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Who’s at Fault in an Accident?

Who's at Fault in an Accident

Determining who’s at fault in an accident is necessary to be awarded compensation in a personal injury claim. Not all accidents and the injuries that result from them are cut and dry. It must be proven that the liable party, the person or parties who were responsible for the accident, were legally at fault due… Read more »

3 Things You Should Do After An Accident or Injury

Car accident

No one plans for an accident or injury. Unfortunately, chances are, at some point in life, whether minor or major, one will happen. If it is due to someone else’s negligence, knowing what to do after the accident will help you make an informed decision as you move forward on the road to recovery. Should… Read more »

Winter Driving Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

winter driving tips

Winter driving tips can be very helpful. Navigating behind a wheel in ice and snow can be challenging to even the most experienced drivers. In Maine, winter driving means to be prepared at all times. Mainers know that on any given day the weather can go from sunny and mild to snowing sideways in a… Read more »

Why You Should Think Twice Before Running a Red Light

think twice before running red light

Drivers running through red lights significantly raise the potential for causing accidents and injuring others. If you have been injured as a result of a driver running a red light, Hardy, Wolf & Downing are car accident lawyers in Maine that can help you determine your best course of action for securing compensation.

Why Would a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Turn Down a Case?

Attorney Chris Lewis on Motorcyle

When a motorcyclist is involved in an accident or collision it’s important that they contact a motorcycle accident lawyer at the earliest opportunity. Bikers are essentially defenseless, and when involved in a collision, more often than not they suffer several injuries, some critical, and more often than necessary, fatal. Motorcyclists who are accident victims certainly… Read more »

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 »