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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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How to Establish Fault in a Wrong-Way Car Accident

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A driver heading in the wrong direction is a common cause of devastating and, often, fatal car accidents in Manchester and other parts of New Hampshire. Previously, city officials said that one-way streets in Manchester are “nine times deadlier” than two-way streets. Many drivers may simply not be paying attention and turn onto one-way… Read More »

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Traffic-Related Deaths in New Hampshire Dropped by 30% in 2019

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Traffic-related fatalities on New Hampshire roads dropped by 30% in 2019 compared to the previous year. Although the number of people who died in car and truck accidents on New Hampshire roads and highways has decreased by nearly a third, distracted driving continues to be one of the top factors in these crashes. According… Read More »

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Single-Vehicle Accident in Manchester, New Hampshire: Are You Always at Fault?

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Is the driver in a single-vehicle accident always the only one to blame? No, there are instances when the driver is not liable and may be entitled to compensation from another party, including other motorists, the government entity, auto manufacturer or mechanic, and others. If you crashed in Manchester or elsewhere in New Hampshire… Read More »

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The Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC is pleased to recognize our 2019 winners of the $1,000 Distracted Driving Scholarship written entry as she nears completion of her first semester at college.

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Rachel Reardon, of Windham wrote that her generation’s immediate access to information makes it hard to put that expectation on hold once they get behind the wheel.   She knows that any time a driver’s attention is less than 100%, the risk of an accident increases sharply, and the consequences can be life-altering.  While most… Read More »

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How Long Does a Car Accident Settlement Take?

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After a car accident, you may be facing a long recovery period with substantial medical expenses. And if your injuries are serious enough that you are unable to work, you’re likely wondering how you’re going to pay the bills. How long before you can recover damages for the accident? How long does a car accident… Read More »

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