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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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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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To succeed on a personal injury claim, you need to show that the person you are suing had a responsibility to keep you safe, did not follow through on that responsibility, and this caused your injury. One of the trickiest parts of a personal injury claim is proving that the person who hurt you had a responsibility to keep you safe, or at least a duty not to hurt you. While this is often difficult, there are also situations where it is quite easy, such as when someone was per se negligent. negligence

Negligence Per Se

There are many laws and regulations that dictate what we can and cannot do in the course of our daily lives. These laws exist to keep everyone safe by dictating how basic things are done in the United States. By acting uniformly in this way, we ensure that other people are not needlessly put in harm’s way.

These laws basically set a minimum standard of care for other people that we need to uphold.

Therefore, whenever someone violates one of these laws and ends up hurting you, it can be used as proof that they were negligent. This is because violating these laws is negligence per se, or intrinsically negligent.

This works by reading the law as setting the responsibility that had to be upheld, and then the violation of that law as proof that it was not.

An Example: Driving on the Right Side of the Road

An excellent, and all too common, example of how negligence per se works is New Hampshire’s law that requires drivers to keep to the right side of the road. Whenever someone veers over the center line and causes a car accident, they were likely per se negligent. The minimum standard of care that they had to uphold was to drive on the right side of the road. Crossing over the center line and causing an accident, therefore, is proof that they were not driving on the right side.

Implications of Negligence Per Se

Whenever there is a law, regulation, or statute that dictates how people should act, and then someone violates that rule and someone gets hurt from the violation, it makes it easier to get compensation from them in a personal injury lawsuit. Without having to argue as much over whether they had a responsibility to keep you safe and whether they violated that responsibility, the case becomes much more straightforward.

Personal Injury Attorneys at Tenn And Tenn

Even though negligence per se is a convenient concept for personal injury cases, it still often takes an experience personal injury attorney to make sure that it works properly. This is why hiring the personal injury attorneys at Manchester’s own Tenn And Tenn law firm is one of the best ways to ensure that you receive Continue reading →

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In addition to Samsung’s recent troubles with the recall of their new phone for some explosive issues, Samsung has found themselves once again in hot water. Samsung, while known primarily for their handheld electronic devices, is also a manufacturer of a number of appliances, ranging from televisions to washing machines. Samsung has been the subject of several lawsuits regarding one of their models of washing machines.washing-machine-explodes-780x439-300x169

Exploding Washing Machines

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Earlier this month, over 50 professional wrestlers filed a class action lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) alleging that the wrestlers are suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a form of permanent brain damage that results from the degenerative disease, as a result of repeated hits to the head.wwe-300x221

The case is working its way through the system concurrently with a handful of other similar single and class-action cases against the WWE. This week, the United States District Court of Connecticut granted WWE’s motion for reconsideration to file a countersuit against four wrestlers in another, similar class action suit against the company.

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A man is suing the City of Pittsburgh for using a hand-held magnetic security wand too close to his pacemaker, causing it to fail.https://www.nhlegalblog.com/files/2016/07/Security_check_39368455.57585c45bd66d-300x169.jpg

Vince Kelly says that when he arrived at Pittsburgh Municipal Court in June of 2014 2014 he cautioned the guard that the metal detector could interfere with his pacemaker. The guard allowed Kelly to go around the detector, but then waived a hand-held metal detector device too close to his heart, causing Kelly to fall and briefly loose consciousness.

The security guard worked for a private company that was contracted by the city and county. Kelly is suing the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Victory Security.

A previous study by researchers in Europe found that airport metal detectors have no effect on pacemakers. Researchers used two different detectors set to the highest settings on almost 400 patients with pacemakers or defibrillators. The patients had devices from 11 different companies, representing about 75% of the pacemaker and defibrillator market. After 30 seconds under the detectors, researchers noted no problems with the patients. Continue reading →

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When Hit by a Driver in New Hampshire with No Auto InsuranceWho Pays?

The United States Accident statistics show that Americans average roughly six million car accidents annually. This staggering figure of accidents claims over 40,000 lives and injures three million people yearly. With these statistics, it is prudent to conclude that auto accidents are the leading cause of personal injury in the U.S. alone. It does not mean that because car accidents are common that the cases are always easy to handle. For this reason, you need a New Hampshire injury lawyer that can help you sort out the issues. shutterstock_224496679

Car accidents are  costly, can cause serious personal injuries and they can cause a major change of lifestyle. You may be left with a deformity that can make you unable to perform your normal functions. Auto accidents  in New Hampshire can be complex because the legalities of compensation are different from that of some other states. Victims of vehicle accidents in New Hampshire have rights in regards to the legal options of our state.