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Maine Injury Lawyers Concerned about Spate of Motorcycle Crashes

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Route 202 in Windham was the site of yet another motorcycle crash earlier this month, which nearly claimed the life of the operator. Police say that witnesses on the scene helped the severely injured biker, who was quickly transported to Maine Medical Center. Officials say that the accident happened when the driver of a vehicle… Read more »

Judge Issues Cell Phone Ban for Driver who Killed Bicyclist

distractions while driving

At Hardy, Wolf & Downing, we are convinced that many motorists in our state and throughout the country don’t understand the responsibility they have to avoid distractions such as cell phone use when they get behind the wheel. And we have seen the consequences in lives lost or damaged due to distracted driving accidents when… Read more »

Portland Police Use Facebook to Post DUI Arrests

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Driving while under the influence of alcohol comes with the risk of life-changing consequences ranging from penalties and jail time to severe personal injury and even death.  In the United States, Maine is one of only five states without felony DUI laws for convictions, but a recent initiative by the South Portland police aims to… Read more »

Use of Sleeping Pills Boosts Car Crash Dangers, Research Reveals

Car slipping on black ice

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, commonly prescribed sleeping pills including Ambien, Restoril and Desyrel can actually double the car accident risk among those just starting to use the drugs as compared to drivers who do not take such medications. The research showed that the elevated risk can… Read more »

NHTSA Offers Tips to Avoid Pedal Error

Rear end car crash

On May 29, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) issued a safety advisory in an attempt to reduce the number of accidents caused by pedal error. According to the NHTSA, drivers use the brake almost one million times per year, typically without incident. However, approximately 16,000 preventable crashes occur each year as a result… Read more »

Feds Crack Down on Novelty Motorcycle Helmets

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Serving Portland, Lewiston and Bangor, Hardy, Wolf & Downing represent victims of motorcycle crash-related injuries, ensuring that liable parties are held accountable for their actions. As leading Maine motorcycle accident lawyers who also appreciate this recreational pastime ourselves, we understand the physical, emotional and financial ramifications endured when negligence is involved. Bikers are more prone… Read more »

Maine’s OUI and DUI Laws: A Brief Review

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Drunk driving causes more deaths and injuries than any other violent crime. So the State of Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is enforcing some very harsh laws to punish those drivers who choose to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol (OUI). If you’re caught driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08%… Read more »

Technological Solutions for Distracted Driving Among Teens

teens texting and driving

If you’ve been out and about around Maine this spring, you’ve probably noticed a dramatic increase in enforcement efforts and public awareness campaigns aimed at cracking down on distracted driving. Despite these efforts, distracted driving in Maine continues to pose a serious problem; teens in particular are well known for leading this alarming trend. A… Read more »

“U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” Says DOT Safety Campaign

Do and Don't of driving

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) is once again announcing their “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” safety campaign. From April 10-15, state and local law enforcement officers will be aggressively ticketing drivers who drive while distracted, primarily by using mobile devices and, especially, texting while driving. In… Read more »

Alcohol Suspected in Fatal Head on Collision

car accident on highway with ambulance

Excessive speed and drunk driving may be in the mix as possible causes in a fatal head on crash in Lincolnville, according to the Waldo County Sheriff’s office. The driver, Adam Knight, 31 years old, lost his life when he was ejected from his Volkswagen Jetta after it was split in half by the impact… Read more »