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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?

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 »

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About Hardy Wolf & Downing
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.