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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.

Popular Lawyers in Fiction

Audiences have been captivated by courtroom dramas for hundreds of years. While the real-life legal system can be filled with long waiting periods and less-than-exciting minutiae, court portrayals on the printed page and big screen allow readers and viewers to skip the monotony and get straight to the gripping drama. These dramatized stories often revolve… Read more »

A Guide to Legal Latin

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Every profession has its jargon. A doctor may need something “stat,” a boxer may be “on the ropes” and a computer scientist may espouse that “A.I.” will take over the world! In a court of law, you may even hear a lawyer say “ignorantia juris non excusat.” … Come again?

What is Negligence?

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What is Negligence? Negligence is when failure to act as a “reasonable person” directly causes injury to someone else.1 Legally, people have a “duty of care” to protect other individuals. For example, you shouldn’t be putting others in harm’s way by texting and driving. Similarly, business owners, property owners, and manufacturers are supposed to ensure that… Read more »

The Great GMO Debate

Are GMOs Harmful or Helpful | Hardy Wolf & Downing

The nutrition and ethics of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been debated for decades, eventually gaining the attention of President Obama who signed a law in 2016 requiring food manufacturers to disclose which of their foods contain GMOs. While consumer groups lauded the new law’s transparency, there are loopholes that allow manufacturers to avoid disclosing… Read more »

Dog Attack Injuries

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While dogs are man’s best friend they can sometimes lash out in unexpected ways. Animal bites are common throughout the United States, though most only require minor medical attention. In addition to causing physical injury, a dog bite can become infected. To protect yourself and your loved ones it’s important to understand why dogs attack,… Read more »

A Song of Laws and Damages: Personal Injury in the “Game of Thrones” – Part 2

Game of Thrones’ six seasons of drama and action have amassed a significant body count. While characters of the fantasy series are forced to seek physical revenge for wrongs against them or their loved ones, today’s modern system of law allows victims to pursue financial compensation. In our last blog we discussed the many lawsuits… Read more »

Families Suing Jose Fernandez Estate

Hardy Wolf & Downing's take on the families suing the Jose Fernandez Estate

The bodies of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and two others, Eduardo Rivero and Emilio Jesus Macias, were found September of last year after a boating accident resulted in the death of all three men. While previously thought to be an unfortunate accident, results from a six-month investigation by The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation… Read more »