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What are the Most Common Motorcycle Injuries?

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Few would argue that motorcycle accident injuries have the potential to be more severe than other accident injuries that occur on roadways. Though motorcycle accidents can happen under any condition or circumstance, a common misconception held by many is that motorcycle accidents are often a result of negligence by motorcyclists themselves. Yet, the reality is the opposite, as more motorcycle accidents than not are caused by drivers of other vehicles. 


Should I Replace Car Seats After a Car Accident in Maine?

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The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) recommends replacing your child’s car seat after an accident. But is it really necessary? Few would argue about using a car seat—the car seat has done a remarkable job protecting infants, babies, and toddlers during car accidents. But if the seat did its job and was not damaged, why change it? The issue for NHTSA and a lot of people is reuse. At one time, the NHTSA recommendation stated car seats should be replaced after every crash, regardless of how minor, and a recommendation that was in line with car seat manufacturers. Now, the Traffic Safety Administration says that what you should do with a car seat after a crash depends on the severity of the crash.  


Should I Feel Bad for the Other Driver?

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Car accidents in Maine happen every day. As is the case with every accident, no one is ever prepared for one when it occurs and is utterly helpless to stop it when it’s happening. In all likelihood, the accident is over before you even realize or comprehend what has happened. When accidents occur, it is not uncommon for the people involved to experience a range of emotions. As people focus on recovery from their physical injuries, they may struggle with emotional injuries, too. 


Protecting Your Rights After a Truck Accident

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truck accident

Commercial truck accidents in Maine happen with surprising frequency. As the Maine DOT recently reported, 1,920 truck accidents happen in the state each year. Given the vulnerability of a passenger vehicle, the possibility of a commercial auto accident should be a concern for all Maine drivers. In the event of an accident, the potential to cause serious harm to you and your car is substantial. When determining fault, commercial auto accidents can get very complicated. As you recover, it’s in your best interests, for you and your loved ones, to enlist the services of an experienced car accident attorney to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. 


How are Medical Bills Paid After an Accident?

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If you have been injured in a car accident in Maine, you may be wondering how your medical bill payments will be made—especially if the accident was no fault of your own. Whose insurance will cover your medical bill and related expenses? And when will the company pay or reimburse you? What is the procedure? The process for paying medical bills after an accident can be complicated, if not confusing.


Who’s At Fault If You Hit a Deer With Your Car?

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If you hit a deer with your car, will your insurance cover it? If you drive in Maine, you better make sure that it does. Car-deer collisions are a common occurrence and big problem. They can happen anytime throughout the year, but especially in the autumn during mating season. Collisions are so frequent that the Maine DOT has even dubbed November as “Deer Collision Month!” 


Can I Sue for a Rear-End Collision in Maine?

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If you got hit from behind while driving and are wondering, “Should I sue if I got rear-ended?” then the short answer is that you can if you choose to, but there might be other factors to consider before filing a lawsuit. Receiving compensation for your damaged vehicle is typically a straightforward affair once the fault has been established and once the vehicle’s damage has been assessed. However, if you are injured in the collision, receiving the compensation you deserve for those injuries may be a source of frustration. Insurance companies routinely seek to settle injury claims quickly to undercompensate you, or they may resist resolving or settling your insurance claim to your satisfaction. 


When Should You Call a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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By any measure, knowing when to call a personal injury lawyer in the aftermath of an accident that has left you injured is an important decision. When injured due to negligence, it’s not uncommon to feel angry, overwhelmed, or confused about what to do or what direction to take. There’s a good chance you’re getting advice from people you know and trust or from acquaintances who mean well, which may only add to the confusion. 


Who is Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident?

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By definition, the term ‘slip and fall‘ refers to a personal injury claim filed when someone is injured due to a slip, trip, and fall on someone else’s property. A slip and fall accident is a form of negligence that falls under the legal concept of premises liability. As the name implies, slip and fall accidents hold that property owners may be legally responsible for any injuries on the owner’s premises if those injuries are a direct result of the property owner’s negligence. By law, all property owners must exercise reasonable care in maintaining their property and have a legal responsibility to keep their properties safe for guests, visitors, customers, and patrons. 


Maine Car Accident Lawyers Explain the Hands-Free Law

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The latest Maine cellphone laws and hands-free law went into effect on September 19, 2019. In large part, the law was passed in an effort to reduce distracted driving accidents in the state. Although distracted driving is a problem everywhere, for Maine drivers or those driving in Maine, the issue has become a serious problem and a deadly one. The Insurance Information Institute places Maine at 13 fatalities per year per one-hundred thousand people due to distracted driving. For a state-ranked at the lower end in population and population density, it has emerged at the top of the list in distracted driving fatalities for the entire northern and eastern regions of the U.S. from Michigan eastward.