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How parking lot collisions can lead to injuries

Safely driving through a parking lot requires keen attention and caution. The common misconception about parking lots is that they are safer than major roadways. Parking lots are often far more congested with both drivers and pedestrians than major roadways, however. With so many distractions and so many drivers and pedestrians coming and going, traffic...

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Is pedestrian safety getting the attention it deserves?

Pedestrian fatalities have been on the rise over the last few years. This is despite an overall decline in fatal crashes. In 2018, there were approximately 6,283 pedestrian deaths reported across the United States. That’s a three percent increase from 2017. Some safety advocates speculate that an increase in SUVs (which have been shown to...

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Who are the most vulnerable road users on Maine roads?

Traffic fatalities involving car occupants have been on a steady decline over the last few years. That may be due to better car designs, new safety features and stricter distracted driving laws. The same can't be said about pedestrians and bicyclists. Unlike motorists, they don't have the protection of seatbelts, airbags and heavy structural framework....

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Has speeding increased on Maine roads due to COVID-19?

Maine Governor Janet Mills issued a statewide stay-at-home order on March 31, 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Until May 31, residents are urged to avoid traveling unless it's for essential purposes, such as going to work, getting groceries, or attending medical appointments. Our roads are relatively empty as a result of the statewide...

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What does the COVID-19 shutdown mean for my personal injury case?

On March 31, 2020, Maine Governor Janet Mills issued a statewide stay-at-home order to help prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, residents were urged to stay home and several businesses were required to close their doors. While the pandemic has temporarily changed daily life in Maine, some people must still...

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Our law firm will be available to help during the COVID-19 pandemic

The legal team at The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein has been closely monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Cases of COVID-19 are rapidly spreading across the United States, including in Maine. As news continues to unfold, we worry about the safety of our staff, our families, friends, and community. Despite many Maine...

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Rise in bicyclist & pedestrian deaths prompts safety advocate action in Maine

Bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities tripled from 2018-2019 across the state of Maine. This upsurge in fatalities has led the Bicycle Coalition of Maine to push for increased education and infrastructural improvements. A call for traffic safety education The coalition is urging state lawmakers to mandate traffic safety education in Maine schools, according to the Portland...

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