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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Hang Your Face Mask from the Rearview Mirror

By Manning & Zimmerman |

During the coronavirus pandemic, people have developed a habit of always carrying a face mask and hand sanitizer wherever they go. Many Americans do not leave their house without a face mask to protect themselves and others from the COVID-19 disease. When you get in your vehicle, the rearview mirror may seem like the… Read More »

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New Hampshire Sees a Surge in Car Accident Fatalities Despite Less Traffic: Here’s How to Stay Safe

By Manning & Zimmerman |

Due to New Hampshire’s COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, traffic volume across the state dropped sharply during the spring of 2020. However, the same cannot be said about traffic-related deaths on New Hampshire’s roads during the COVID-19 pandemic. Bizarrely, car accident fatalities skyrocketed by 70% compared to the same period last year (state authorities recorded 34… Read More »

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Liability in Merging Accidents in New Hampshire: Who is at Fault?

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Merging car accidents are a common occurrence on our roads. These crashes occur when a motorist merges into another lane or onto another road and ends up hitting someone else’s vehicle from the side or rear-ending it. But what about liability in merging collisions? Is the driver changing lanes always at-fault? Causes of Merging… Read More »

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Wearing a Face Mask While Driving Can Cause a Car Accident

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While there is an ongoing debate regarding face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, a recent car accident indicates that wearing a mask while driving may be dangerous. New Hampshire’s Bureau of Infectious Disease Control has urged residents to wear face masks in public to help curb the spread of coronavirus. However, many drivers in… Read More »

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Accidents or Injuries Resulting from Trucks Reversing

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Truck accidents are sometimes caused by errors in judgment by truck drivers reversing their trucks and/or trailers. Most trucks have blind spots that make reversing difficult, especially when backing up with a trailer connected. In a recent case, a truck driver on foot was literally run over by a backing up truck, leaving the… Read More »

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New Hampshire Law Requires Motorists to Remove Ice and Snow from Vehicles

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Did you know that there is a New Hampshire state law that requires NH motorists to remove snow and ice buildup from their vehicles? The legislation is known as Jessica’s Law and was enacted after a 20-year-old woman died when ice flew off a moving motor vehicle, hitting another car, which then collided with… Read More »

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What Does It Mean if You Have Chest Pains After a Car Accident?

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Many car crash victims experience chest pains after being in an accident. Chest pain or any discomfort in the chest after an auto accident could be a sign of a serious medical emergency. Seek medical attention if you have chest pains after a motor vehicle collision. Failing to see a doctor after a vehicle… Read More »

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Does New Hampshire’s 2020 Law Prohibit Talking on the Phone While Driving?

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Now that cellphones have taken over our lives, many drivers find it difficult to put away their devices even when operating a vehicle. While nearly everyone knows that New Hampshire law prohibits texting while driving, does the state law forbid talking on the phone while driving? That depends on whether you are using a… Read More »

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5 Potentially At-Fault Parties in a Single-Car Crash (Other Than the Driver)

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Not all car collisions involve two or more vehicles. Sometimes, a driver can sustain injuries in a single-vehicle car accident. When you are the only party involved, you may be wondering how to proceed with your insurance. “Who else is to blame for a single-car crash other than the driver of the vehicle?” you… Read More »

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Can You Blame Snow or Ice for Your Car Accident in New Hampshire?

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The number of car accidents in Manchester and other parts of New Hampshire increases substantially when there is snow, ice, and that disgusting slush on our roads. Snow-packed road conditions and bad weather are a common contributing factor in vehicle crashes, but what about liability? Who is at fault when you get into an… Read More »

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