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Tag: Maine wrongful death

Buxton Woman Ejected From Vehicle in Fatal Saco Car Accident

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Police officers are working to determine what caused 26-year-old Shannan Carrier’s 2006 Nissan Altima to veer over the center line in the 400 block of Route 112 near Thibodeau’s Dairy at 11:40 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21st. Carrier was ejected from the vehicle and died upon impact after her car struck a 2008 Honda Ridgeline… Read more »

Canoe Accident Claims Lives of Pennsylvania Retirees

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Early this month, a canoeing accident claimed the lives of a married couple from Warrington, Pennsylvania. Their death occurred just as they should have been preparing for their golden years; the couple was planning to retire next year to Jonesport, Maine, near where their bodies were found. If you or a loved one has been… 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 »

Answers Sought in Tragic Amtrak Crash

Freight car filled with coal passes over a grade crossing with warning signal

The recent Amtrak derailment and death of at least eight passengers illustrates the potential risks of commuter trains. While train crashes do not happen often, when they do, the consequences can be far-reaching. When the unthinkable occurs, the Maine train derailment attorneys at Hardy, Wolf & Downing are ready to represent victims of railroad accidents and… Read more »

Maine Wrongful Death & Survival Statutes

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Historically, when someone died few remedies were available to the loved ones left behind. Thankfully Maine, like many other states, changed this rule by enacting Death and Survival Statutes. In Maine we have both a Wrongful Death and a Survival statute, and although both are triggered by death, Wrongful Death claims and Survival claims are… Read more »

Halloween Hayride Accident Kills One, Injures Dozens

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What should have been an entertaining Halloween pastime turned into a nightmare last Saturday at Harvest Hill Farms, when a haunted hayride went amok in Mechanical Falls, Maine.  Authorities suspect that mechanical failure may be the culprit in the crash, which killed a seventeen year-old student and injured at least 22 other passengers. According to… Read more »