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Dramatic Experiment Shows Drowsy Driving Dangers

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While it may prove challenging to attribute a serious or even fatal motor vehicle accident to drowsy driving, it is estimated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that roughly 2.5 percent of all deadly crashes and 2 percent of severe personal injuries involve fatigued motorists. The National Sleep Foundation further attributes 1,550 deaths each… Read more »

GM Recall Fatality Lawyers Warn Filing Deadline Fast Approaching

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GM recall fatality lawyers at Hardy, Wolf & Downing are warning those injured by recalled GM vehicles that the deadline for filing claims is approaching quickly. General Motors has set a deadline of December 31, 2014 for those who were seriously injured or family member of loved ones that died as a result of the… Read more »

Speeding May be to Blame for Fatal Crash on Route 302

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The Portland, Maine area is grieving the loss of a 16-year-old football player and his mother’s 35-year-old boyfriend, after they were killed in a tragic car accident on Sunday, October 19. Candice Tucker, Branden Denis’s 36-year-old mother was at the wheel of the car, when she unsuccessfully tried to pass another vehicle on Route 302… Read more »

Maine Car Accident Lawyers Discuss CDC Vehicle Crash Report

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In October of this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report detailing the widespread impact of motor vehicle crashes, including alarming statistics detailing the true costs of a vehicle collision. At Hardy Wolf Downing, we are dedicated to advocating on behalf of injured patients, even when the insurance companies are refusing… Read more »

178 Safety Violations for Firm Linked to Deadly Hayride

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A firm with connections to the farm in Mechanic Falls where a deadly hayride accident recently occurred received 178 vehicle safety violations in the past 10 years, according to records obtained by the Maine Sun Journal. Re-harvest, a company that operates recycling trucks, functions as part of the same corporate structure as Harvest Hill Farms,… Read more »

Perils of Roadway Accidents in Maine

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Distracted driving. Driving under the influence. Unsafe speeds. These are all risk factors for collision, injury and fatality – however millions of drivers nationwide continue to engage in this type of behavior behind the wheel, involuntarily placing the rest of us in harm’s way as we navigate the highways and byways in our communities. In… Read more »

Distracted Driving Prevention Technology On The Horizon

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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 »

Fatal Crash on Kittery Turnpike Concerns Maine Truck Accident Lawyers

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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 »

Car Crash Scene Safety

Captain Tom Downing of Hardy Wolf & Downing

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 »

Maine Senatorial Candidate Dies in Tragic Motorcycle Accident

Portland Maine Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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 »