Thursday, June 15, 2017

Non-Traditional Injury Cases: Trip and Falls and Product Liability

                Most injury cases that are handled by personal injury attorneys are auto accident cases. Auto accidents are by far the most common, as driving a car comes with significant inherent risks. The same can be said for riding a motorcycle or a bicycle, and the injuries from this accidents can be devastating. However, there are many other types of cases like slip and falls, trip and falls, dog bites, and other incidents that lead to injuries.
                While we have addressed slip and falls and our strategy in approaching them, the trip and fall case is often confused with a slip and fall. A trip and fall generally comes as a result of some unknown invisible defect that causes a person to trip and fall, or dangerously constructed stair way or walkway that does the same. In order to property handle such cases, it is very important to first focus on building codes and other potential violations of the appropriate standard of care. This involves a very specific way of discovering the date the building where the incident was built, the date any modifications were approved, and the building codes in effect at the time of the fall. Other factors to look at include site views, pictures of the scene of the fall, and checking out whether past injuries have occurred there.
                Other types of cases can include product liability cases where a product is defective. Product liability generally includes three types of cases. A defect in the design of the product itself; a defect in created in the manufacturing of the product; and/or a defect in the warning on the product. A design defect is where the design itself of the product is problematic. A manufacturing defect is where the design is acceptable, but during manufacturing something went wrong and the product was faulty. The final type includes a failure to warn the person properly of the dangerous nature of the product itself. While easy to understand in the abstract, these can be difficult cases to prove, so professional representation is always recommended.

                At Parnell, Michels & McKay, we handle all forms of personal injury cases. Often, we are required to use our extensive combined experience to pursue these claims in an efficient and knowledgeable manner. It is important that if you find yourself experienced counsel to handle your injury cases, so contact us today and put our advanced knowledge to use on your behalf.  

Friday, June 9, 2017

New Hampshire Celebrates 100 years of Women Practicing Law in NH!

What an incredible celebration last week: 100 years of women practicing law in New Hampshire!! There were many speakers, all of whom discussed the impact women have had on the bar in New Hampshire, and all the great things they have done in the last 100 years. 

Check out the video!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Woodmont Commons Groundbreaking

                Yesterday, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Woodmont Commons project was held at the old Woodmont Orchard building on Pillsbury Road in Londonderry, New Hampshire. The main roadway giving access to the Commons was named Michels Way, after the late John Michels who was Nancy Michels partner and late husband. Governor Sununu, Mayor Ted Gatsas of Manchester, Kevin Smith (Londonderry Town Manager), and Christopher Pappas of the Executive Council all joined Nancy to celebrate this seminal achievement of both the community at large and of John Michels hard work in getting the initial stages of the project moving forward.

                The project is a modern development that will provide walking access to businesses, retail stores, restaurants and other amenities. The plan involves a production brewery to be installed as well, and will dovetail with the Exit 4A project that should be completed in 2021, and provide greater access to the Londonderry/Derry Communities. You can read more about it here.

                Parnell, Michels & McKay is happy to continue their involvement in the project and in support thereof. More than anything, it was fantastic to see John Michels being honored for his tireless dedication to the Woodmont Commons project, and bringing Londonderry into the forefront of modern New Hampshire towns. The Union Leader provided coverage of the ceremony, including Nancy Michels being able to take part in the official ceremony with the Governor and other important New Hampshire Figures.

                We look forward to continuing to serve the community of Southern New Hampshire, and helping assist the Woodmont Commons project moving forward. As always, our firm is ready to help out those in the community with their legal needs.