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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.

Children and Car Accidents: Part 1

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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 »

Maine Distracted Driving Attorneys – Distracted Driving Crash Proves Fatal

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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 »

Maine Car Accident Attorney: What To Do After A Car Accident

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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 »

Teenage Drivers and Car Accidents

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“The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of the tires.” Dorothy Parker Being the parent of a teenager isn’t for the faint of heart.  Seemingly overnight, the sweet toddler who was once begging you for another bedtime story is suddenly asking for… Read more »

Maine Spring Driving Safety Tips

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Spring can be a dangerous time for Maine drivers. Even though Mark Twain wasn’t concerned about driver safety as he addressed a room of New Englanders in 1876, he nevertheless noted, “In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”  Having lived in Connecticut for many years, Twain was… Read more »

Maine Is Mad For Motorcycles

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Maine’s scenic highways are consistently ranked among the nation’s top ten motorcycle routes.  With 3,478 miles of breathtaking coastline, over 60 lighthouses and almost 50 peninsulas to explore, there’s plenty of natural beauty to appreciate as you travel the state’s picturesque byways. But before you set out on the motorcycle adventure of a lifetime,  it’s… Read more »

Automobile Accidents and Cervicogenic (CEH) Headaches

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Cervicogenic (CEH) headaches are defined as headaches caused by pain referred from the neck. Although Cervicogenic headaches sometimes mimic symptoms of tension, migraine or cluster headaches,  their origins, causative factors, and treatment are distinctly different. ‘Cervicogenic’ is a term that refers to the cervical area of the spine, which is located near the base of… Read more »

ADHD, Distracted Driving and Auto Accidents

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Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)  is a common developmental problem that affects millions of children, teens, and adults.  It can be difficult to diagnose correctly but is typically characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADHD: Background According to current estimates: 1 in 5 high school boys has ADHD. 11 percent of school-aged children over-all has a… Read more »

Black Ice Causes Multiple Accidents on Maine Turnpike

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Black ice brought traffic to a standstill on the Maine Turnpike Sunday evening.  During the daylight hours,  the roads remained relatively safe.  But between 5 and 5:30 pm,  the sun began to set and conditions changed drastically.  Around 5 pm, a tractor-trailer jackknifed across the northbound lanes of traffic, between Falmouth and Gray, forcing Maine… Read more »