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Hardy Wolf & Downing represents plaintiffs in car accident lawsuits for injuries ranging from spinal cord injury to death. Call for a free consultation.

What are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

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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?

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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

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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?

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When it comes to child passenger safety, car seats for infants, babies, and children is a priority for all parents. Fussing with your baby and buckling them in their rear-facing car seat can be frustrating, particularly on those icy cold, Maine winter mornings. Infants and babies especially do not like to lose sight of their… 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?

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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 »

Tips on How to Stop Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents, and the top culprit behind it all is cell phone use while behind the wheel. A study conducted by driving analytics company Zendrive found a staggering 88 percent of drivers use their phones while driving. The study found drivers spent 3.5 minutes on their… Read more »

Who’s At Fault in a Self-Driving Car Crash?

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Automated vehicles are a thrilling invention that could change transportation forever. There is, however, a fundamental question haunting personal injury attorneys. Who is liable for injuries or property damage resulting from autonomous vehicle accidents? The answer? It’s complicated. Check out the infographic below for more information.

Top Causes of Trucking Accidents

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The size of large commercial trucks, tankers, and tractor trailers make them a higher safety risk than other vehicles on the road. Even small errors can lead to major consequences. In most cases, drivers of surrounding passenger vehicles suffer significantly more than the drivers of the trucks themselves. Learn some common causes behind trucking collisions… Read more »