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Pedestrian accidents can be among the most severe types of personal injuries that you can suffer. Getting hit by a car -– even a car that was only traveling very slowly -– can lead to significant injuries because pedestrians are utterly without protection and cars are massive. Even the smallest vehicle on the roads today can weigh more than 2,500 pounds, while bigger ones like SUVs can be as heavy as 7,000. The force of all of this weight makes getting hit by one of these vehicles rarely a trivial affair.pedrestian-accident-lawyer-300x127

Getting compensated for the injuries that you suffer in a pedestrian accident is crucial to ensure you make a full recovery and get back on your feet. The personal injury attorneys at the Manchester, New Hampshire office of Tenn And Tenn, PA can help.

Pedestrian Accidents Happen Constantly

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New Hampshire’s attempt to cut down on distracted driving car accidents led to the passage of a “hands-free” law that prohibits using any hand-held device while driving. These include cellphones, GPS devices, and tablets.handheldAR-150629933-300x194

The law, codified at N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 265:79-c, went into effect in July 2015, and made New Hampshire the 15th state to have one. Violating it came with a $100 fine for a first offense. The fine increased to $250 fine for a second offense within 24 months, and then a $500 fine for a third offense.

But has the law worked? The results are inconclusive.

Police: Steep Decline in Fatal Crashes Due to Hands-Free Law

According to the police, the law is working wonders on the roads of our state. In an interview with New Hampshire Public Radio, Matt Shapiro, a major in the New Hampshire State Police, claimed that there was “clear evidence” that the law was working.

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Two people suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries when they were involved in a car accident with a moose. The incident highlights how dangerous a crash with a wild animal can be.Moose-Crossing-300x199

Car Hits Moose: Two Hurt

The incident happened on May 26, 2018, in Campton, New Hampshire.

The driver and a passenger of a Mini Cooper were traveling northbound on Interstate 93 when a moose appeared in front of them on the roadway. The driver was not able to avoid hitting the moose head-on, and ended up driving into the trees on the side of the highway after the collision.

While the driver was able to walk away from the crash, the passenger was trapped inside the vehicle. People who stopped to help after the crash were able to pry the roof far enough to get the passenger out of the car.

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In New Hampshire, springtime is upon us and the last  Nor’easter seems to have passed. Now that we are into May, though, spring is finally here. While the warmer temperatures and longer days are the best parts of the season, yard work and home maintenance also need to be squeezed in as well. Putting these chores off can increase the chances that you get hit with something worse than a blizzard—premises liability.springpink-2254970_1920-300x193

The Strain of Winter Damages Your Property

In New Hampshire, winter is long and grueling. Snow sits for weeks on the ground, untouched, seeping into whatever it is sitting on and damaging it over long periods of time. If untreated before the snow starts falling, or uncared for once it begins, outside fixtures can depreciate, bend, weaken, and soften to the point where they can break without much notice.

If you are the one who gets hurt by these unknown dangers, it can lead to a debilitating injury. If it is someone else who gets hurt, though, it can very easily be you who is made to pay for the costs of their recovery.

Hazards on Your Property Can Lead to Premises Liability

Dangerous conditions on your property can cause someone else to slip or trip and fall and get hurt. Potholes, weak stairs, rotted floorboards, slippery walkways, and crumbling railings can all lead to someone getting seriously hurt if the danger is not apparent and they do not notice the hazard.

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A car accident in Epsom, New Hampshire proved to be a deadly one with one of the drivers perishing from the injuries. Three others were rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident highlights how the legal doctrine of negligence per se can work in a car crash case.police-line-300x225 Continue reading →

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Winter Weather Hazards

It’s always cold the beginning of the New Year in New Hampshire, but recent history has proven it to be brutal. New Hampshire confronts unique issues with the weather because it can get substantially more frigid than the rest of the country. Slick roads, snow shoveling and the potential for frostbite are an everpresent danger during the winter.WinterNH-300x200

Remember to:

  • Drive safely in snow and avoid driving when road conditions are particularly inhospitable and visibility is low.
  • Be mindful of the potential for frostbite if shoveling snow or outside for any other purpose, and take regular breaks to ensure your body temperature does not drop too low.

Carbon Monoxide Hazard

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As the holiday season has come and will soon be gone, the tide of shoppers descends upon stores. First, it was Black Friday that ignited the holiday rush, and those who were once casual shoppers became fervent deal-seekers. Now, it’s the after-Christmas sales that some believe offer the most deals.holiday-injuries-300x180

At Tenn And Tenn, P.A., we know that this deal-seeking shopping frenzy can have some undesirable side effects, as shoppers push and shove past one another in the name of flat screen TVs and designer clothes. Something about the allure of a bargain bin seems to push shoppers toward a kind of mania, and in that commotion, people can and have gotten hurt. Holiday shopping injuries occur with increasing frequency, and are always eagerly reported by local and national news outlets.

Most Common Types of Holiday Shopping Injuries

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Imagine minding your own business at home, when suddenly, an explosion rocks your apartment complex. This shocking situation was a reality for the residents at an apartment complex in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. this past August. The explosion resulted in a fire that destroyed most of the apartment complex and caused many who were in the building at the time to fear for their lives. The explosion claimed the lives of seven people, and cause injury to over 40 people, in addition to the destruction of what many were calling home.apartmentfire

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Imagine trusting a newborn infant in the hands of paramedics, only to have the child suffer third degree burns during transport. This is the chilling tale of one Idaho family, who has opened a lawsuit against the city of Rexburg over the incident. The Porter family was home one evening, when something unexpected happened. Jenise Porter delivered the unexpected birth of her child, Londyn Porter. Paramedics were called in to rush Londyn to the hospital. What the Porter family expected was a safe trip for their newborn daughter. What happened caused them to take legal action against the city.warninggraphicd-300x168

The Porter Family’s Case

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