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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 »

Frightening Facts: Halloween Drinking and Driving

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Risky Ghouls and Goblins: Drunk Driving Poses Deadly Risks on Halloween Halloween isn’t just for little princesses, ghosts, and pirates anymore.  It has become the second highest grossing commercial holiday in the United States, second only to Christmas.  Adults and college students alike enjoy dressing up and attending costume parties and other Halloween themed get-togethers…. Read more »

Winter Driving in Maine – Leave Sooner, Drive Slower, Live Longer

Maine winters are known the world over for their breathtaking beauty.  They bring to mind images of pristine winter woods,  sparkling snow and cozy nights snuggled by the fire. But as the weather gets colder and the nights longer,  Maine residents must also remember the treacherous side of Old Man Winter,  and prepare themselves for… Read more »