Research suggests that drivers severely lacking sleep may be a serious hazard to the road. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study revealing that as many as 7,500 fatal car crashes occur in the U.S. each year involving drowsy driving.
Category: Car Accidents
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Summer can pose an increase in on-road dangers for motorcyclists in Maine; the largest percentage of the nearly 3,000 motorcycle crashes in the state between 2006 and 2010 occurred from June to August. Most collisions occurred on Saturday and Sunday during the late afternoon and evening hours, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. Causes… Read more »
While most Americans are aware of the dangers inherent in distracted driving, few realize the dangers of distracted walking (also known as texting while walking or TWW). For some, the phrase ‘distracted walking’ conjures up images of comedic pratfalls. But, as emergency rooms physicians can attest, distracted walking is no laughing matter. Although there is… Read more »
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who is skilled in dealing with pedestrian and automobile accidents. If you or someone you love has been struck by an automobile, truck or motorcycle while walking, running or playing, the Hardy, Wolf and Downing personal injury team… Read more »
In parts 1 and 2 of this series, children and car accidents are discussed, along with generalized suggestions for parents to identify possible emotional trauma in children following a car accident. This post, part 3 of the series, will identify additional ways children might react to being involved in an automobile accident and discuss issues parents… Read more »
In part one of this series, the general nature of car accidents, children and emotional trauma was discussed. This post will delve further into issues surrounding child trauma stemming from car accidents. Remember: Children And Adults Process Trauma Differently When parents think of healthy, appropriate ways to approach their child after an automobile accident, they should… Read more »
Car Accidents Affect All Areas of Your Life After 35 years of helping Maine families deal with the legal, emotional and physical toll of car accidents, the personal injury attorneys of Hardy, Wolf and Downing understand the unexpected, traumatic nature of automobile accidents. Car accidents are often all-encompassing, distressing events which involve many areas of… Read more »
The car accident attorneys of Hardy, Wolf and Downing know that all parents want to keep their children safe. This often becomes more of a challenge during the teen years, when teens spread their wings and gain more independence. Fortunately, one of the best and most important ways parents can keep their teenaged children safe is… Read more »
An Orange County, California jury deadlocked today, forcing the judge to declare a mistrial in the distracted driving case against a 31-year-old driver who was charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence in an April 2011 accident that killed 23-year-old Deanna Mauer on the 405 Freeway. After 16 hours of deliberations, the twelve member jury could… Read more »
Unless you’re a demolition derby driver, no one leaves the house in the morning expecting to be involved in a car accident. Automobile accidents are scary, costly and often involve time away from work and family dealing with automobile repairs, liability issues, and insurance claims. In the worst case scenarios, automobile accidents can lead to… Read more »