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Should I Hire A Lawyer After a Car Accident?

Should I Hire A Lawyer After a Car Accident?

This question seems to have an obvious answer, but there are important factors to consider before deciding to hire a lawyer after being in a car accident. Cost is often the number one factor that people consider before making...

Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury claim?

Do I need a lawyer for a personal injury claim?

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained an injury because of someone else’s negligence, you need a personal injury lawyer who will work to get the compensation you deserve. Our Manchester NH personal...

Copyright Lawyer in Manchester, NH

Copyright Lawyer in Manchester, NH

If you are looking for an experienced copyright lawyer inManchester, NH, BKW Law is a great place to start. Since 1983, BKW Law has served the southern NH area, establishing itself as fair and reliable specialists in a variety...

Everything you need to know about hit and run cases

Everything you need to know about hit and run cases

How long does it take to settle a hit and run case? If you are involved in a hit and run accident, the process of settling the case can be complicated and stressful. Insurance companies and attorneys can negotiate for months...

NH Supreme Court Clarifies Duty of Snow Removal Contractors

The NH Supreme Court has reversed the most recent in a line of superior court decisions that had significantly limited a snow removal contractor’s duty to third parties.  Applying a very narrow interpretation of Section 324A(b)...

Taking the Bite out of Defendant Shopping

In a recent decision in Lamarre v. Rando-Ellis, et al., No. 226-2018-CV-00047, the Hillsborough Superior Court, Southern District (Temple, J.), affirmed the limitations of a landlord's duty of care relative to attacks on third...

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES TO SUBCONTRACTORS?

ARE GENERAL CONTRACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURIES TO EMPLOYEES OF SUBCONTRACTORS FOR SOMETHING OUTSIDE THEIR CONTROL? Grady v. Jones Lang Lasalle Construction Company, Inc., No. 2017-0371 (Aug. 8, 2018) In a fact-dependent...

INJURED WORKERS TO RECEIVE DIRECT DEPOSIT

Despite the digital age, New Hampshire workers injured in the course and scope of their employment have been paid their weekly disability benefits through paper check mailed to their home address.  Current Labor Department...

Medical Malpractice At A Glance

Medical Malpractice At A Glance

While there are unfortunate results in medicine, not every such result ends in medical malpractice.  The unfortunate result has to be as a result of the doctor or other medical care personnel acting below the standard of care....

Estate Planning FAQ

Estate Planning FAQ

When you are ready to plan out your estate, you should call experienced lawyers.  We have handled plans ranging from straightforward to those that are considerably complex. Regardless of your circumstances, Estate Planning...

In Memoriam, Kenneth Bouchard, November 27, 2017

It is with the deepest regret we inform you that on Monday, November 27, 2017, Attorney Kenneth Bouchard, founding member of this firm, died after a long-battle with young-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. The name of Ken Bouchard is...

Ambiguous Insurance Policies

Ambiguous Insurance Policies

Is your insurance policy ambiguous? Just because you have paid your premiums on-time, doesn't mean that your insurance policy will pay out. Suing Insurance Company To Pay Out On Paid Policy In Exeter Hosp, Inc. v. Steadfast Ins....

N.H. Uniform Securities Act Takes Effect Jan. 1

N.H. Uniform Securities Act Takes Effect Jan. 1

An updated state securities statute goes into effect on Jan. 1 that repeals and replaces the current New Hampshire Uniform Securities Act and promises to modernize and simplify the capital-raising process for early-stage...

When is a smell more than a smell?

When is a smell more than a smell?

Mellin v. Northern Security Insurance Company, Inc., No. 2014-020, slip op. (N.H. Apr. 24, 2015) According to a recent decision of the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, a smell can be so significant that it constitutes a “physical...

Don’t let the bed bugs bite

A tenant’s failure to allow the landlord to perform remediation of bed bug (or another pest) infestation is now a specific ground for eviction under RSA 540:2, II(g).  By statute, the tenant is now liable for paying for...

New Hampshire Trusts: A Powerful Estate Planning Tool

If you were to ask most folks the first word that pops into their head when they think of an “estate planning document,” their likely answer would be “will.” However, one of the most powerful estate planning tools is in fact a...

New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Panels

New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Panels

Next year will mark a decade since New Hampshire lawmakers passed legislation creating a unique system for handling medical malpractice cases. Concerned with the rising price of medical malpractice insurance and the associated...