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 Being involved in a car accident is stressful enough; the confusion, panic and anxiety it comes with are some of the things you will have to deal with. But in the midst of all that you need to preserve all the evidence in a manner that will be presentable in the event your injury claim goes to court. Properly documenting what transpired, especially if you were not at fault for the collision, helps prove liability and demonstrate that you were the victim and not the wrongdoer.  This approach applies weather your case settles out of court or ends up in the hands of a jury to decide.  Once again, properly documenting what transpired is the first critical step to help you recover  fair compensation in line with injury laws. Do your best to provide as much evidence as possible. Car Accident

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The Uber car service has made its way to New Hampshire and many are taking advantage of it. Recently there was a news story where an Uber driver is accused of murdering six of his customers over a weekend. No one is sure what made this driver, who passed all of Uber’s background checks, snap over that long weekend. While many are upset about it, Uber has not said it will change the processes in place already. So what can you do? Do you risk personal injury from an Uber driver? Do you stop taking this service if you’re already a user? Or do you skip using this transportation completely if you’ve never used it in New Hampshire before? Here are a few tips you can use to keep yourself safe. Car Accident

Know Your Driver

The Uber app provides a variety of information about your driver before you get into the car. The app works to connect you with drivers in your immediate area via the GPS settings on your phone. When you find a driver, you can obtain information on them such as their license plate number, photo identification and a picture of their car. Don’t be afraid to verify the identity when they come to pick you up. Check the photo and license information before getting into the car.

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When Hit by a Driver in New Hampshire with No Auto InsuranceWho Pays?

The United States Accident statistics show that Americans average roughly six million car accidents annually. This staggering figure of accidents claims over 40,000 lives and injures three million people yearly. With these statistics, it is prudent to conclude that auto accidents are the leading cause of personal injury in the U.S. alone. It does not mean that because car accidents are common that the cases are always easy to handle. For this reason, you need a New Hampshire injury lawyer that can help you sort out the issues. shutterstock_224496679

Car accidents are  costly, can cause serious personal injuries and they can cause a major change of lifestyle. You may be left with a deformity that can make you unable to perform your normal functions. Auto accidents  in New Hampshire can be complex because the legalities of compensation are different from that of some other states. Victims of vehicle accidents in New Hampshire have rights in regards to the legal options of our state.

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun 2016: What Not To Do

Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day is always a blast in the state of New Hampshire. Many towns such as Manchester offer parades and festivities to celebrate the Irish culture, offering dancing, drinks and more. The 21st Annual Manchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on Sunday, March 29th. When you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, it can be fun to dress in all green, have a few beers and spend time with family and friends. However, there are aspects of the celebration that can have an unsafe affect, such as drinking and driving. Below are a few tips on what not to do as you celebrate the unique holiday.

Avoid Drinking Too Much

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St. Patrick’s Day Fun 2016: What Not To Do

Enjoying St. Patrick’s Day is always a blast in the state of New Hampshire. Many towns such as Manchester offer parades and festivities to celebrate the Irish culture, offering dancing, drinks and more. The 21st Annual Manchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on Sunday, March 29th. When you plan on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, it can be fun to dress in all green, have a few beers and spend time with family and friends. However, there are aspects of the celebration that can have an unsafe affect, such as drinking and driving. Below are a few tips on what not to do as you celebrate the unique holiday.St. Paddy's Day

Avoid Drinking Too Much

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New Hampshire House Bill 1606 – Lowering the Drinking Age

When it comes to underage drinking, there are many lives lost each year due to alcohol poisoning or car accident related deaths in New Hampshire. One State Representative in New Hampshire is trying to change that. A new bill has been proposed to lower the drinking age and New Hampshire is not the only state considering this. Take a look at what the bill involves and why so many are behind it and its potential success rates. Beer and Keys small

What is House Bill 1606?

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2016 brings with it a host of new traffic laws for NH motorists.  New Hampshire has its fair share of traffic-related mishaps. Most of the unfortunate incidents have to do with driving habits and road conditions.  For instance, drinking and driving, especially during holidays, have been major causes of accidents. Driver distractions and inattentiveness, particularly in curvy roads and dark areas has also contribute to may accidents and injuries. new laws 2016download (1)

In 2016, The state has drawn up its own action plans aiming for zero-fatality accidents, total elimination of substance-impaired driving (DWI), enhanced driving discipline, and greater public awareness about safe driving.

As of the New Year 2016, there have been new laws added to the list.  These new laws cover fines or penalties incurred for specific traffic violations, as well as conditions where a New Hampshire driver may be liable for getting cited and penalized.

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There is a great deal of excitement as everyone gets prepared to ring in the New Year 2016 in New Hampshire. If you are planning an unforgettable night out with loved ones, it is important that you get to your destination and then get home safely. Statistics show that nearly 42 percent of all fatalities on New Year’s Eve are related to drunk driving accidents that could have been avoided. This includes drivers who were under the influence, passengers in the car, innocent drivers on the road, and pedestrians. If you are planning a big night out on the town in New Hampshire on New Year’s Eve, there are a few driving safety tips that you should follow. 

Stay Alert and Focused

When you are on the road on New Year’s Eve, it is important to stay alert and focused. If you are out and start feeling tired, it is best if you head home. If you get drowsy and fall asleep at the wheel, you are putting yourself, your passengers, and other people on the road at risk.

Even if you don’t drink and drive on New Year’s Eve, you can’t be sure that other drivers on the road aren’t. It is important that you remain alert while driving, just in case a drunk driver veers into your lane of traffic. If you remain alert and focused, you will be able to avoid potential accidents.

Don’t Drink and Drive

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It can happen anywhere: you’re walking on a property (either commercial or residential) and you slip and fall. The CDC reports that each year, millions of elderly people (65 and older) fall and only one out of three tell their doctor.  A slip and fall accident can have long lasting injuries you may not even be aware of. fallshutterstock_43725862

The first thing to do after any fall, accident or injury  is to seek medical attention. Take care of yourself first. Go to your nearest hospital, urgent care center or see your private doctor. This ensures your injuries will be taken care of by a professional and you’ll begin your path to recovery as soon as possible. But seeing a doctor right after your accident also starts a paper trail that will work to your benefit. You now have documentation of your injury and hopefully a treatment plan to get you back on your feet and headed toward a full physical recovery.

Now what? Do you move on with your life and hope your injuries heal and you don’t drown in medical debt? Or should you consider taking further action because you believe you were injured because of a property owner’s negligence?

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Drones are commonly used now in deliveries, leisure activities, photography, and criminal law enforcement.  They are generally safe if handled professionally and if operated within a wide airspace without humans or structures.  Flying Drone

But they are not completely accident-proof.   As with any remote-controlled device, pilots of drones can have moments of miscalculation.  If they are operating through remote cameras or from a distance, pilots can have visibility limitations of the surrounding areas, especially those covered by trees, posts, and buildings.  The drone can get caught in tree branches or crash into concrete surfaces. Or weather conditions can affect the drone’s flight path.  The worst possibility is that they fall on or fly in the path of humans, causing serious injuries.  And drone-related injuries have been growing since 2009.

If you have been hit by a drone, you can file a personal injury claim against its operator.  Drones are covered under a 1981 Federal Aviation Administration advisory which includes model planes and other remote-powered gadgets.  This advisory specifically states that drones should not be flown higher than 400 feet, and its operator needs to inform airport control towers when he’s flying it within three miles of the airport.  According to the FAA, all drone operators are in fact pilots and therefore have a huge responsibility over their flying gizmos.

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