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Michael, a personal injury client

“Maureen has helped me in every aspect of my life since my accident. She is truly a person who cares about her clients. I’m not sure where I would be at this point without her. From the start, she has been my advocate and continues to do so, but she also has made sure that I personally am doing well and checks in regularly just to see how I’m doing, something that the legal world should be proud of. I consider Maureen and her office to be friends and would gladly recommend her to anyone in need of legal help.”

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Attorneys Maureen Raiche Manning (r) and Anna Goulet Zimmerman (l)

Contact New Hampshire Personal Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one have been injured through no fault of your own, 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 personal injury attorneys Maureen Raiche Manning and  Anna Goulet Zimmerman has more than 20 years experience representing injury victims and would be glad to speak with you about your case.

For a free consultation, contact the experienced New Hampshire personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman at (603) 239-2489, complete a request for a consultation on our website, or send us an email.

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Manchester personal injury attorney provides important information about forced arbitration

The Injustice of Forced Arbitration

Manchester Personal Injury AttorneyThe proliferation of forced arbitration clauses in contracts and terms of agreement for credit cards, automobile purchases,  cell phones, retirement accounts, employment, nursing home admissions, and goods and services has stripped away some of the most basic rights guaranteed to all Americans in the United States Constitution. Unfortunately, as a Manchester personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman can attest, forced arbitration language is often buried in the fine print of contracts, and should not be forced upon people as a condition of taking a job, receiving medical care, or getting basic consumer services. For more information, read these very informative articles from the Fair Arbitration Coalition, the American Association for Justice, and Public Citizen.

Thousands of businesses, from credit card companies, banks, and investment firms, to cell phone providers, schools, and nursing homes, are inserting legalese into employment contracts and service agreements called “forced,” “binding” or “mandatory” arbitration. As When something goes wrong – and in some cases terribly wrong – big companies and corporations force the public into arbitration.

Companies often use forced arbitration to avoid accountability for their wrongdoing. In the event of a dispute, forced arbitration prevents a consumer or an employee from taking their case to court. Instead, they force the case into a private arbitration forum. They are designed by the very corporation the dispute is against. When people are harmed by discrimination, negligence, defective products, scams, or worse, they have a right to equal justice.

Contact an Experienced Manchester Personal Injury Attorney for a Free Consultation

If you should have any questions or concerns about how forced arbitration has affected or could affect you, please feel free to contact a Manchester personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC at (603) 210-4464, by email at info@MZLawNH.com, or by using the “contact us” or chat feature on our website.

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!

The NH personal injury attorneys at Manning & Zimmerman Law invite you to subscribe to our newsletter. We are also on Facebook and you can follow us on Twitter.

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Never Leave Children in a Car

Children and Heat Stroke

Manchester attorneysAs summer temperatures peak across the country, it is important to be aware of children and heat stroke. According to the Manchester attorneys at Manning & Zimmerman Law, it only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to children inside. Click here for a video on how quickly a car can heat up. While it seems unfathomable to many parents to forget a child inside a car, statistics show that since 1990 at least 717 children have died from heatstroke when left unattended or after gaining access to an unattended vehicle.

Kate Carr, president of Safe Kids Worldwide, said about 52 percent of heatstroke deaths in cars are the result of a caregiver forgetting that a child is in the car, 30 percent involve children who got into a car on their own, and 17 percent occur because a child is intentionally left in a car.

Risks and Consequences

These tragedies can happen anytime, anywhere and to anyone. Multitasking parents have their routines interrupted, forget something or reason the child is fine alone in the car, thinking “I’ll just run into the store for a minute.” SaferCar.gov offers these risks and consequences for parents to consider:

Risks

  • In 10 minutes, a car can heat up 20 degrees.
  • Cracking a window does little to keep the car cool.
  • With temperatures in the 60s, your car can heat up to well above 110 degrees.
  • A child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than an adult’s.
  • Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees outside!
  • A child dies when his or her body temperature reaches 107.

 Consequences

  • The heat-related death of a child
  • Misdemeanor charges with fines as high as $500 — and even imprisonment — in some states if convicted
  • Felony charges, depending on the state, if bodily harm results from leaving kids alone in a hot car
  • Note: Each state determines the age at which children can be left unattended in a vehicle, as does the duration of time a child can be left alone.

A-C-T to Prevent a Senseless Tragedy

  • Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.
  • Create reminders by putting something on the backseat next to your child. This could include a briefcase, a purse, or a cell phone, that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine. Put a stuffed animal in the front passenger seat as an additional reminder.
  • Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel trained to respond to these situations want you to call. You could save a life.

Contact Experienced Manchester Attorneys for a Free Consultation

If you have been injured by another person’s careless acts, contact the Manchester attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC. We may be reached at (603) 239-2315, by email at info@MZLawNH.com, or by using the “contact us” or chat feature on our website.

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!

The NH personal injury attorneys at Manning & Zimmerman Law invite you to subscribe to our newsletter. We are also on Facebook and you can follow us on Twitter.

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How Safe is Your Hospital?

Medical Injury Lawyers Ask: How Safe is Your Hospital?

medical injury lawyersIf your doctor wants to admit you to a hospital for a needed medical procedure, would you refuse? Probably not.  But according to the medical injury lawyers at Manning & Zimmerman Law, a recently published study estimates that 210,000 hospital patients die each year from preventable medical errors, roughly equivalent to 365 jumbo jet disasters.

That puts medical errors as the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. Refusing care is not an option for most, but you should know how patient safety can help you survive a hospital stay. For information on your local hospital’s safety rating, go to http://www.leapfroggroup.org/

What You Can Do

While providers and policymakers debate how to address the “epidemic of patient harm in hospitals” as reported in Patient Safety, what can you do to protect yourself and those you love from health care errors? Plenty, according to the Joint Commission, starting with awareness and a willingness to SPEAK UP:

  • Speak up, ask questions, and ask again if you don’t understand. Know what to expect before and after a procedure, and if something changes, ask why.
  • Pay attention and get the right treatments and medications by the right people; don’t assume anything.
  • Educate yourself about your medical history: diagnosis, medical test, and treatment plan.
  • Ask an assertive, informed family member to be there as your advocate and ask tough questions if you can’t.
  • Know what medications you take and why. Bring a list including supplements and allergies.
  • Use a hospital that has undergone rigorous on-site evaluation. Visit Medicare’s Hospital Compare, The Joint Commission’s Quality Check and Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score.
  • Participate aggressively in your treatment. Ask doctors and nurses to wash their hands before touching you; check ID bracelets before treatments and medication; and label a procedure site with a permanent marker.

Contact the New Hampshire medical injury lawyers at Manning & Zimmerman Law

The New Hampshire medical injury lawyers at Manning & Zimmerman Law would be pleased to discuss your matter with you and be your partner throughout the process. Our firm is experienced and prepared to deal with any situation that may arise. For a free consultation, please feel free to call us at (603) 210-4464, send us an email to info@MZLawNH.com, or reach out to us using the “contact us” or chat feature on our website.

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Insurance Claims for NH Car Crashes

Insurance Claims for NH Car Crashes

nh car crashes attorneysIt is very important to buy as much car insurance as you can afford to protect you and your family. Insurance is purchased to provide coverage and protection in the event that we harm someone else. Insurance can also protect you if you are injured by someone who has no insurance or insufficient insurance. In New Hampshire, insurance is not required for drivers unless that driver has already had an uninsured at-fault crash.

In the event that you are injured by an uninsured driver, your Uninsured Motorist Coverage will protect you and compensate you and your family for your losses and harms. If someone else causes a crash that results in injuries, you may have an insurance claim. You should ask the police officer or department for the other driver’s insurance information. You may have to request a copy of the police investigative report from the police department.

If the responsible driver has insurance, you will likely receive a phone call or a letter from them. We do not recommend that you give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster before you speak with a New Hampshire injury attorney at Manning & Zimmerman Law. The insurance adjuster is trained to take statements that help them delay, deny and defend against compensating you for your harms and losses. We would be happy to talk with you about your car crash or other personal injury matter.

Contact Experienced NH Car Crashes Attorneys for a Free Consultation

If you have been injured by another person’s careless acts, contact the NH car crashes attorneys at the Law Office of Manning & Zimmerman PLLC. We may be reached at (603) 210-4464 and by email at info@MZLawNH.com. You may also use the “contact us” or chat feature on our website.

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!

The NH car crashes attorneys at Manning & Zimmerman Law invite you to subscribe to our newsletter. We are also on Facebook and you can follow us on Twitter.

Experienced.  Knowledgeable.  Personally Committed to Justice.