Hampshire boasts numerous highways that serve as transient routes for trucks
transporting goods throughout the northeastern United States. Routes such as
Interstate 89, Interstate 93 and Interstate 95, despite occupying relatively
short spans within the state's boundaries, serve as major conduits for vehicles
traveling the entire East Coast or to in-state centers such as Manchester,
Nashua and Concord. Those traffic volumes lead to more than 500 truck-related
accidents every year. If you've been injured in an accident with a commercial
vehicle, Michael can help ensure that you are compensated fairly. He has
dedicated his career to increasing trucking industry safety standards and to
representing clients who are victims of unsafe commercial truck practices.
I regularly engage in continuing legal education presentations around the country, including the following events in or near New Hampshire:
- Railroad Law section of ATLA, Boston (July 5, 2004)
Topic: Representing The Train Crew Against The Railroad And The Trucking Company
- American Association for Justice National Convention, New York (July 11, 2011)
Topic: Persuasion At Trial From Aristotle To fMRI
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (Title 49, Parts 350-399) govern all vehicles engaged in interstate traffic.
There are some situations where a tractor-trailer or other commercial motor vehicle is involved in only intrastate travel. For example, an appliance store in Concord may own a truck that only makes in-state deliveries.
The New Hampshire Department of Public Safety has adopted Title 49, Parts 382, 383, 384, 390, 391, 392, 393, 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 of the federal regulations.
For an overview of laws that affect trucks operating only in New Hampshire, visit our New Hampshire Trucking Laws page.
Your truck accident case may be larger than you think. My experience often enables me to maximize awards, well beyond what the co-counsel originally expected. My book Litigating Truck Accident Cases, published by West Publishing, is considered the definitive work on handling truck accident cases. Contact me if you are seeking co-counsel on your case.
Fatal Truck Accidents: 10 per year
Non-Fatal Truck Accidents: 516 per year
Accident Locales: 80%(Rural), 20%(Urban)
Carrier Fact: 50% of New Hampshire's truck accidents involve carriers whose principle place of business is not New Hampshire.
In 80% of New Hampshire's truck accidents, weather conditions were NOT a factor.
Interstate 89: I-89 spans the distance from Concord, New Hampshire to Highgate Springs, Vermont, connecting the rural areas between the two along the way, while also serving as a major link between Boston and Montreal. Its 60 miles in New Hampshire serve as the major route through the state's western part.
Interstate 93: From its southern limit in Canton, Massachusetts to its northern one in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, I-93 spends most of its time in New Hampshire. Its 131 New Hampshire miles include Salem, the Lake Winnipesaukee tourist region, the White Mountains, and the Great North Woods region.
Interstate 293: This 11-mile-long route forms a loop around Manchester.
Interstate 393: I-393 is a 4-mile spur route that extends from I-93 (see above).
Interstate 95: Spanning the distance from Florida to Maine, I-95 is the main Interstate highway on America's east coast. In the state of New Hampshire, the majority of I-95 (from the Massachusetts border to the Portsmouth Circle in Portsmouth) forms the Blue Star Turnpike or New Hampshire Turnpike.