Approximately 5.4 million people live with paralysis across the United States. The majority of these cases are caused by illnesses such as strokes and multiple sclerosis. However, traumatic spinal cord injuries cause approximately 27% of paralyses. It is estimated that 38% of spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle…

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be an extremely serious medical issue. Traumatic brain injuries may occur from a sudden impact with another object, such as falling and striking your head against the floor or hitting your head against a steering wheel. TBIs also include “open” or “penetrating” brain injuries,…

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...Understand How Courts Divide Marital Property Upon divorce, “marital property” is divided. Marital property includes all tangible (a car, a house) and intangible (intellectual property, pensions) property. In New Hampshire, judges must divide marital property fairly. In most cases, the Court presumes that an equal division is fair. However, Courts…

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Attorney Michael J. Fontaine, a director and shareholder of Welts, White, and Fontaine, serves on the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Committee on Cooperation with the Courts and was recently named as the Committee’s liaison to both the Family Law and Workers’ Compensation Sections of the N.H. Bar. As a liaison,…

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When someone is injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or other accident, and wants the person(s) who injured them to pay them money, the injured person must prove four (4) things:  duty, breach, causation, and damages.  However, to prove each element is not so intuitive.  In Part 1…

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