Articles Tagged with New Hampshire personal injury

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Why-do-Motorcyclists-Need-an-Attorney-After-a-Collision-300x200Motorcycle accidents in New Hampshire are always a scary experience and can lead to significant injuries or fatalities. Regardless of whether or not you caused the accident or partially caused it, you need or could greatly benefit from an experienced motorcycle accident attorney in New Hampshire. There are several reasons for this, namely: bias toward motorcycles, lack of knowledge of motorcycles, and insurance companies who manipulate the latter two reasons – these things together or separate can create conditions where either an insurance adjuster or a jury can justify reducing or denying compensation.

Below is a brief discussion on why you should consider a trusted motorcycle attorney in New Hampshire if or when you get into an accident.

Stereotypes of Motorcyclists & Its Impact on New Hampshire Auto Accidents

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Whether it’s for business or for pleasure, thousands of motorists drive through the Granite State every year. From commuting to and from work or just taking a scenic drive in the mountains, drivers make good use of the 16,000 plus public roads found in New Hampshire. But what happens if you are involved in an accident that is caused by a dangerous or defective road? How do you seek compensation for your wrecked car or any injuries you might sustain?

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A car accident can happen to anyone anywhere, and it will often take a person completely by surprise and leave him or her reeling in shock, especially if injuries were sustained. Maybe you were out with your family driving along any one of our Granite State’s scenic highways, or maybe you were just running a quick errand to the store. Being in a car accident can irrevocably change your life in a matter of a few seconds.

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Tenn-Comparitive-fault-300x219In July 2021, a four-vehicle collision (including a semi-trailer truck) shut down several lanes of traffic on I-93 in New Hampshire. Fortunately, none of the injuries were life-threatening, but the accident itself is an object lesson in the complexities of figuring out percentages of fault under New Hampshire’s tort laws. Multiple personal Continue reading →

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Tenn-car-safety-features-300x204As our cars’ safety and technological features increase in complexity every year, you may be concerned about how safe they are. It’s difficult to give up control of your speed, braking, and lane changes to a machine. We’re so trained to actively drive our cars that it can be disconcerting when your steering wheel thinks you’re trying to change lanes without signaling when you’re really passing through a construction zone with old, faded lane lines crossing through your path. At least three people have already died in driverless car crashes. As our automotive future “steers” us towards driverless cars, should we be concerned? And what happens when our car safety features don’t work the way they should?

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Tenn-motorcycle-accident-300x236If you’re a New Hampshire motorcyclist, you’re likely aware of just how dangerous and scary a motorcycle accident can be. According to the Insurance Information Institute, even skilled, defensive motorcyclists are at heightened risk of crashes—for several reasons.

They’re open vehicles. They’re smaller and less visible to other motorists on the road. They require a different and more precise mental and physical skill-set than other vehicles. Motorcyclists also tend to exhibit a higher vulnerability to adverse road conditions and poor weather than people in closed vehicles.

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Tenn-Slow-driving-300x275When we think of dangerous driving, our minds often go to fast cars zipping in and out of traffic, threatening the safety of everyone around them. While it’s true that the need for speed can indeed be hazardous, driving too slowly can be just as perilous.

Why People Drive Too Slowly

Distractions are one of the leading causes of slow driving. As humans, we like to think of ourselves as excellent multitaskers, able to drive and check our texts or emails at the same time. In Continue reading →

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Tenn-road-debris-300x218New Hampshire is known for its beautiful scenery, filled with mountains, lakes, fall foliage, and more. Along with that beauty comes the risk of natural debris. Last summer, a New Hampshire woman died after crashing into trees. In April 2021, a New Hampshire woman hit a tree on a Vermont road and died. A fire ensued mid-May 2021 after a driver hit a deer on Rt 118 in Dorchester.

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Tenn-accidents-during-pandemic-215x300In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, mandatory lockdowns resulted in many companies moving to remote work, resulting in fewer cars on the road. For months, highways and roads that had been stop-and-go during rush hour were now open and empty. With the decrease in activity, one would expect a decrease in automobile accidents. In fact, the opposite was true.

A National Safety Council report found that an estimated 42,060 individuals died in auto accidents during 2020—this represents an increase of 8% compared to 2019. Eight states had an increase of more than 17% (ranging from 18% to 33%) in the number of estimated deaths due to car crashes. Examined through another lens, if you compare national “traffic deaths to the number of miles driven, the rate of fatalities rose 24%.”

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Tenn-Motorcycle-injury-page-300x179While New Hampshire motorcycle enthusiasts may reap the benefits of enjoying the open road, there are definite dangers that affect motorcycles more than others. Being a motorcyclist is risky. It doesn’t help that the type of injuries that even a skilled, defensive motorcyclist can sustain tend to cause a disproportionate amount of damage, pain, and suffering compared to closed-vehicle accidents.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2018, the number of motorcyclist (or motorcycle passenger) deaths was almost 27 times the number of deaths in cars per mile traveled. This is partially because the Continue reading →

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