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Apportioning Fault & Double Impact Accidents

Double Impact Car Accidents & Complex Accident Claims

I was stopped at a red light when my car was rear ended.  The driver of that car came over immediately and apologized.  There were two impacts, that one and then another right away.  Apparently a pickup truck struck her.  Now her insurance company is denying liability, and the pickup is uninsured.  What do I do […]

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Drowsy Driving a Major Killer

Drowsy Driving and Serious Accidents

Drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 U.S. crashes a year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Driving while drowsy causes an estimated 1,550 deaths and 71,000 injuries nationwide each year. Physicians specializing in this area believe that losing one night’s sleep is the equivalent of being legally drunk.  The problem is that part […]

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Dangerous Intersections, Aggressive Drivers

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Massachusetts

Massachusetts drivers have an undeniable reputation for … well … the way they act behind the wheel.  Dangerous intersections and other bad road conditions often get the blame.  Yet, most often driver distraction and inattention actually cause accidents. At the same time, undeniably, some of the Commonwealth’s highways and intersections defy logic and good planning.  […]

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Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in NH

Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in New Hampshire

Dangerous intersections appear seemingly everywhere.   Of the ten most dangerous intersections in New Hampshire identified by the state Department of Transportation, two are in Manchester, three in Nashua and two in the state capital, Concord. Transportation experts say many factors make intersections dangerous, not just the number of crashes.  Other factors include poor traffic signal configuration.  Out of date […]

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Unlicensed Drivers and Fatal Accidents

Unlicensed Drivers and Fatal Accidents

About 20% of all fatal crashes on U.S. highways involve unlicensed drivers. The statistic comes from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study released in October 2014. New Hampshire reports the lowest percentage, 5% of drivers having invalid licenses while involved in fatal crashes. Washington D.C. has the highest, 20%.   Massachusetts falls in the […]

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When are parents liable for bad acts of children?

Are Parents Responsible For Bad Acts of Children?

Under outstanding circumstances courts hold parents liable for bad acts of children.  Liability attaches when parents overlook highly offensive childish conduct causing harm to others. Consider an actual case:  A boy named Dustin set up a Facebook page pretending to be that of one of the girls in his seventh grade class.  Apparently filled with hate and belittlement, […]

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No Compulsory Car Insurance in NH

New Hampshire Auto Insurance Law: Car Insurance Not Required

New Hampshire does not require that all vehicles be insured. Unlike most other U.S. states there is no compulsory auto insurance law in New Hampshire. As a practical matter, when most people buy a new vehicle, they need a car loan, and lenders won’t allow the car to be driven off the lot without insurance. […]

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What is No Fault Insurance?

No Fault Insurance: What Does It Mean?

I was in a car accident. A guy pulled out from a stop sign in front of me.  There was nothing I could do to avoid hitting him.  Now his insurance company asks me all kinds of questions, whether I was speeding, texting, maintaining my brakes and more.  I thought we had no-fault insurance, so […]

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What Happens to Personal Injury Claims in Bankruptcy?


What if you’re thinking about filing bankruptcy but you have a personal injury claim pending? Whether the personal injury claim is in court, delayed by insurance settlement holdups or even if you haven’t decided to pursue the claim but the statute of limitations hasn’t run, this is an asset. It also doesn’t matter whether it’s […]

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Uninsured Motorists & Underinsured Motorists

Uninsured Motorists: Car Accidents with the Uninsured & Underinsured

If you’re in a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, chances are 1 in 7 the other person lacks car insurance. Nationally, up to 14 % of all cars on the road are not insured.  That statistic comes from the Insurance Research Council. As many as 28% fail to insure their cars in Mississippi, […]

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