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Category: Car Accidents

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How Does Cold Weather Impact Your Vehicle?

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A car accident in Maine is more likely to happen in the winter than any other time of year should be of little surprise to anyone. When the roadways and highways become slippery, winter car accidents happen. From vehicles sliding off the roads or into other cars, getting hit from behind or sideswiped, driving in… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Claim

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In filing a personal injury claim, you may consider representing yourself to save on the added expense of hiring a lawyer or the perceived loss of compensation due to paying a lawyer part of your award or settlement. You may think representing yourself after an accident could be the way to go—that you would “probably”… Read more »

Guide to Handling A Car Accident With an Uninsured Motorist

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In Maine, uninsured motorist coverage, commonly referred to as UM, is required by law for all drivers. The minimum policy coverage is $50,000 per person and $100,000 per accident, representing one of the US’s highest bodily injury liability insurance requirements. UM covers injuries, not damages, caused by an “at-fault” driver with insufficient coverage. The coverage… Read more »

What You Need to Know When Settling a Car Accident Lawsuit in Maine

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If you are considering a car accident lawsuit, any auto accident settlement you receive will likely be reached out of court. Car accident cases, statistically, very rarely go to trial as it’s in the interests of all parties to come to a mutually beneficial settlement. On the one hand, going to trial is a risk;… Read more »

Have You Been Injured By a Drunk Driver?

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If you have been in a car accident and injured by a drunk driver, you have the right to seek damages in a civil action for your losses. Though the drunk driver will be subjected to criminal penalties that include some restitution, compensation to the victims is often insufficient to cover the total costs of… Read more »

What are the Most Common Injuries When People are Hit by a Car?

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Summer has arrived in Maine, and a busy tourist season is upon us again. To avoid pedestrian-car accident injuries, pedestrians and drivers should exercise caution on the streets. As a pedestrian, take it upon yourself to remain safe by following a few basic steps when walking near traffic zones. Be aware of the flow of… Read more »

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… Read more »

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,… Read more »

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… Read more »

Protecting Your Rights After a Truck Accident

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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… Read more »