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Author: Stephanie Reid

Honda Found Wedged Beneath Tanker Truck in Falmouth

Firefighter and paramedics taking victim out of crashed car

Like a scene out of an action movie, a Falmouth driver faced an unthinkable situation earlier this month as his Honda Accord became wedged beneath a Freightliner tractor trailer along the northbound lane of the Maine Turnpike. Remarkably, neither the Honda driver nor the truck operator endured any serious injuries in the collision, however both… Read more »

5 Things to Know About Winter Weather Driving & Liability

Driving in winter weather

If the Farmers’ Almanac is any predictor of the 2016 winter outlook in Maine, residents can expect an average temperature of 19 degrees, weekly snow and ice, and intermittent periods of rain. With these estimates, drivers from Caribou to Augusta may be in for slippery and treacherous conditions from now until April – creating a… Read more »

Maine Accident Attorneys Applaud Advances in Spinal Trauma Rehabilitation

spinal cord injuries

In a groundbreaking new study conducted by researchers working with the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the cancer drug known as epothilone has shown remarkable effectiveness in limiting the debilitating growth of scar tissue in spinal injury patients while promoting the development of cellular microtubules – which help repair the damaged neural axon tips which… Read more »

Maine Bicycle Accident Lawyers Caution Cyclists to Take Extra Precautions

Side profile of a businessman riding a bicycle

Earlier this year, the Governors Highway Safety Association released its findings with regard to bicyclist safety – and the results reveal an alarming trend of increased bicycle and pedestrian fatalities across the United States. According to the study, six states accounted for 54 percent of the total bicycle fatalities occurring between 2010 and 2012: California,… Read more »

Hardy, Wolf & Downing Settles Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit

brain with bandage

At Hardy, Wolf & Downing, we believe in our clients – and we will not relent until a fair and adequate settlement is reached. In one such case we worked diligently to redress the traumatic brain injury suffered by a plaintiff who, on the surface, described a hard-to-prove fact pattern and a shaky chain of events. After diligently… Read more »

Maine Car Accident Lawyers Discuss CDC Vehicle Crash Report

car accident on highway with ambulance

In October of this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report detailing the widespread impact of motor vehicle crashes, including alarming statistics detailing the true costs of a vehicle collision. At Hardy Wolf Downing, we are dedicated to advocating on behalf of injured patients, even when the insurance companies are refusing… Read more »

Perils of Roadway Accidents in Maine

man on motorcycle

Distracted driving. Driving under the influence. Unsafe speeds. These are all risk factors for collision, injury and fatality – however millions of drivers nationwide continue to engage in this type of behavior behind the wheel, involuntarily placing the rest of us in harm’s way as we navigate the highways and byways in our communities. In… Read more »

Maine Senatorial Candidate Dies in Tragic Motorcycle Accident

Portland Maine Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Famed veteran of the United States Army and Maine legislative hopeful Stuart “Toby” Pennels passed away earlier this month from injuries sustained in an August 3rd motorcycle accident – which involved a collision with a pickup truck driver in the Sandy River Plantation area. The victim, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the… Read more »