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Author: Jennifer Cooreman

Types of Spinal Cord Injury

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As with many of the most important things in life, we often take our spinal cord health for granted. However, the moment we experience pain or suffer a spinal cord injury, we often realize that having a healthy spine is an essential part of a normal, active life. Our spines, made up of 24 stacked,… Read more »

Spinal Cord Injuries

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Of all the injuries sustained in  automobile accidents, spinal cord injuries (SCI) are among the most life threatening and traumatic. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 12,000 people suffer new spinal cord injuries every year. This means that every day, 30 lives are forever changed due to traumatic spinal cord injuries…. Read more »

Tips For A Safe and Fun Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July holiday weekend is just around the corner, and the personal injury attorneys of Hardy, Wolf and Downing want you and your family to enjoy a fun filled and relaxing holiday cooking out, swimming and watching fireworks with friends and loved ones.  We hope the following tips for a safe and fun Fourth… Read more »

Keep Teens Safe On the Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday among teenagers, but it is also the most dangerous. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (compiled between 2006 and 2010), more teens are killed in traffic accidents on July 4th than any other day of the year. To help keep teens safe on… Read more »

Summer Camp Safety and Injury Prevention

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Every summer, more than 11 million US children look forward to attending summer camp. Today’s camps are  unique and varied. In addition to traditional activities, such as hiking, swimming and boating, summer camps also give 21st century kids an opportunity to unplug from technology while they develop self-confidence and lasting friendships. But along with the… Read more »

Maine Fireworks Safety Tips

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As communities across the state of Maine gear up to celebrate this year’s 4th of July holiday with barbecues, family reunions and fireworks displays, the personal injury attorneys of Hardy, Wolf and Downing want you and your family to stay safe, particularly if you plan on setting off consumer fireworks as part of your festivities…. Read more »

Secondary or Dry Drowning and Water Safety For Children

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June is National Safety Month, and the personal injury attorneys of Hardy, Wolf and Downing want to remind parents and caregivers to keep an eye on children anytime they are in or around water. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, drowning is the second leading cause of injury and death for children five years… Read more »

Texting While Walking: A Dangerous Combination

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While most Americans are aware of the dangers inherent in distracted driving, few realize the dangers of  distracted walking (also known as texting while walking or TWW). For some, the phrase ‘distracted walking’ conjures up images of comedic pratfalls. But, as emergency rooms physicians can attest, distracted walking walking is no laughing matter. Although there… Read more »

Children and Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death for children and adolescents in the US. Children and adolescents receive a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of car accidents, child abuse, falls and sports related injuries. Traumatic Brain Injury By the Numbers Since 2011,… Read more »

Bounce House Injuries On The Rise

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Children of all ages love inflatable bounce houses. With brightly colored exteriors, some of the newest inflatable bounce houses come tricked out with slides, obstacle courses, basketball hoops, and even water slides.  Although they are often touted as safe and fun for all ages, recent news stories have brought to light the risks inherent in… Read more »