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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.

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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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Star Wars actor Anton Yelchin was killed by his jeep when it rolled backward and crushed him in his front yard. The actor’s Jeep Grand Cherokee, manufactured by Fiat Chrysler, was singled out last August for problems with its gearshift. recall-stamp-300x185

Last August, the U.S. National Highway Traffics Safety Administration (NHTSA) began an investigation of 408,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs, which turned into an engineering analysis of Jeep Grand Cherokees, Dodge, and Chrysler cars. The agency described the gear shifts as “not intuitive” and likely to result in “unintended gear selections.”

New vehicles were outfitted with electronic gearshifts that did not operate in the same way as regular gearshifts. Instead of moving to a new position for each gear, the electronic gearshift was pushed and returned to a central position. Drivers had to check the highlighted gear to know the chosen gear. Many drivers, especially drivers new to these cars, were not able to discern which gear was selected, and accidentally left the car in neutral or reverse.

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Accidental deaths have reached a record high in the United States, according to a new report by the National Safety Council. Accidental poisonings, vehicle crashes, and falls are now among the leading causes of accidental deaths. accidental-death17643538_s-300x200

The report found that in 2014, about 136,000 Americans died from an accidental incident. The new number is 4.2% higher than the year before, and over 15% higher than the percent of accidental deaths a decade ago.

For a long time, vehicle crashes were the number one cause of accident deaths. The new report found that accidental overdoses and poisonings increased more than 78% from a decade ago, moving them to the number one cause of accidental death. This might explain why accidental deaths have increased in the last decade despite car accidents falling by 22%. Over 60% of accidental poisonings occur in people under the age of 20.

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Suppose you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. You have contacted an attorney, and the investigation and discovery phase of the case is currently ongoing. You may believe that from here, it will be smooth sailing, and your attorney will be able to handle your case as you go about business as usual. While this is true to an extent, there is one hidden danger you may not be aware of: social media.

Social Media And Your Case

When you are involved in a personal injury case, it is common to hear your attorney tell you to avoid speaking to anyone about the matters of the case unless it is absolutely necessary. Typically, anything you say and do will be misused by the defense to attempt to thwart your case, however, the importance of your social media presence is seldom discussed. This topic cannot be stressed enough. In today’s technologically advanced world, the defense has an array of tools at their disposal to poke holes in your case. If you have a social media profile, the defense may try to use this to their advantage. Pictures, videos, and even simple text posts can all be taken out of context and misused entirely by the defense the same way public statements can be. If you are involved in a personal injury case, and you make regular use of a social media presence, follow these tips below. Social-Media

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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, support yourself and if you will 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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Swimming Pool Safety for NH Families

 Its mid-August in New Hampshire and many families will spend the last few weeks of summer by the pool.  With the school year rapidly approaching, parents and children alike try to maximize outdoor recreation with friends and family.  But please remember, swimming pool accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and can have tragic consequences. Medical reports show that a submerged child can lose consciousness within just two minutes, and permanent brain injury can occur within four to six minutes.

NH pool accidentsAccording to a report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in 2012 nearly 140 children in the U.S. died in swimming pool accidents between Memorial Day and Labor Day.   And, approximately another 200 children suffered near-fatal incidents in pools or spas. All the children were under the age of 16.