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Another motorcycle riding season has arrived.  Every day, thousands of motorcyclists will hit the open road for summer fun, packed with motorcycle rallies, bike races, bike nights, group rides and scenic tours. The Motorcycle Accident  Lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. remind you to spend a few minutes to review your motorcycle insurance policy. Having ample motorcycle insurance coverage will help protect you and your passenger if you’re involved in a motorcycle accident.Insurance Policy

As motorcycle insurance is not required in New Hampshire, many riders opt to go without coverage. Our Iron Horse Lawyers don’t recommend this course of action.  Basic motorcycle insurance coverage is affordable and offers some protection in the event of a motorcycle crash. Liability insurance, uninsured motorist coverage, property damage and medical payments coverage are basic coverage options that every motorcyclist should have.

Minimum insurance coverage is better than no insurance coverage. But, minimum coverage will not be sufficient to protect your financial wellbeing in the long run. The NH minimum bodily injury limits are $25,000. Our NH personal Injury Attorneys recommend that you carry at least $100,000/$300,000. To protect yourself against Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists, you should maintain a minimum of $100,000 coverage per person, and $300,000 per occurrence. Medical insurance is available to cover the costs of your doctors and hospital bills. Consider carrying at least $10,000 of medical payments coverage.

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The Motorcycle Accident Lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester, New Hampshire take this opportunity to remind everyone that May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.  The month of May has been recognized nationally as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, in conjunction with the start of the motorcycle riding season.  To encourage motorists and motorcyclists alike to “share the road.”  Motorist awareness is a fundamental goal of The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Motorcycles have the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle on the roadway.  The NHTSA reminds all motorists to safely “share the road” with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

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As motorcycle accident lawyers, we see first hand the tragic results of motorcycle accidents and collisions and the injuries sustained to motorcyclists.  Each year, motorcycle accidents cause severe injury and claim the lives of many New Hampshire and Massachusetts residents.  Unfortunately, many of these motorcycle collisions are caused by inattentive drivers who fail to see motorcyclists.

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A recent article about a proposed ban on so-called “high-risk motorcycles” in Quebec raises interesting questions about whether the United States would ever follow suit. Apparently, Quebec is looking to follow a French system which classifies motorcycles in seven tiers, taking age and experience into account. The proposed switch in system is supported by motorcycle accident statistics that show that so-called “high-performance” motorcycles are up to eight times more likely to crash than cars on the road.

Though the likelihood of the United States ever adopting such a system seems slim to none, it is interesting to consider the dangers of varying degrees of motorcycle speed and power. According to the Quebec insurance agency, “high-risk” motorcycles include those which feature low, short handlebars, oversized frames, and streamlined designs that emphasize a crouched driving position. These include bikes by BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha, among others. These bikes are designed for performance and speed and usually operate at far higher CCs than other bikes.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents occur on bikes of all calibers. Take the case of a Tenn

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Motorcycle operators and their passengers are exposed to great bodily harm every time they take to the open road. The common misconception is that motorcycle owners are reckless and pose a threat of harm to others. However, statistics reveal quite the opposite information, confirming that automobile drivers often cause the collisions that results in serious personal injury to, or the death of, the motorcyclist. Each year, thousands of motorcyclists lose their lives in collisions caused by negligent and careless drivers.

Motorcycle helmets, leather and armored jackets, chaps and riding boots offer little protection against some of the most serious injuries, including herniated discs, traumatic brain injury, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones. Substantial medical expenses and lost wages can cripple the finances of the family of a motorcycle accident victim.

In New Hampshire, a motorcycle driver or passenger who sustains an injury from a motorcycle accident must file suit within three (3) years from the day of the accident. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident in New Hampshire, you may be awarded past and future lost wages, past and future medical expenses and damages for pain and suffering. In some situations, particularly where alcohol is involved by the at-fault driver, enhanced compensatory damages may be awarded.

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A recent article about a proposed ban on so-called “high-risk motorcycles” in Quebec raises interesting questions about whether the United States would ever follow suit. Apparently, Quebec is looking to follow a French system which classifies motorcycles in seven tiers, taking age and experience into account. The proposed switch in system is supported by motorcycle accident statistics that show that so-called “high-performance” motorcycles are up to eight times more likely to crash than cars on the road.

Though the likelihood of the United States ever adopting such a system seems slim to none, it is interesting to consider the dangers of varying degrees of motorcycle speed and power. According to the Quebec insurance agency, “high-risk” motorcycles include those which feature low, short handlebars, oversized frames, and streamlined designs that emphasize a crouched driving position. These include bikes by BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha, among others. These bikes are designed for performance and speed and usually operate at far higher CCs than other bikes.

Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents occur on bikes of all calibers. Take the case of a Tenn

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On May 20, an accident involving a motorcyclist hurt by a motor vehicle occurred when the car made a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. According to a report, a motorcyclist of NH was struck by a car that made a left turn in front of the motorcycle. Though the circumstances of the crash have not been fully revealed, it appears that the driver turned in front of the motorcycle in front of an ice cream shop. Both men were conscious and able to talk after the motorcycle crash in New Hampshire and no citations were given out.

Drivers turning in front of motorcyclists present an ongoing threat to the health and safety of motorcyclists. All too often, a driver does not realize that the motorcyclist is in their path, either because they are distracted or unaware. The crash that can result usually does little to no harm to the driver of the motor vehicle, but can cause traumatic damage to the motorcyclist. In this case, the rider was not wearing a helmet. Though it looks like he made it through this time, his injuries could have been far more severe and even deadly.

Hopefully, the accident victim has sought out the services of an experienced and competent New Hampshire motorcycle accident injury attorney to help him get the compensation he needs and deserves as he deals with his injuries. Tenn And Tenn, P.A. specializes in this kind of skillful legal representation in fact, we recently obtained out-of-pocket and insurance compensation for a client who was struck by a driver who tried to “beat the light” in an intersection, causing traumatic brain injury and other injuries.