The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates seatbelts and air bags save more than 14,387 lives each year. A new life-saving technology may be just as commonplace – in 88 percent of all cars by 2025, according to Ernst & Young. The “telematics” business involves the linking of cars to computer systems. Right now some… Read more »
Category: Car Accidents
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A Rhode Island woman was killed in a crash on the Maine Turnpike in Kittery. A tractor-trailer broke through a guardrail and crossed the median to collide head-on with the victim’s SUV. The Maine truck accident lawyers of Hardy, Wolf & Downing are hoping police are able to pinpoint a cause for the crash at the… Read more »
Thomas Downing, Esq is a personal injury attorney and partner at Hardy Wolf & Downing. In his personal life, he is also Captain Downing at Yarmouth Fire/Rescue- FF1/AEMT (picture below). This article on Motor Vehicle Crash Scene Safety was written by Captain Downing. You are driving along the interstate when it ahead you see traffic… Read more »
Famed veteran of the United States Army and Maine legislative hopeful Stuart “Toby” Pennels passed away earlier this month from injuries sustained in an August 3rd motorcycle accident – which involved a collision with a pickup truck driver in the Sandy River Plantation area. The victim, who was wearing a helmet at the time of the… Read more »
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.
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 »