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Tag: Maine Personal Injury Attorneys

Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer

An experienced personal injury attorney is the best way to ensure you will be fully compensated for any injuries sustained as a result of someone else’s negligence. It’s unfortunate, but accidents that lead to personal injuries caused by others through no fault of your own do happen. It can be life-altering. Accidents can occur at… Read more »

“10 Worst Toys” List for 2015

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With the holiday season in full swing, nonprofit consumer watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H.) has released its 2015 “10 Worst Toys” list as a means to sway parents away from purchasing dangerous items for their youngsters. According to W.A.T.C.H., there is an “alarming number” of hazardous toys available in stores and online… Read more »

Study Shows Slowing of Brain Blood Flow Following Concussion

Xray of concussion

Though still considered preliminary in nature, recent research findings suggest that patients who experience a concussion may suffer reduced blood flow to the brain even after symptoms of the trauma are deemed to have subsided. The study was unveiled early this month as part of the Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting, and was… Read more »

Local Motorcyclist Survives Crash Caused by Maine Wildlife

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An avid motorcyclist is thanking his lucky stars after sustaining multiple injuries in a crash that occurred on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Tommy Stone was riding his 2012 Suzuki DRZ400 away from his home in Limington. He rode through Fryeburg and Bethel without incident, but ran into problems on Greenwood Rd. leading to Rt. 117… Read more »

Maine Motorcycle Fatalities Reach Record Highs By August

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Recently released statistics show that motorcycle fatalities in the state of Maine had reached record highs by early August, with a total of 17 deaths as a result of motorcycle crashes between Jan. 1 and Aug. 3, 2015. Four of those fatalities occurred in the first week of August (with two additional car crash deaths also… Read more »

Thompson Lake Boating Accident Injures Eight

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The Maine Warden Service is investigating a boating accident that occurred late in July 2015 on Thompson Lake in Otisfield. The two-boat collision is believed to have injured eight people, including two children. A nine-year-old boy had to be airlifted to Maine Medical Center because of his critical injuries. The other child suffered broken bones… Read more »

Use of Sleeping Pills Boosts Car Crash Dangers, Research Reveals

Car slipping on black ice

According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington, commonly prescribed sleeping pills including Ambien, Restoril and Desyrel can actually double the car accident risk among those just starting to use the drugs as compared to drivers who do not take such medications. The research showed that the elevated risk can… Read more »

Recalled IKEA Crib Mattresses Could Harm Children

Mother Hugging Child

For parents of young children, safety is a top priority. Unfortunately, some of the products that parents trust to be child-safe may in fact pose a risk of life-threatening injuries. As veteran product recall lawyers in Maine, the team at Hardy, Wolf & Downing is concerned about the announcement of an expanded recall of IKEA… Read more »

Maine Accident Attorneys Applaud Advances in Spinal Trauma Rehabilitation

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In a groundbreaking new study conducted by researchers working with the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the cancer drug known as epothilone has shown remarkable effectiveness in limiting the debilitating growth of scar tissue in spinal injury patients while promoting the development of cellular microtubules – which help repair the damaged neural axon tips which… Read more »

New Legislation to Prevent Elder Abuse on the Horizon

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit

The Maine elder abuse lawyers of Hardy, Wolf & Downing have made the fight against elder exploitation and abuse a top priority at their offices. Now, talk of additional legislation to protect seniors has made this team hopeful that seniors will have more financial protection from federal and state government. A chair on the Senate’s Special… Read more »