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An Act of Kindness Leads to a Living Kidney Transplant

November is a month to celebrate giving and selfless acts of kindness. This year we have a special topic and story to share about kidney disease. The effects of kidney disease impact people’s lives in unimaginable ways, and recently, one of our own became a living donor to a neighbor in need.  Watch the heartening… Read more »

Chris Lewis Named President of Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Christian Lewis, a partner at Hardy Wolf and Downing, was named President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA) on March 20, 2020. Before becoming President, Chris served the MTLA as Secretary and Treasurer. The MTLA has over 600 Maine lawyers as members. It represents the interests of those who represent the interests of ordinary Mainers in… Read more »

Should I Consider Filing a Loss of Consortium Claim?

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In personal injury cases, a loss of consortium may not be as obvious as suffering broken bones, but the pain, suffering, and emotional distress can be just as real. Loss of consortium is a personal injury that relates to the loss of spousal relationships due to an accident caused by negligence. If your spouse is… Read more »

How to Build a Personal Injury Case with Evidence of Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving accidents are a serious, persistent problem that plagues our streets, roads, and highways. Each year, distracted driving accidents account for over 3,000 fatal crashes in the U.S. alone. Driving distracted is not only a danger to all drivers, but it poses a threat to vehicle occupants, pedestrians and bicyclists as well. Though the… Read more »

Are You Always at Fault if You Hit Someone From Behind?

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In an era of cell phones, text messaging and distracted driving, rear-end collision injuries have become all too common. When such an accident does happen, determining fault in rear-end collisions may seem like an open and shut case. Though there are a handful of exceptions, in general, the presumption is that the driver that strikes… Read more »

What are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

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In recent years, auto-pedestrian accidents have increased at an alarming rate. With the increase in pedestrian-car accident injuries come more pedestrian fatalities. From 2009 to 2018 pedestrian deaths increased by over 51% from 4,009 fatalities to 6,227 people. The Governors Highway Safety Association reported that the latter number is up by 250 from 2017, the… Read more »

What Do You Do in a Minor Car Accident?

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Minor car accidents can happen anywhere at any time, causing stress, aggravation, and much inconvenience. It may only be a fender-bender, but do you know what to do after a car accident? It’s important. Knowing what to do can help you to protect yourself financially. Minor accidents are generally fender-bender-like collisions. Where no one is… Read more »

What are the Most Common Construction Accidents?

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No one wants to see employees, workers, visitors or colleagues injured on a construction site, but accidents do occur and sometimes they are very serious. When construction site accidents do happen, contact a construction accident attorney to help determine whether you have the basis for a personal injury claim.

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

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Knowing what is a personal injury claim is an important first step before filing a personal injury lawsuit. Personal injury law covers a substantial number of accidents that encompass many scenarios. By definition, a personal injury claim is a claim for liability and damage done to you as a result of the negligence of another… Read more »