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A Song of Laws and Damages: Personal Injury in the “Game of Thrones” – Part 1

Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington in HBO's Game of Thrones.

Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington in HBO’s Game of Thrones. (Image courtesy of HBO via the Telegraph.co.uk)

HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, based off the books by George R. R. Martin, has become a cultural phenomenon. With the seventh season only weeks away, it’s likely that many fans are taking the time to catch-up or get through their latest re-watch of the entire series. (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 Commission (FWC) have recently revealed the true cause. (more…)

Top Causes of Trucking Accidents

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The size of large commercial trucks, tankers, and tractor trailers make them a higher safety risk than other vehicles on the road. Even small errors can lead to major consequences. In most cases, drivers of surrounding passenger vehicles suffer significantly more than the drivers of the trucks themselves. Learn some common causes behind trucking collisions by looking at the infographic below.

If you were involved in a trucking accident contact truck accident lawyers today!

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Calvin Johnson’s Experience with the NFL and Traumatic Brain Injury

Calvin Johnson NFL Traumatic Brain Injury

In March of 2016 former Lions receiver, Calvin Johnson chose to retire after a nine-season career with the NFL, despite having what seemed to be at least several years left. While some people assumed Johnson left due to the Lions’ repeated struggles, in his interview with E:60 he revealed that his physical health was the primary motivating factor. After suffering multiple concussions, Johnson ran the risk of falling victim to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if he continued participation in the NFL. (more…)

5 Causes of Distracted Driving

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Even the most attentive drivers are capable of falling victim to distractions, but only recently has Maine become aware of this phenomenon when it comes to operating a motor vehicle. Law enforcement agencies and safety advocates are taking steps to reduce distracted driving accidents, which is a major cause of auto accidents across the Pine Tree State.

So what is it that is distracting Maine drivers? You might be surprised which activities tops the list.

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Sumner Redstone Sues for Elder Abuse

Sumner Redstone sues for Elder Abuse

The abuse of the elderly has become a significant public health problem, the extent of which can be hard to truly know. Seniors are particularly vulnerable when it comes to abuse, especially when their cognitive faculties are declining and they are unable to advocate for themselves. We would all like to think that our elders would be afforded the respect they deserve, especially from the people who should be dedicated to their well-being. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. (more…)

Supreme Judicial Court Recognizes Maine Attorneys for 2016 Free Legal Aid

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katahdin-counsel-logo-pdf-33In honor of National Pro Bono Week, October 23-29, 2016, Chief Justice Leigh I. Saufley today announced that the Maine Supreme Judicial Court will honor Maine lawyers who have reported their contributions of at least 50 hours of legal assistance to low income and elderly Maine people. This recognition will take place in ceremonies across the state in the coming weeks. This year, the Court will recognize 107 lawyers and 4 law students for donating 11,283 hours of legal work to Mainers in need of civil legal assistance. These legal services have an estimated market value of more than $1,600,000.
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Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Turn Your Family’s Life Upside Down

Traumatic Brain injury

Traumatic Brain injuryOf all the potential injuries a person can sustain in an accident, traumatic brain injuries are some of the most frightening. There are several aspects of traumatic brain injuries that make them especially diabolical in nature:

 

  • Brain injuries aren’t always apparent at the time of the accident and can manifest later
  • These injuries can occur deep in the brain, making them hard to detect even for health care professionals

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I Was In An Auto Accident, What Do I Do Now?

Auto accident

When you get into a car accident, it is often disorienting, confusing, and even scary. Knowing what to do before an accident happens is the best way to prepare yourself if you do get into a collision. This infographic provides a helpful step by step process.

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Record-Setting Personal Injury Settlement in Philadelphia County

Scrabble - Accident Injury Hurt

Life’s major events aren’t always predictable, and the changes they bring aren’t always positive. David Williams, a Pennsylvania landscaper formerly employed by TruGreen, likely understands that sentiment better than most.

David was minding his own business, driving a company truck down a highway in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, when due to no fault of his own the vehicle rolled. The catastrophic accident resulted in irreversible spinal injuries, leaving him a quadriplegic with little hope for further recovery, even after several surgeries. (more…)