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Category: Distracted Driving

Maine Car Accident Lawyers Explain the Hands-Free Law

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The latest Maine cellphone laws and hands-free law went into effect on September 19, 2019. In large part, the law was passed in an effort to reduce distracted driving accidents in the state. Although distracted driving is a problem everywhere, for Maine drivers or those driving in Maine, the issue has become a serious problem… Read more »

What are the Most Common Causes of Distracted Driving Accidents?

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Few would argue that distracted driving accidents have been a problem nationwide for years, no less so than in Maine. The truth is, Maine has a distracted driving problem, and it’s ugly. With nearly 13 fatalities per year per one-hundred thousand people on average, the Insurance Information Institute’s 2020 report places Maine not only at… Read more »

3 Dangerous Types of Car Accidents

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In the aftermath of a car accident, victims or their loved ones should consult with a car accident lawyer to help them make informed decisions and, more importantly, to make sure that they receive the compensation they deserve.

What You Need to Know About Texting and Driving Law

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Any car accident lawyer would agree that texting and driving has reached near epidemic proportions nationwide. The roadways are filled with distracted drivers who reach for their cell phone to read messages and text while driving, and in the process cause a car accident, resulting in serious injuries and sometimes even death to innocent victims…. Read more »

5 Causes of Distracted Driving

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Even the most attentive drivers are capable of falling victim to distractions, but only recently has Maine become aware of this phenomenon when it comes to operating a motor vehicle. Law enforcement agencies and safety advocates are taking steps to reduce distracted driving accidents, which is a major cause of auto accidents across the Pine… Read more »

Portland Maine Car Accident Attorneys: Teens Model Parents Distracted Driving Habits

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The experienced Portland, Maine car accident attorneys at Hardy, Wolf and Downing have seen the tragic results of distracted driving accidents far too many times in our personal injury practice. As a service to the Maine community, we would like to educate our clients about the dangers of distracted driving in an effort to protect families… Read more »