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New Hampshire car accidents often involve distracted drivers

All motorists in New Hampshire are obligated to remain alert and act with caution while driving in order to protect themselves and others who share the roadways. Car accidents often occur because of driver distraction, resulting in injuries to other travelers. A person injured in a collision that might have been prevented if a motorist had acted more responsibly behind the wheel may take legal action against the driver whose negligence caused the accident.

Some of the most frequent forms of distracted driving include hand-held cell phone use, texting and snapping selfie photos while operating motor vehicles. It is estimated that dialing a telephone number causes a driver to be distracted for at least five full seconds. Traveling at approximately 50 miles per hour, a vehicle may move the length of a football field in that amount of time.

Many states, including New Hampshire, have laws that strictly prohibit the use of hand-held cell phones while driving. The hands-free electronic device law carries substantial monetary penalties that include an automatic $100 fine for a first offense. One man and his daughter were involved in a recent accident that seems to have been caused by a woman who was talking on her cell phone while driving.

The 49-year-old man and his child were traveling in a truck when another vehicle allegedly veered across the lane and smashed into theirs. Both father and daughter suffered personal injuries in the collision and were taken to an area hospital for treatment. Those injured in similar New Hampshire car accidents, who wish to take legal action against the drivers deemed responsible, may do so by contacting a personal injury lawyer in the area to obtain assistance in filing injury claims in court.

Source:, "Police: Distracted driver caused Pelham crash", March 30, 2016

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