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Hardy Wolf & Downing files personal injury lawsuits in Maine due car accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice, and other acts of negligence. Call today.

What’s the Difference Between Property Damage and Bodily Injury?

property damage vs bodily injury

The differences between property damage and bodily injury liability insurance claims, and the laws and policies that govern each, are specific to the type of liability in question. Regarding property damage, a property damage lawyer can help victims who sustain real or personal property loss or damage to recover financially as a result of another’s… Read more »

How Do You Know You Can Trust Your Personal Injury Lawyer?

Hardy, Wolf & Downing is a law firm that residents of Maine know and can trust. As personal injury lawyers, part of what sets us apart from other law firms is that we know Maine because we are Mainers. We relate to and understand the people of Maine on a personal level. Our employees are… 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 »

Summer Road Safety: Look Twice, Save a Life

Chris Lewis Attorney Motorcycle Safety

With summer upon us and the number of cars, trucks, campers, and motorcycles on the road in Maine we want to remind people to “Look Twice, Save a Life.” The slogan used to promote motorcycle awareness and safety is aimed to reduce motorcycle accidents and fatalities throughout the country. During the summer months, “Look Twice,… Read more »

What are the Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?

pedestrian auto accident injuries

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 »

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

do i have a personal injury claim

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 »

When to Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident

When to Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident

Car accidents can be a trying experience for anyone, emotionally and physically. Whether a fender bender or a totaled vehicle, ‘when to get a lawyer for a car accident?’ is not only a very important question but an important decision as well. In most instances, it is related to the degree of emotional and physical… Read more »

What Happens in a Personal Injury Trial?

Personal Injury Settlement

If you’ve suffered a personal injury and you decide to contact an attorney, you will have the option to settle or to go to trial. In personal injury settlements, the prime objective of every attorney representing an injured party is to ensure that the client who was injured through negligence is awarded maximum compensation. Going… Read more »

5 Common Practice Areas for Personal Injury Lawyers

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A personal injury lawyer provides legal services to those who have been injured, either physically, emotionally or psychologically, due to negligence by another person, company, entity or agency. Personal injury law is an area of law known as tort law (think torturous, i.e., that which causes suffering). Regardless of the basis for any personal injury… Read more »

How Long Should Kids Be in Rear-Facing Car Seats?

Toddlers playing with cars

UPDATE: As of June 14, 2019, Governor Janet Mills signed new child safety seat rules into law, An Act To Update Laws Governing Child Safety (LD 1269). The new rules define the required time a child needs to remain in a rear-facing seat and changes the weight requirement for forward-facing seats used with a harness…. Read more »