Lawsuits

On April 17, 2019, Attorney Peter Webb of Winer & Bennett testified before the Judicial Committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. His testimony was in support of pending legislation to simplify the law governing the admission of medical records and bills at trial in cases with medical bills of $25,000.00 or less. Presently,

New Hampshire law makes a business accountable if it serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person.  In New Hampshire, this legal protection is found in a statute: RSA 507-F “Alcoholic Beverage Licensee Liability.” Such a legal proceeding is commonly referred to as a “Dram Shop” action. The protections provided by this law often come into

We live in a world where innovation is constant.  We hear about self-driving cars, personal and private data that is stored in a “cloud” that we cannot see, and financial transactions are made largely without the use of currency.  What do these changes mean with respect to personal injury cases in the years to come? 

What is my Personal Injury Case Worth?

A personal injury lawyer is often asked early on what the value of a case is. I sometimes respond by asking the client what a car in our parking lot is worth.  A client naturally asks how old the car is, what shape the body is in, what the make and model are, what the

Loose Lips (and fingers) Sink Ships

Dear Client: Please be forewarned that your opponent in a lawsuit will very interested in your social media postings.  You have to assume that the other side will be combing through whatever there is out there in your name to pick up what they can to undermine your case.  This includes postings on:  Facebook, MySpace,

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (“FACTA”) is intended to prevent a criminal from using a customer’s credit card information found on a discarded receipt. Consequently, FACTA sensibly requires businesses to obliterate all but the last four digits of a customer’s credit card account number and to remove the card’s expiration date

DIY’ers

Do it yourselfers. Ya gotta love’em. Self reliance is, after all, a fundamental American trait. Nevertheless, I have to shake my head when a proud but naïve soul brings in a mismanaged vestige of a once promising case, and wonders if we might offer a little advice. Usually, it’s like trying to revive a chronically

New Hampshire law, RSA 556:12 [http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/LVI/556/556-12.htm] entitles the estate of someone whose death was wrongfully caused by another to receive monetary compensation from the responsible party. If there is no family, the estate’s recovery is limited to a maximum of $50,000.00. If the deceased left family, there is no maximum recovery for the estate. The

When you buy liability insurance for your car in New Hampshire, your coverage will include “medical payments” insurance.  That coverage acts as a mini-health insurance policy.  It pays uncovered medical bills, regardless of who was at fault, for medical care required as a result of a crash in the insured car, a crash in someone

Vehicle Damage

Someone crashed into your car. You need to have a working car. What are you going to do? The first call should be to your car insurance.  You are their customer.  You should find the most cooperative reception there. The other guy may be at fault, but that insurance company may take a while to