Imagine driving down the highway like you do any other day. Normally, you don't have any trouble, so you're simply staying in lane and under the speed limit to stay safe. Suddenly, a large commercial vehicle comes up beside you. Then, while you're still in your lane, the vehicle tries to merge into your lane, causing you to go off the road and to get into an accident.
When you're out riding your bike or walking with your family in New Hampshire, the last thing you're expecting to have to deal with is a stray dog. Most of the time, stray dogs are pets that have gotten off their leashes or out of their yards, and they're more than likely friendly. Sometimes, though, the animals are scared or aggressive, and that can be dangerous for you and your loved ones.
If you remember a previous blog discussing a man who was trying to commit suicide when he struck and killed several people in a car accident, the case has once again come to the media's attention. The man, a former executive, has entered a guilty plea in the case. The executive has admitted to killing a pregnant woman, her unborn child and her fiance when he struck them with his pickup truck in New Hampshire. This case is important because it has followed the situation of a man who was potentially trying to kill himself but instead, left others dead in his wake; it speaks volumes about letting those with mental troubles go unaided and shows the importance of vigilance on the roadways.
Wrongful deaths are called such because something happened that resulted in a death that should not have. For instance, if a surgeon makes a mistake and a patient dies or if a car goes into the wrong lane and kills the driver of another vehicle, then those could be called wrongful deaths. Murder itself is also a type of wrongful death.
Being hit by a vehicle can leave you in a state of confusion, pain and suffering. When you're in a major accident, you could be impacted multiple times, putting you and the people in your vehicle at risk of being badly hurt or killed. Those in New Hampshire who have been in an accident like this one are aware of just how bad an accident can become when you combine driver negligence with poor weather.
Imagine an accident that takes the life of your loved one. Now imagine what you'd feel like if the person responsible was asking to be let out of jail while he waits to go to trial. Would that be fair for everything you've been through? This judge may agree with your position, as he has denied the request for bail for this man.
If you've been bitten by someone's dog, then you may not feel you're at much risk as far as illness, but that may not be the case. If the dog doesn't have vaccination records, you may need to be treated for rabies. The treatment process is tedious, but it is necessary, especially if the dog is tested and found positive for the disease.
If you've been in a rear-end car accident, then you know that even though your car may not have been badly damaged, you still can be severely hurt. Heading to the hospital immediately following a crash, you may not have had time to speak with anyone about how your care will be paid for. Will insurance cover it? What should you do about the negligent driver who hit you?
A New Hampshire student was recently struck by a car on Main Street at Keene State College on Oct. 30. The student, a 21-year-old male, had been crossing the street at a crosswalk at the time of the accident, according to witnesses at the scene. At the time of the accident, a 24-year-old woman had been driving a vehicle when she failed to stop and crashed into the man.
Sometimes, the kind of animal that bites you will affect your legal case in New Hampshire. For example, if you're bitten by a dog, you can be covered by local or state dog-bite laws.