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A Guide to Legal Latin

Every profession has its jargon. A doctor may need something “stat,” a boxer may be “on the ropes” and a computer scientist may espouse that “A.I.” will take over the world! In a court of law, you may even hear a lawyer say “ignorantia juris non excusat.” … Come again?

The Main Culprit Behind Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents, and the top culprit behind it all is cellphone use while behind the wheel. A study conducted by driving analytics company Zendrive found a staggering 88 percent of drivers use their phones while driving. The study found drivers spent... Read more »

What is Negligence?

What is Negligence? Negligence is when failure to act as a “reasonable person” directly causes injury to someone else.1 Legally, people have a “duty of care” to protect other individuals. For example, you shouldn’t be putting others in harm’s way by texting and driving. Similarly, business owners, property owners, and manufacturers... Read more »

Historical Uses of Harmful Substances

Contact Hardy, Wolf and Downing today for a free case evaluation. http://www.medscape.com/features/slideshow/alcohol-medicine#page=1 http://www.narconon.org/drug-information/cocaine-circa-1860-1900.html http://www.narconon.org/drug-information/heroin-history.html

Wrongful Death in Human Medical Research

Today’s clinical research procedures aim to be as humane and safe as possible. Scientific advances have made it increasingly easier to perform careful and safe procedures. While accidents and negligence can lead to disastrous results, modern medical research has evolved to expressly prevent wrongful death. Even so, the lack of... Read more »

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For more than 40 years, our personal injury lawyers in Portland and Lewiston have helped Maine accident victims receive fair compensation from insurance companies. We represent victims of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, traumatic brain injury, and personal injury in the Portland, Lewiston, Auburn, and Bangor areas of Maine.