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Helping teen drivers stay safe and arrive alive

Every year, communities in Maine and across the country are impacted by tragic car accidents that claim the lives of teen drivers. Despite a 2019 Maine law banning mobile phones and other electronic handheld devices while driving, serious injuries and fatalities caused by distracted teen drivers still happen far too often. Whether using a GPS...

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What is an intentional tort claim?

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely be followed by a tidal wave of civil, intentional, and negligent harm claims, also known as “torts.” A tort claim is an allegation of a “civil wrong,” transgressions that result in financial or property loss, and/or emotional, physical, or personal damage. The topic of torts may not come up much...

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5 steps to take after a slip and fall accident

Mainers are accustomed to tough winter conditions. Unfortunately, however, many are injured each year when they slip or trip and fall unexpectedly. Slip and fall accidents - also known as "premises liability" - often occur on property owned or maintained by someone else. There are many dangerous conditions that can lead to an unforeseen injury,...

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9 steps to take if you've been in an automobile accident

Winter in Maine can be treacherous. From icy roads to slippery sidewalks, Mother Nature disrupts daily commutes and everyday activities during our coldest months. Being prepared is the first step to staying safe, and knowing your rights and how to protect yourself after an accident is top priority. We represent injured Mainers who have been...

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Factors that contribute to distracted driving accidents

You see distracted drivers on Maine roads every day. The most obvious example is the driver who is preoccupied with a phone call instead of paying attention to their surroundings, including other cars, cyclists and pedestrians. But the problem goes beyond people who cannot seem to detach their phones from their ears. In a Consumer...

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Why it's important to get a copy of your Maine car accident report

When a crash occurs, you must call the police and wait for them to arrive. Police officers gather information to prepare an official police report, which can later be obtained by you or your attorney. Your official Maine car accident report will be important for determining who was responsible for your collision. That's because the...

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How are settlements and awards determined?

How much is my case worth? We get this question every day, and there's no simple answer to it. The value of a personal injury settlement or award depends on the circumstances. Here are the main questions we ask to calculate the value of a settlement. What's the extent of your damages? The single biggest...

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Winter Driving Safety Tips

Mainers know how quickly fall turns to winter. One minute we're raking leaves, the next shoveling snow. That's why it's important to have your car ready for the cold days and colder nights ahead. From slippery surfaces to heavy storms, being prepared is the first step to being safe. Visit a mechanic for a tune-up:...

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Prepare Your Motorcycle for Winter with These 10 Easy Steps

Preparing your motorcycle for winter is one of the most important aspects to keeping your bike in good riding condition. By following a few easy tips to ensure that your bike is stored and protected, you'll thank yourself in the spring when the ground thaws and your bike starts up without any trouble. STEP 1...

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What makes proving medical malpractice so difficult

We expect doctors and other medical professionals to perform to a high standard of proficiency. Patients sometimes sustain injuries or illnesses when doctors fail to uphold their standard of care. Errors made by doctors and surgeons can even lead to death or permanent disability. Medical malpractice results in roughly 250,000 deaths in the United States...

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