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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.

Maine Car Accident Attorney: What To Do After A Car Accident

Rear end car crash

Unless you’re a demolition derby driver, no one leaves the house in the morning expecting to be involved in a car accident.  Automobile accidents are scary, costly and often involve time away from work and family dealing with automobile repairs, liability issues, and insurance claims. In the worst case scenarios, automobile accidents can lead to… Read more »

Understanding Emotional and Psychological Trauma After A Car Accident

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With roughly 250 million cars and light trucks on our nation’s roadways,  roadside automobile accidents are a familiar sight for most motorists.  It’s rare to cruise down a busy highway without seeing the tell-tale flashing lights of emergency vehicles at the site of a car crash. Makeshift memorials for victims of fatal automobile accidents dot… Read more »

Avoiding Pedestrian and Automobile Accidents

Pedestrian Walk Sign

If you live in Maine, you’ll never run out of wonderful places to explore. But in order for everyone to enjoy hiking, walking and sightseeing safely,  motorists and pedestrians must be mindful of each other’s whereabouts and focus on sharing the roadways safely.  Especially as the weather warms up, more pedestrians will head outdoors to… Read more »

Increased Risk of Depression After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Doubt and Diagnosis  Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) are serious injuries to brain tissue that may leave patients with lasting physiological damage and serious cognitive deficits. These injuries also have long-term effects on victims’ ability to earn a living and perform routine functions of daily living. Unfortunately, mild traumatic brain injuries… Read more »

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

2014 New Year celebration

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

Aircraft with Aerial Reconnaissance camera

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

Car slipping on black ice

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.