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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 »

Who’s At Fault If You Hit a Deer With Your Car?

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If you hit a deer with your car, will your insurance cover it? If you drive in Maine, you better make sure that it does. Car-deer collisions are a common occurrence and big problem. They can happen anytime throughout the year, but especially in the autumn during mating season. Collisions are so frequent that the… Read more »

Can I Sue for a Rear-End Collision in Maine?

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If you got hit from behind while driving and are wondering, “Should I sue if I got rear-ended?” then the short answer is that you can if you choose to, but there might be other factors to consider before filing a lawsuit. Receiving compensation for your damaged vehicle is typically a straightforward affair once the… Read more »

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

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For some, wondering what to do after an accident that is not your fault, even a minor one, can be a source of confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety. Even as the bills pile up, many people hesitate, feel overwhelmed by the legal process, or even feel intimidated. Others do not want to burden the system or… Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Headache After a Car Accident

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Suffering headaches after a car accident may be a sign of a more severe injury. If you haven’t received medical attention yet, you should, immediately. Then, it may be time to consult with a traumatic brain injury attorney as you weigh your options. The truth is you should never ignore a headache after a car… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Maine State Motorcycle Laws

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Over the years, Maine state motorcycle laws have gone through numerous revisions. Though any resident can obtain a permit or license to operate their motorcycle on Maine roadways, the license holder must stay up-to-date on current state laws pertaining to motorcycles and their operation.