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5 Things NOT to Do on a Motorcycle

Portland Maine Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

With the weather warming, motorcycle season is fast upon us. With the coming season, it’s a good time to remind all to practice motorcycle safety when on the road. For motorcyclists in particular, after a long Maine winter behind the wheel of a car, it’s important to refocus and reacquaint themselves with the “do’s and… Read more »

How Parking Lot Collisions Can Still Lead to Injuries

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Parking lots are often busy and congested places where distracted driving and pedestrian accidents go hand-and-hand. Many people hold a common misconception of parking lots being safer than roadways. With so many cars moving in different directions, rushing to parking spots, pulling in and out of parking spaces, parking lots at times can be quite… Read more »

When is it Too Late to Get a Lawyer For a Car Accident?

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After you have been injured in a car accident, the days and weeks can slip by before you even realize it has been months since the accident. The focus on recovery, continual medical care and doctor’s appointments, the lost time at work, and working on getting another car, and even trying to forget and get… Read more »

Who’s at Fault at an Intersection Accident?

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With traffic entering and exiting from every angle, intersections can be busy places. It’s why determining who’s at fault at an intersection accident can, at times, be challenging. Changing traffic lights and missed turn signals, pedestrian crossings, motorcycles appearing from nowhere, and more—it’s no surprise that approximately 40% of car accidents that occur each year… Read more »

Can You Collect Damages From a Hit and Run?

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Can you prove a hit and run? Though the answer should be of no surprise, especially in this day and age, there are still drivers who think they can get away with leaving the scene of an accident. You need not worry about who will pay for the damages to your car when, even in… Read more »

Slippery Road Conditions and Car Accidents: What You Need to Know

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It’s that time of year again—when the roads get slippery, winter car accidents happen. People slide off the roads, get hit from behind, or, unfortunately, sideswiped or strike a pedestrian. Even for the most ‘seasoned’ drivers, driving in wintry weather, snowstorm, or across black ice can be challenging. If a car slides across the road… Read more »

When Can a Passenger Collect from Injuries?

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What happens if you’re a passenger injured in a car accident? Often, passengers don’t know they’re entitled to seek and collect compensation from the “at-fault” driver’s insurance as a third party. There may be an instance where you can file against both insurance companies.

Headaches After a Car Accident: Can I Still Make a Claim?

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Anyone involved in a serious car accident should immediately seek medical attention. Sometimes the seriousness of injuries isn’t apparent for several days. That headache you developed after the car accident may be an indication of something much more severe than a tension headache.

What If the At-Fault Driver Doesn’t Have Enough Insurance?

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Car insurance is necessary because car accidents happen every day. It is the primary reason motorists have car insurance. But what happens when the driver at-fault is underinsured? The reality is that some accidents are more severe than others, which can result in more serious injuries. Unfortunately, even though Maine law requires motor vehicle operators… Read more »

3 Dangerous Types of Car Accidents

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In the aftermath of a car accident, victims or their loved ones should consult with a car accident lawyer to help them make informed decisions and, more importantly, to make sure that they receive the compensation they deserve.