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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.

Spinal Cord Injuries

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Of all the injuries sustained in automobile accidents, spinal cord injuries (SCI) are among the most life-threatening and traumatic. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately 12,000 people suffer new spinal cord injuries every year. This means that every day, 30 lives are forever changed due to traumatic spinal cord injuries. These… Read more »

Drunk Driving Victims in Maine: Legal Rights and Recourse

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Drunk driving is a nationwide epidemic that claims thousands of lives each year across the U.S. In fact, in 2010 alone, one life was claimed every 51 minutes because of the recklessness of individuals who chose to drink and get behind the wheel. As drunk driving victim lawyers are all too aware of, Maine is… Read more »

Keep Teens Safe On the Fourth of July

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The Fourth of July is a favorite holiday among teenagers, but it is also the most dangerous. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (compiled between 2006 and 2010), more teens are killed in traffic accidents on July 4th than any other day of the year. To help keep teens safe on… Read more »

Summer Camp Safety and Injury Prevention

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Every summer, more than 11 million US children look forward to attending summer camp. Today’s camps are unique and varied. In addition to traditional activities, such as hiking, swimming, and boating, summer camps also give 21st-century kids an opportunity to unplug from technology while they develop self-confidence and lasting friendships. But along with the many… Read more »

Maine Fireworks Safety Tips

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As communities across the state of Maine gear up to celebrate this year’s 4th of July holiday with barbecues, family reunions and fireworks displays, the personal injury attorneys of Hardy, Wolf and Downing want you and your family to stay safe, particularly if you plan on setting off consumer fireworks as part of your festivities…. Read more »

Secondary or Dry Drowning and Water Safety For Children

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June is National Safety Month, and the personal injury attorneys of Hardy, Wolf and Downing want to remind parents and caregivers to keep an eye on children anytime they are in or around water. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, drowning is the second leading cause of injury and death for children five years… Read more »

Children and Traumatic Brain Injury

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of disability and death for children and adolescents in the US. Children and adolescents receive a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of car accidents, child abuse, falls and sports-related injuries.

Bounce House Injuries On The Rise

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Children of all ages love inflatable bounce houses. With brightly colored exteriors, some of the newest inflatable bounce houses come tricked out with slides, obstacle courses, basketball hoops, and even water slides.  Although they are often touted as safe and fun for all ages, recent news stories have brought to light the risks inherent in… Read more »

Trampoline Injuries and Safety Concerns

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With summertime fast approaching, many parents are on the lookout for safe, fun activities to keep their children busy and active during the long summer months ahead. Although backyard trampolines may seem like the perfect solution for kids with a seemingly endless supply of energy, the American Academy of Pediatrics has officially discouraged children and their… Read more »

Pedestrian Accident Prevention and Safety Tips

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How Can Pedestrians Stay Safe? Although Maine motorists have a responsibility to “exercise due care” when driving and passing a pedestrian by leaving a distance of at least 3 feet when they pass,  the unfortunate truth is that motorists can’t always be counted on to follow these laws; as a result, pedestrian accident victims are… Read more »