John, a medical malpractice client

John, a medical malpractice client

“Thank you for all your hard work and determination. You all were nothing short of powerful, intense and focused. We are proud to have had you on our team. Thank you!”

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If you or a loved one have been injured due to negligent medical care, it is essential that you have competent legal representation from the onset of your case through litigation. Big insurance companies have lawyers looking out for their interests and you should too! New Hampshire medical malpractice attorneys Maureen Raiche Manning and

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NH Personal Injury Attorneys Describe Common Causes of Car Crashes

If you have been injured in a car crash, the NH personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC may be able to help you receive compensation. Car crashes are a common occurrence on the roads, but there are various ways to avoid being involved in one. To do so, it is important to understand the most common types of crashes and why they occur.

Hitting a Parked Car

When most people think of a car crash, they think of two vehicles traveling at high speeds on the road. In reality, parked cars are often involved in crashes that result in hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damages. One of the most common scenarios in which a parked car crash occurs is when you are backing out of a driveway without checking behind your vehicle. It is easy to miss a parked car in your blind spot, even if you are using a backup camera and your mirrors. To reduce your risk of hitting a parked car or having another driver collide with your parked vehicle, consider parking further away. Tight parking spots increase the risk of a crash, even if you do manage to park successfully. The driver next to you or behind you may have a harder time leaving the parking spot.


Rear-end crashes occur when a vehicle hits the car in front of it. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that 29 percent of all crashes are rear-ended collisions. A study by the Administration found that rear-end collision drivers were distracted from the road by various activities. From looking at something off of the road, to talking or texting on the phone, it is best to minimize the risk of a rear-end collision by keeping your attention focused on the road.


Standing water requires your tires to move water out of the way to stay in contact with the road. When water goes above the tread of your tires it becomes difficult for them to maintain traction on the road, which leads to hydroplaning. Hydroplaning occurs when the car accelerates to the point where the tires are unable to successfully move water away from the road and leaves a layer of water between them. Once this occurs, you are no longer in control of your vehicle. The car may go in a different direction regardless of your attempts to steer since your wheels are not working properly. If you try to brake suddenly while hydroplaning, your wheels will become like water skis, propelling your car forward at a faster rate. Hydroplaning is easier to avoid if you drive at a slower rate of speed, especially when it first starts to rain. Slowing your vehicle makes it possible for your tires to come into contact with the road again. Tires with worn treads are more likely to hydroplane since there is nowhere for the water to go. Steady pressure applied to the brakes can also help slow your vehicle to a safer speed until it regains traction.


Animals are also a common cause of accidents on the road, particularly when it comes to rural areas. To avoid an animal collision, drive with your high beams on when traveling through a rural area at night. Following the posted speed limit in any area is important as it gives you more time to slow down if you encounter an obstacle on the road.

Side-Impact Collisions

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a 2009 study, finding that 27 percent of deaths among passengers are caused by T-bone collisions. T-bone collisions occur when one vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle that has the right of way. These deadly collisions are often caused by drivers who are speeding or not attending to the flow of traffic at an intersection. To avoid being involved in a T-bone collision, look both ways for any oncoming vehicles, even if you have the right of way. You should always come to a full stop at red lights and stop signs to ensure that no distracted drivers are coming towards you. Side-impact collisions are generally more severe than other types of accidents because the side of a vehicle has less room for protective technology than the front or rear. Side collisions

Karen, a disability client

Karen, a disability client

“Thank you Ellen Musinsky and Donald Manning for helping me successfully maneuver through the complicated Social Security Disability system. Your help and guidance were instrumental in my getting benefits and it was clear that you cared about my case.”

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If you have worked and contributed to the Social Security system but have become disabled and unable to work, contact the experienced attorneys at the

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NH Car Accident Lawyer: Initial Questions About Damages

Initial Questions About Damages from a NH Car Accident LawyerNH car accident attorney

To assess the value of your case, a NH car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC is going to need as much information as possible about these five areas:

1. The nature of your injuries

o List and describe your injuries.
o How much healing or improvement has occurred?