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New Hampshire’s Answer to Punitive Damages The term “punitive damages” has entered the mainstream, so most non-lawyers are familiar with the definition: essentially, monetary damages awarded by a jury for the purpose of punishing the defendant for egregious wrongdoing. Many people may be surprised to learn that punitive damages are…

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Around 2.5 million people in the United States are injured in car crashes every year, including 30,000 fatalities. New Hampshire generally sees over 100 car accident deaths per year. Many car accidents are caused by rear-end collisions. It is estimated that there are 1.7 million rear-end collisions per year in…

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Horseback riding and other equestrian activities are popular in the New Hampshire, as they are in most areas of the United States. A recent study estimates that equine-related business in the United States is a $102 billion industry. Equestrian sports can be an enjoyable and fulfilling pursuit. However, horseback riding…

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Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious personal injuries. Often, car accidents are caused by things like speeding, distraction, weather conditions, mechanical failure, or simply bad driving. Other motor vehicle accidents are caused by a driver’s intoxication. Drunk-driving accidents may result in extremely serious injuries, such as…

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Winter is officially upon us, and with winter comes ice and snow. Unfortunately, ice and snow can be extremely hazardous if not removed properly. Even if a pedestrian/patron exercises extreme caution, hidden ice or uncleared snow can cause serious injury, including broken legs, broken arms, skull fractures, knee ligament (ACL/MCL)…

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Most personal injury claims are based on a legal concept known as “negligence.”  Negligence is a concept not defined by a state or federal statute, but by what’s known as the “common law”: essentially, legal principles developed through centuries of court decisions.  In short, negligence is the failure to use…

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