Articles Tagged with NH Motorcycle Lawyer

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The calendar keeps telling us what the weather hasn’t yet – spring is upon us.  That means it’s time to get your motorcycle ready for the season.  It is important to spend the time, effort, and energy in getting your bike ready to ride as it can keep you safe, and help prevent a major accident. ready_for_spring_

Starting with your base, check the tires.  Depending on how new your bike is, or how many miles you put on it last season, it may be time to get some new tires.  You don’t want to see any cracks, holes, or flat spots.  Nails and screws in your tires can really put a damper on any ride, as can exposed wire or metal meshing coming through the tread.  Also, check the tire pressure before heading out.  With temperature changes where you’ve stored the motorcycle all winter the tires may need some more air.

Checking the battery before you jump on your bike for an afternoon ride is advisable.  If you haven’t started the engine all winter it may or may not start right up for you on the first try.  Take out the battery and charge it overnight.  While you’re doing that, it’s a good time to check your fluid levels in each cell.  Fill the ones that are below the recommended level with distilled water or specific manufacturer recommended product.

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In the state of New Hampshire, motorcycle drivers must have a current, valid motorcycle license or permit.  There are several steps in order to obtain a motorcycle license or permit. First and foremost, you must be a licensed driver in New Hampshire.NH Motorcycle License

A motorcycle learner’s permit is valid for 45 days or until the motorcyclist receives a license.  A permit can be applied for at any DMV office by a New Hampshire resident 18 years old or older, or by someone between 16 and 18 years old who has successfully passed an approved driver’s education class.  A motorcyclist with a learner’s permit can only ride between sunrise and sunset, and he or she is not allowed to have any passengers.  Someone who wants a motorcycle learner’s permit must pass a vision test and the motorcycle knowledge test, which is based on the Motorcycle Handbook.  There is also a $30 fee, which will also cover a motorcycle license if that application is filed within a year of the learner’s permit.

In order to obtain a motorcycle license you must be at least 16 years old, have a current, valid New Hampshire license, pass a vision test and provide proof of your fitness to operate a motorcycle.  A license applicant can prove his fitness by either passing a Basic Rider Class or taking a DMV motorcycle skills test.  If the rider is under the age of 18, in addition to passing the Basic Rider Class, the motorcyclist must also provide a parental permission form.  There is also a $30 application fee to apply for a motorcycle license, which is waived if the learner’s permit was applied for within the past year.

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Tenn And Tenn, P.A. is pleased to announce that three of its senior trial lawyers, James, John and Mary Tenn, have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America. One of the lawyers, John Tenn, has been recognized for his work in Personal Injury Litigation. John’s personal injury practice is diverse. His cases cover a wide range of personal injuries including automobile collisions, slip and falls, product liability, and toxic torts. But he is most passionate about the injured motorcyclists he represents.

NH Best LawyersInjury Attorney John Tenn started riding motorcycles in the 1980’s when he was in high school. His friends remember him as a young man fascinated by motorcycles. With the world renowned Laconia Motorcycle Rally just 30 minutes away from his home town, John would attend the Rally each year. This year (2014) will mark John’s 30th consecutive Rally. John’s enthusiasm for motorcycles, the motorcycle community and motorcycle law, continues to this day.

After graduating from law school, John began his legal career as a personal injury lawyer in NH. Now in his twenty second year as a trial attorney, John represents injured parties against insurance companies. John’s focus continues on representing injured motorists and bikers.

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