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Michael Feniger
Always available to talk one to one about your legal concerns in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, accidents and related.
Always available to talk one to one about your legal concerns in the areas of personal injury, workers' compensation, accidents and related.
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I'm often asked about Worker's Compensation Law as it applies in the State of New Hampshire. Here is a summary explanation from the New Hampshire Department of Labor:
"Under the New Hampshire Workers' Compensation Law RSA 281-A:5, every employer who has any employees, full or part-time, are required to cover these employees with workers' compensation insurance written by a carrier. It does not matter if they are related, such as daughter, son, husband, etc. It also does not matter if the business is a "Non-Profit" organization. Sole-proprietors, partners and self-employed persons are not required to carry workers' compensation on themselves but may elect to be covered, per RSA 281-A:3".
Eligibility and questions as to whether benefits apply are common and I answer these in our no-cost initial consultation.
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Work injuries are a fact of life for most people. Unfortunately, many are unfamiliar with New Hampshire and Massachusetts laws pertaining to workers' rights. The law is tricky and the process for claiming benefits is complicated. The counsel of an experienced law firm in this area can be the difference between collecting your full benefits now or taking a discount later.
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Many questions this time of year as people buy condos. Please see our recent article regarding the importance of condominium associations to have a legal team to protect their interests: www.nhpersonalinjuryblog.com
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There is still much confusion over what to do if you have been in an auto accident in New Hampshire due to the negligence of another. Please read this recent article we published on our blog that may be helpful www.nhpersonalinjuryblog.com
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I recently posted an article on the National Traffic Safety Board's 2017 Study: "Speeding Kills Almost As Much As Drunk Driving on U.S. Roads"
Please follow this link to read and comment on this relevant subject: http://www.nhpersonalinjuryblog.com/
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Memorial Day travel predicted to increase by 5% or more this year. Please be mindful of safe driving practices. Read our recent blog post athttp://www.nhpersonalinjuryblog.com/ regarding auto accidents and distracted teenage driving concerns. Have a happy Memorial Day weekend. Contact us at www.fenigeranduliasz.com if you have any questions regarding an accident or injury matter in New Hampshire.
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New Hampshire Dog Bite Laws: Know Your Legal Rights and Personal Injury Options
We all love our dogs but, almost 4.5 million dog bites and other dog related injuries occur annually nationwide and 20% of dog bites become infected according to the centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dog bite injuries account for more than one-third of homeowner’s insurance liability claims paid in 2015, with an average claim of $37,500 according to the Insurance Information Institute’s most recent study. Injuries caused by dogs can have permanent physical and emotional affects, particularly on children. Injuries involve more than just bites. A dog running loose may knock you down, chase a bicycle, or even a car, and cause an accident or other personal injury
Most states, including New Hampshire, impose strict liability on the dog owner or keeper if the dog bites or otherwise causes injury, even if the dog has no prior history of biting (State of NH Revised Statutes Chapter 466:31). In most cases the claim will be covered by insurance. There is typically a three year limit in which to file a lawsuit and if the victim is a child or disabled person the time line may be extended for a period of years. There are exceptions to the strict liability laws, such as trespassing or antagonizing a dog but, even in those cases there may still be a claim against the owner for negligence. See entire article on our blog: www.nhpersonalinjuryblog.com or website: www.fenigeranduliasz.com
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Recent article: Who is responsible if road debris causes an accident in New Hampshire? A recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study examined several common characteristics of roadway crashes. Here are a few of the key findings
Please go to article on our blog: http://www.nhpersonalinjuryblog.com/ for recent comments on AAA Research. Thanks.

Michael Feniger
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Who is responsible if road debris causes an accident in New Hampshire? A recent AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study examined several common characteristics of roadway crashes. Here are a few of the key findings
Please go to article on our blog:http://www.nhpersonalinjuryblog.com/ for recent comments on AAA Research.
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New article in the Boston Globe (9/22/16) "Cars with no drivers head to state with few rules" by Adam Vaccaro. The article discusses self-driving cars making a serious entry into Boston streets as the City of Boston announced that it would soon allow testing of self-driving vehicles. Although the initiative is promising for safety advances, it does "leave law enforcement and industry officials struggling with whether or not a fully driverless car would be allowed on the streets of Boston" much less in the State. I've commented on the advances in self-driving vehicles over the past year on my blog. This latest development is another sign of the speed in which technology outpaces public safety at times.
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