Articles Tagged with nh motorcycle lawyers

Published on:

Riding a motorcycle is a wonderfully exhilarating experience that stimulates your senses and provides a feeling of freedom and enjoyment. There are more motorcycles on the road today than ever before. According to statistics released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) motorcycle use is at an all-time high in the United States. Unfortunately, with so many motorcycles on the roads today, a significant increase in motorcycle crashes and injuries has also occurred. Studies show that there has been a greater than 50% increase in motorcycle injuries over the 7 year period from 2001 to 2008. If a motorcyclist is injured due to the fault of another, they are entitled to receive compensation for their injuries. And if the injuries are severe and result in death, the victim’s family can recover compensation for the loss of their loved one. motorcycle-accident-lawyer-monroe-300x177

New Hampshire Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries

Continue reading →

Published on:

For a motorcyclist, cars on the road can be a very serious threat. A motorcycle is an open air vehicle, exposing the rider to extreme injury, should an accident occur. Because of this both rider and driver alike must take extra precautions to avoid collisions. If an accident occurs, both drivers should remain on scene until help arrives. Unfortunately for one motorcyclist in Concord, this was not the case. Concord police are currently searching for the perpetrator of a serious vehicle accident. A hit and run occurred close to 5:30 pm this week past. A motorcyclist was struck by another driver on the road, driving a white car. The vehicle fled the scene shortly after. The motorcyclist was hospitalized with serious injuries, and the hit and run driver is still at large.crash

Hit-And-Run In New Hampshire

Continue reading →

Published on:

When someone suffers an injury due to another party’s negligence, the victim reasonably assumes that the injuring party is responsible for the accident and resulting damages. But many states have comparative liability laws that take the victim’s liability into account and deduct compensation payments based on the amount of responsibility attributed to the injured person. Man-with-Motorcycle-Helmet-300x197

Helmet laws are one example of the effects of comparative liability. When helmet use is not required by law an injured person may not be held responsible for an accident. When helmet use is required, the injured person’s own negligence will play an important role in compensation determination.

Continue reading →

Published on:

Laconia Motorcycle Week moves another year closer to the century mark with its 92nd annual celebration. Bikers who ride safe will hopefully return to bike week for many years to come. Laconia Bike Week
More than 400,000 riders will descend on this central New Hampshire town and lakes region beginning June 13 for the weeklong, world class rally. With a full slate of events, celebrations and parties, motorcyclists can easily get lost in the excitement and forget essential safety rules to avoid a motorcycle accident and or DUI arrests. A little bit of caution will keep you on your bike enjoying your ride.

Do some planning before heading out to parties and gatherings. Keep these tips in mind:

  • If you plan to drink, park your bike. Arrange transportation with a friend or plan to stay overnight at the party site. These plans are easier to make before you take that first drink.
  • Eat before you drink. Alcohol on an empty stomach is absorbed much faster, and you will get intoxicated much more quickly.
  • Limit what you drink and stop a few hours before you leave. You know your limits, so keep track of what you’re drinking and stop when you need to.
  • Focus more on the company than on drinking. You may only see these friends once a year at the rally, make the most of it.

Drinking alcohol isn’t limited to nighttime gatherings and parties. Bike Week festivities feature many beer tents among the food stalls, motorcycle displays and merchandise tents. You can easily lose track of just how many stops at the beer tent you have made. Make a mental note of how much you drink throughout the day, and stop a few hours before it’s time to pack up and head back to the hotel or camp site. Stop and listen to some music at the Big Entertainment Tent outside Laconia Roadhouse or pick up some free coffee at the White Church.

Continue reading →

Published on:

A man from Pittsfield, New Hampshire was killed  recently when his motorcycle crashed into another vehicle.  Police told WMUR, that the 54-year-old man was riding behind a vehicle on Suncook Valley Highway.  When the lead vehicle turned right an SUV pulled on the Highway from the side road and the motorcycle hit it.  Authorities said an off-duty firefighter attempted to perform CPR, but he died at the scene. caution

Although Labor Day has come and gone, there will still be hundreds of motorcycles on the roads as we move into fall.  There are some things to keep in mind both as a motorcyclist as well as a vehicle driver.

Bikers, remember to wear protective equipment.  This includes a helmet, eye protection, ear protection, jackets, gloves, riding pants, and boots.  In the event of a crash, these safety  items may not only help to protect your skin from significant road rash, they could save your life.

Continue reading →

Published on:

Laconia Motorcycle Week 2013

 This year, Laconia Motorcycle Week celebrates its 90th Anniversary!  The Rally will be held from Saturday, June 8, 2013, through Sunday, June 16, 2013.  The Laconia Rally has grown from approximately 300 riders in 1916 to approximately 350,000 riders and visitors today.

Laconia2013-800x488The Laconia Rally is one of the premier motorcycle rallies in the world.  The scenic NH lakes region provides a spectacular backdrop for motorcycle riders and enthusiasts.  The Rally provides a full week of great activities, motorcycle rides, and fantastic people-watching.  Some of the world’s best custom motorcycles can be viewed cruising through the strip at Weirs Beach.

Published on:

NH Motorcycle Lawyers Recover $1 Million Dollars for Injured Motorcyclist

 The Motorcycle Lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester, NH recently obtained a $1 million dollar recovery for a NH man severely injured in a motorcycle collision.

tennandtenn_t_mark_dbOur injury lawyers are devoted to representing accident victims and obtaining for them maximum compensation for their injuries. It’s what we do, and we’re good at it.

Published on:

Motorcycle Accidents & Road Rash Injuries

New Hampshire Motorcycle Attorneys

A motorcycle accident can result in serious and debilitating injuries. Even when traveling at relatively low speeds, motorcyclists face the potential for catastrophic injuries.  Road rash is one of the most commonly sustained injuries from a motorcycle crash. Depending on the severity of the injury, road rash can result in a lengthy period of rehabilitation along with permanent and disfiguring scarring.

Published on:

Motorcycle-Only Roadside Checkpoints

Nationwide, state and local governments continue to try to implement motorcycle-only checkpoints that target motorcyclists for inspection by law enforcement officers. Many of these motorcycle-only checkpoints are funded by grants from the federal government through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Opponents argue that these motorcycle-only stops unfairly target and discriminate against motorcyclists.

Advocates for the motorcycle checkpoints say that these stops are in the public’s best interest and designed to look for safety violations.  As such, they allow for motorcyclists to be pulled over by law enforcement, even when they have violated no laws or rules of the road.  One such Grant, in the amount of $70,000, was awarded to the State of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Safety stated that the motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints will be utilized to check for proper licensing, DOT helmets, alcohol usage, valid tags, as well the general operating condition of the motorcycle.

Published on:

In a Split Second-Everything Changes. A View From Behind The Handlebars

Ask any seasoned motorcyclist about their observations from behind the handlebars, and you will hear a somber tale of distracted motorists.  Our roadways are filled with distracted drivers who are paying attention to everything, except driving. The motorcycle lawyers at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. in Manchester, NH have handled many motorcycle collisions this year.  As motorcycle riders ourselves, we know first-hand both the joys and perils of motorcycling.motorcyclecropped

The view from behind the handlebars of a motorcycle is both exhilarating and alarming. As a veteran motorcyclist, I ride in a state of hyper-alertness.  Constantly watching other drivers, inspecting roadway conditions, and attempting to anticipate unforeseen events, is a daily chore of a motorcycle rider. And what we see from behind the handlebars is scary: Drivers on cell phones-talking-texting-and emailing; Drivers turned backwards disciplining children in the back of the car; Drivers with a sandwich in one hand and a beverage in the other, while they guide their car with their knee.  And, despite our best efforts to observe everything and react appropriately-in a split second-everything can change.