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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 »

Holidays With Aging Parents – Signs Moms and Dad Need Help

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The holidays give busy families a much-needed opportunity to pause and spend quality time together. For adult children with aging parents,  the holidays also provide a golden opportunity to assess how well their elderly parents are managing the routine tasks of daily living. Whether your elderly loved one resides at home or in a Maine… Read more »

Maine Parents Tirelessly Advocate for Trucking Safety After Son Killed In Highway Crash

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Twenty years ago,  Daphne and Steve Izer received news that would change their lives forever.  Their son, 17-year-old Jeff Izer,  had been killed in an accident on the Maine Turnpike.  While parked in the breakdown lane,  a tractor-trailer rolled over on Jeff’s small vehicle.  The accident killed four teens,  including Jeff’s girlfriend, sixteen-year-old Angie Dubec…. Read more »

Keeping Your Teen Driver Safe During the Holidays

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This holiday season,  the personal injury attorneys at Hardy, Wolf and Downing want your family to stay safe, happy and healthy.  Sitting down with your teen driver to review safe driving practices can make the difference between a holiday full of magical memories and one marked by tragedy. Teen Drivers: Sobering Statistics All parents would… Read more »

Ways to Protect Yourself from Maine’s Uninsured Drivers

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Maine’s Motor Vehicle Insurance Laws: Coverage Amounts and Uninsured Motorist Supplemental Policies In Maine, drivers are required by law to carry a minimum of $50,000 in insurance coverage per person, and $100,000 per accident. If a motorist is stopped by police and can not show proof of insurance, they are fined. Maine drivers are also… Read more »

Thanksgiving Travel in Maine: Stay Safe in Wintery Weather

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Thanksgiving is a busy time for holiday travelers. United States Department of Transportation statistics show that long-distance trips (50 miles or more) increase by 54% during Thanksgiving.  AAA estimates that  43.5 million Americans will hit the road for the holiday this year, and 90% of them will make their treks in automobiles (as opposed to… Read more »