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Memorial Day travelers in New Hampshire beware: Memorial Day Weekend is, statistically, the most dangerous weekend to drive in the entire year. Between the sheer volume of cars on the road, the rush to get from one place to another, and alcohol, you are four times as likely to die in a car crash over Memorial Day weekend as you are on a regular weekend.memorialdaydownload-300x150

Here are the dangers that you will need to keep in mind, it you intend on driving this Memorial Day weekend and want to avoid a potentially disastrous car accident.

More Cars Mean More Crashes

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Did you know that in 2017, some 799 fatalities occurred in and around roadway work zones, and 129 resulted in pedestrian fatalities? According to data published by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse, hundreds of fatalities occur each and every year in and around roadway work zones across our Country. Others have estimated that on average, a work zone crash occurred once every 5.4 minutes. Every day, 70 work zone crashes occurred that resulted in at least one injury.  On average, three fatalities each work day happen in highway construction areas nationwide. workzone

 

Fatalities and other catastrophic injuries often occur when there are unsafe traffic and pedestrian detours near a work zone.

 

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Being involved in a car accident can be a terrifying and confusing experience, but one thing to keep in mind is that victims of a car accident in the State of New Hampshire have legal options. After an auto accident, your adrenaline may be rushing and you may not notice any immediate injuries, but it is essential that you go to the hospital after you have been involved in a car accident. That being said, exactly what steps should you take after a car accident? Unless you are seriously injured, of course, you should take the following steps after a car accident:car-accidents-1-300x206

  • “Document the name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number and insurance information of the other driver;
  • Write down the make, model, and license plate number of each car involved;
  • Collect the name, address and phone number of any witness who observed the accident. Oftentimes, witness information is critical to establishing fault;
  • Find out the investigating police officer’s name and ask how to obtain a copy of the police report; and
  • If possible, photograph the accident scene or draw a diagram of how the accident happened along with the final resting places of the vehicles, before they are moved or towed from the scene.”

Medical Attention After an Auto Accident

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The rate of auto accidents in the United States is staggeringly high. There are too many drivers on the roads that have tendencies toward aggressive and distracted driving. However, the fact that car accidents are common does not mean that they are harmless. Auto accidents can be very costly, now and in the future. In the state of New Hampshire, victims of car accidents have legal options, but at what point exactly do you need an attorney to file a personal injury claim after a car accident? Car-Accident-300x200

What To Do After a Car Accident in New Hampshire

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Auto accidents can cause a multitude of injuries. Some of the injuries caused by car accidents may not be immediately apparent as they are injuries that you may not be able to see, but have more “silent” symptoms, so to speak. Often, the type of injury you suffer may depend on the severity of the accident in which you have been involved, but that is not always the case. A few examples of common injuries that you may suffer due to an auto accident are as follows:https://www.nhlegalblog.com/files/2018/12/concussion.x71398-300x207.jpg

  • Brain injuries;
  • Back injuries;
  • Broken bones;
  • Neck injuries; and
  • Emotional distress.

Brain injuries are particularly dangerous because our brains play possibly the most vital role as our body’s control center. There is one very common brain injury caused by auto accidents—a concussion; however, when a brain injury such as a concussion occurs, there are some little-known signs that this brain injury has occurred of which we should all be aware.

Brain Injuries or Concussions After an Auto Accident

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When injured in a car accident, the recovery process can take a large toll financially and emotionally on the victim and the victim’s family. Medical bills can quickly build up and the injury victim may not be able to work while recovering from the accident. The family may be wondering where will the money come from to pay for all the medical expenses.

Types of Medical Costs

Medical expenses can begin to accrue immediately following treatment in an auto accident. However, an accident victim may require multiple visits to the doctor or hospital following initial treatment. Depending on the severity of the injury involved, it is very possible that the victims will have to continue with follow-up or ongoing medical care, for months or years to come.medical-bills8684-300x200

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Riding a motorcycle down the open road can be invigorating. However, there are risks that come with riding a motorcycle and sharing the road with other vehicles. Dangerous road conditions and negligent drivers are some of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents in New Hampshire. In February 2018, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the 2016 data on “Traffic Safety Facts” for Motorcycles. Some of the key findings about motorcycles on the road in 2016 are as follows:

  • There were 5,286 motorcyclist fatalities in 2016, a 5.1% increase from 2015;
  • Fatalities for motorcycle riders was nearly 28 times higher than passenger vehicle fatalities based on miles traveled;
  • 57% of motorcycle fatalities occurred in urban areas; and
  • 97% of motorcycle fatalities occurred under cloudy or clear conditions.statutelimitations3c6-2a2d22b30d9a-300x180

Filing a Personal Injury Claim After a Motorcycle Accident in New Hampshire

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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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