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Summer Road Safety: Look Twice, Save a Life

Chris Lewis Attorney Motorcycle Safety

With summer upon us and the number of cars, trucks, campers, and motorcycles on the road in Maine we want to remind people to “Look Twice, Save a Life.” The slogan used to promote motorcycle awareness and safety is aimed to reduce motorcycle accidents and fatalities throughout the country. During the summer months, “Look Twice,… Read more »

How to Build a Personal Injury Case with Evidence of Distracted Driving

distracted driving texting and driving

Distracted driving accidents are a serious, persistent problem that plagues our streets, roads, and highways. Each year, distracted driving accidents account for over 3,000 fatal crashes in the U.S. alone. Driving distracted is not only a danger to all drivers, but it poses a threat to vehicle occupants, pedestrians and bicyclists as well. Though the… Read more »

Are You Always at Fault if You Hit Someone From Behind?

rear end collision injuries

In an era of cell phones, text messaging and distracted driving, rear-end collision injuries have become all too common. When such an accident does happen, determining fault in rear-end collisions may seem like an open and shut case. Though there are a handful of exceptions, in general, the presumption is that the driver that strikes… Read more »

What are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

pedestrian auto accident injuries

In recent years, auto-pedestrian accidents have increased at an alarming rate. With the increase in pedestrian-car accident injuries come more pedestrian fatalities. From 2009 to 2018 pedestrian deaths increased by over 51% from 4,009 fatalities to 6,227 people. The Governors Highway Safety Association reported that the latter number is up by 250 from 2017, the… Read more »

What Do You Do in a Minor Car Accident?

what to do after a car accident

Minor car accidents can happen anywhere at any time, causing stress, aggravation, and much inconvenience. It may only be a fender-bender, but do you know what to do after a car accident? It’s important. Knowing what to do can help you to protect yourself financially. Minor accidents are generally fender-bender-like collisions. Where no one is… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Texting and Driving Law

Teenagers driving

Any car accident lawyer would agree that texting and driving has reached near epidemic proportions nationwide. The roadways are filled with distracted drivers who reach for their cell phone to read messages and text while driving, and in the process cause a car accident, resulting in serious injuries and sometimes even death to innocent victims…. Read more »

How Long Should Kids Be in Rear-Facing Car Seats?

Toddlers playing with cars

UPDATE: As of June 14, 2019, Governor Janet Mills signed new child safety seat rules into law, An Act To Update Laws Governing Child Safety (LD 1269). The new rules define the required time a child needs to remain in a rear-facing seat and changes the weight requirement for forward-facing seats used with a harness…. Read more »

The Aftermath of a Motorcycle Accident

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There many vital steps to take after a motorcycle accident, one of which should be contacting a motorcycle accident lawyer. Medical treatment in the emergency room and the recovery beyond that can be a trying, confusing time. Consulting with a motorcycle accident lawyer in the aftermath of a motorcycle accident could help you and your… Read more »

What Should I Do After an Uber Car Accident?

uber car accident

For passengers, it’s important to know what to do if you are ever involved in an Uber car accident. What recourse do you have if it should happen? It’s something few think of when they pull their smartphone out on Saturday night to hail a driver. Within a matter of minutes, that driver appears, greetings… Read more »