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If you have been injured in a NH motorcycle or car accident, the first thing you want to know is how long it is going to take for you to physically recover. Injuries sustained due to someone else’s negligence are frustrating. They can leave you with many questions as to how you will be able to work again, support your family and yourself and how to regain the quality of life you once had.NH Injury Settlement Check

What Compensation Am I Entitled To?

You are eligible to recover benefits for any lost wages, medical bills and your pain and suffering. If you have a legitimate negligence case your settlement could be substantial. To do so, you should contact an experienced New Hampshire personal injury attorney to evaluate your case. Since every injury is different, every case is going to be different as well. Accidents happen every day. More than one hundred people are killed every year in motor vehicle crashes in New Hampshire.

There isn’t a certain amount of time for your case to get resolved, but an experienced law firm will be able to give you some idea of how long it is going to take you to get back on track following your injury. After you have selected an attorney to help with your case, your case will follow a general course.

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The New Hampshire Legislature is considering a bill that would make it illegal to use a cell phone, iPad, GPS, or other electronic device while driving, stopped at a light, or while sitting in traffic.no talking or texting while driving

Last week the Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony from several people, including Earl Sweeney, the Commissioner of Safety, as to why HB 1360 should pass.  If this does happen, and it’s still a ways off, New Hampshire would be the thirteenth state to make the use of hand-held cell phones and electronic devices illegal while driving.

The Concord Monitor quoted Sweeney as saying, “This is the most-needed piece of highway safety legislation to come before you this year.”  He told the committee that in the state between 2010 and 2013 about 124 people died in car crashes caused by distracted drivers.

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Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise in recent years. As a result, lawmakers have introduced the Safe Streets Act of 2014. States must comply within the next two years with their plans to resolve these problems by implementing a diversity of safety measures. Funding is also being provided to support these initiatives. Pedestrian Fatality, NH

Though each state has released their numbers, they will vary from state to state. As with the federal data for the state of New Hampshire, here’s the current statistics as of 2010.

Rank                                        44

Total Pedestrians Killed          9

Pedestrian Fatality Rate          0.68

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Nearly 7 million vehicles have been recalled by General Motors. That’s almost as many automobiles and trucks it has recalled in the U.S. over the last 4 years, combined.GM Recall

This number of recalls does include Canada and Mexico as well as cars and trucks exported outside of North America that needed to be repaired or recalled.

The latest recall was on Monday when General Motors recalled 1.3 million vehicles, mostly in the U.S., to fix a problem in power steering.

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The calendar keeps telling us what the weather hasn’t yet – spring is upon us.  That means it’s time to get your motorcycle ready for the season.  It is important to spend the time, effort, and energy in getting your bike ready to ride as it can keep you safe, and help prevent a major accident. ready_for_spring_

Starting with your base, check the tires.  Depending on how new your bike is, or how many miles you put on it last season, it may be time to get some new tires.  You don’t want to see any cracks, holes, or flat spots.  Nails and screws in your tires can really put a damper on any ride, as can exposed wire or metal meshing coming through the tread.  Also, check the tire pressure before heading out.  With temperature changes where you’ve stored the motorcycle all winter the tires may need some more air.

Checking the battery before you jump on your bike for an afternoon ride is advisable.  If you haven’t started the engine all winter it may or may not start right up for you on the first try.  Take out the battery and charge it overnight.  While you’re doing that, it’s a good time to check your fluid levels in each cell.  Fill the ones that are below the recommended level with distilled water or specific manufacturer recommended product.

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According to a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Recall, Honda Motor Company is recalling nearly 900,000 certain Honda Odyssey mini vans that could catch fire. In a March 13 filing with NHTSA it states that certain models between 2005 to 2010 have a fuel pump part that could crack and cause fuel leakage thus increasing the risk of fire and personal injury.  Because the recall involves 886,815 cars Honda Odyssey Mini Vans, Honda says the proper repair parts will not be available till summer of 2014. Until then the auto dealer will provide a temporary repair until the proper parts become available.  Honda will notify owners with an interim letter during April 2014 then a second notice will be mailed to owners when a permanent repair becomes available. Honda Recall

In the interim, any vehicles that are currently leaking from the fuel pump cover will get a replacement; original styles cover (Not the Updated Cover). All vehicles, including those receiving the interim repair, will get an improved cover when they become available.

This style of minivan is popular among families with children. If you believe you may be affected by this recall then you should call Honda or your local Honda dealership to verify your vehicle. You should have you 17 digit VIN number ready when you call and they can look up your vehicle to see if it falls under this recall. If you smell an unusually odor of fuel, then do not start or drive the vehicle. Even turning the key to the on position will activate the fuel pump for a short time to prime the fuel lines.

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Texting while driving is against the law in New Hampshire.  And recently the N.H. House passed a bill that would ban hand-held cell phones while driving.  But what about Google Glass?  For right now, there is no law in the state banning the use of the new wearable technology. GOOGLE GLASS

Google Glass are worn like eyeglasses, with a frame and a small glass in front of your eye, but they allow users to take pictures, ask for directions, and read emails all with a few winks and verbal commands.  Think of it as a smartphone that you never have to tilt your head down to see.  Everything that you would use your smartphone for can be done with Google Glass.  They are not on the open market yet.  For now Google is sending the technology to Google Explorers, people who have purchased them for $1500 to be part of the beta team.

But that’s what has some lawmakers worried.  They have expressed concern that using these glasses while driving would constitute distracted driving and should be outlawed.  As of right now, at least eight states have proposed laws that would make using Google Glass while driving illegal.

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You or a loved one has been involved in serious car crash.  Or perhaps you were struck while riding your motorcycle.  Maybe you have fallen at a business.  You’re not at fault, and you’re seriously hurt.  You’re receiving medical treatment and are slowly recovering from your injuries.  It’s time to think about whether you should hire a personal injury attorney. justice1

Hiring a seasoned lawyer who practices personal injury law means you will have an advocate on your side fighting for your rights and striving to obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.   A skilled injury lawyers has a deep understanding of tort law and the know-how to navigate the complexities of NH’s legal system.

But it’s not just the law that they have mastered.  An experienced personal injury attorney will also know how medical billing works, he will be familiar with icd-9 codes, medical payment coverage provisions, and insurance company file evaluation techniques like colossus, among other matters.

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Motorcycle crashes can result in severe injuries.  Riders can suffer injuries ranging from traumatic brain injury (TBI) to the loss of a limb or even broken bones.  A motorcycle collision can also result in road rash, which results in skin and bone abrasions caused when a rider hits or scrapes exposed skin against the road after falling or being thrown from a motorcycle.Road_Rash

Road rash may not be as severe as a brain injury or limb loss, but it can be extremely painful and result in sever and permanent scarring.  Even at a low rate of speed, a motorcycle crash can lead to road rash injuries that can require lengthy rehabilitation.  Road rash can range from minor scrapes that look like a bad sunburn and the skin is not broken, to broken skin that’s bleeding, to all layers of skin being damaged and being able to see fat and tissue.  The last requires immediate medical care, but the other types of road rash can be treated with over-the-counter ointments and bandages.

After the crash, medical personnel encourage minor bleeding from the abrasion, as it will help flush out some of the debris that may be embedded deeper in the cuts.  They then suggest washing the area with warm water.  Rinsing the wound might hurt,  but it is essential to getting the area as clean as possible.

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An automobile accident can cause not only bodily injury, but it can be the root of significant stress and aggravation.  Victims worry about medical bills, car repairs, and whether they will need to go to court to resolve their claim against the at-fault driver.  Not all car accident claims end up in a courtroom.  Many times, the other driver’s insurance company will offer a settlement to resolve the claim.  That is how most personal injury cases in New Hampshire are resolved. NH Car Accident Law Suit

However, there are times when a personal injury claim will go to court to be resolved, if an agreement cannot be reached voluntarily.  The NH injury lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have spent the past twenty years helping accident victims recover for their injuries.  Our injury attorneys are work diligently to make certain that our client receive maximum compensation for their injuries.

When a personal injury case does go to court many factors are taken into consideration before a judgment is rendered.  A judge or jury will weigh the proof presented concerning who was at fault for the collision; were there aggravating circumstances – was the other driver drunk or texting; what are the injuries sustained in the collision; and what is the full measure of the injured parties damages.

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