If you have been involved in an auto accident knowing the state laws regarding your case is important. Laws in each state are different and knowing the details of the laws that pertain to your accident claim is critically important.  Ignoring the law might just end up costing you your case. Time could be limited in your state, so filing your claim within the statute of limitations is important. car-accident-time-limits

 Statute of Limitation in the State of New Hampshire

 Filing a car accident lawsuit in New Hampshire must be done within a limited time frame. This “statute of limitations” runs out only 3 years after an auto accident has happened. As such, you have a limited amount of time to file your NH accident claims against the responsible party(s).  This time frame technically begins the day of the accident. To find more details about this law, it is listed under New Hampshire Revised Statutes 508:4.

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