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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.

Shortage of Caregivers for the Elderly

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In the year 2000, the Family Caregiver Alliance reported that approximately 13 million Americans required some type of long-term care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities or at home.  According to current estimates,  by the year 2050,  this figure is expected to double to approximately 27 million.  This means that in roughly 36 years, 14… Read more »

Maine Elderly Abuse Attorneys: When Is It Time To Take the Car Keys?

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As our parents age, many face health problems that make it unsafe for them to continue driving. The experienced Maine elderly abuse attorneys at Hardy, Wolf and Downing know that adult children often face the difficult conversation with their aging parents when concerns arise about driving safety. By age 70,  eldercare experts estimate that 80… Read more »

Ring In the New Year Safely

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It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season whizzed by in a flash and we’re poised on the edge of a new year. New Year’s is a time for reflection when we cast out all things old and ring in a new year with style and sparkle. Sadly,  there is a  darker side to this festive… Read more »

Upholding Our Promise to Honor American Veterans: Part 1

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World War I: The Eleventh Hour History of Veteran’s Day World War I was dubbed “The Great War” by a Canadian magazine reporter who said, “Some wars name themselves. This is the Great War.”  The loss of life incurred during WWI was staggering.  Every day, 6,000 soldiers were killed in battle, making WWI one of the deadliest conflicts… Read more »

Black Ice: Driving Tips, Safety Information and Accident Prevention

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In this part of the world, only Maine gives winter the welcome and the worship it should have. -Tom Allen Maine winters are indeed beautiful.   But when winter arrives in Maine,  its beauty is tempered by hazardous winter driving conditions.  Snow and ice increase the likelihood of serious and sometimes fatal automobile accidents and… Read more »

Centerline Rumble Strips Reduce Traffic Fatalities and Head on Collisions in Maine

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Staying Safe on Maine Highways: Maine DOT Crash Data Maine DOT crash data,  gathered since 2006,  demonstrates that centerline rumble strips are a cost-effective way to save lives and prevent head-on collisions along Maine’s busy highways.  Hardy, Wolf and Downing’s attorneys believe that is excellent news for Maine drivers.

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Adults

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Halloween is a fun, festive and memorable holiday for adults and children alike.  Pumpkin carving,  candied apples, adorable ghosts and goblins, and trick or treating make Halloween a traditional family favorite.

Halloween Parties On College Campuses Keep Police Busy

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Festivities Tied to  Increase in Impaired Driving and Binge Drinking Binge Drinking Among Underaged and College Students High-Risk Drinking on College Campuses Many see the tradition of Halloween themed parties at fraternities,  sororities,  apartments and dorms at our nation’s colleges and universities as a rite of passage for college students.  In reality, they pose a significant… Read more »

Maine Drunk Driving – Dangers and Costs

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Sobering Statistics on Drunk and Alcohol-Impaired Driving Every day,  close to 30 people die in motor vehicle accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. 31% of all fatal traffic accidents in the U.S. involved alcohol-related automobile accidents. Every 90 seconds,  someone is killed or seriously injured in an alcohol-related crash. Annually,  alcohol-related crashes cost the US more… Read more »