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Maine Sees Largest Decrease in Annual Number of Fatal Crashes Involving Young Drivers

A Portland, Maine car accident attorney discusses the trend According to a recent analysis by ValuePenguin of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data covering 2010 to 2019, Maine had the largest decrease in the nation with regard to fatal crashes involving drivers ages 15 to 20. The number of deadly car accidents plummeted 54%, edging...

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Stopped Vehicles Often Involved In Serious Car Accidents, Study Finds

Maine car accident lawyers explain why these accidents often happen Stopped vehicles alongside the road are involved in numerous car accidents, resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of injuries nationwide each year, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “This study identifies a part of the road safety equation...

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Multiple-Vehicle Piluep on Route 1 in Brunswick Results in Severe Injuries

A car accident lawyer in Maine reveals what you should know A six-vehicle pile-up on Route 1 in Brunswick left three people injured, including one woman who had to be air-lifted to an emergency medical center. The 23-year-old woman was flown from the crash site in a helicopter after sustaining life-threatening injuries in the late-August...

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Serious intersection accident sparks concern among residents

Our car accident lawyers reveal what drivers in Maine need to know A multi-car accident at a dangerous intersection near the Maine-New Hampshire border has sparked concern among residents, some of whom think officials should make changes to the intersection in an effort to prevent future accidents, according to WOKQ News. The dangerous intersection known...

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Retired Portland police officer killed in motorcycle crash

Motorcycles are popular throughout Maine, especially during the summer months, but motorcyclists are vulnerable on the road and have very little protection during a crash. It only takes one negligent driver to cause a motorcycle accident that can leave riders with serious injuries that sometimes can be fatal. An accident in South Portland has served...

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Maine State Police honor detective who died after getting hit by detached truck wheel

At first, the tractor-trailer crash that killed Maine State Police Det. Benjamin Campbell was labeled a "freak accident" — something incredible that happened only by chance and could not have been predicted. A police investigation, however, says that the crash wasn't caused by something strange at all, but rather, it was the result of negligence....

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Drivers who regularly consume alcohol, marijuana take more risks

Experienced Maine car accident lawyers explain what you need to know The dangers of drunk driving have been well documented for decades. Drinking and driving remains one of the leading causes of car accidents throughout the country. But as marijuana becomes legal in many states nationwide, researchers are only beginning to understand how drivers behave...

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Can I file a wrongful death lawsuit?

In the midst of grieving the recent and devastating loss of a loved one, it is hard to focus on what happened, why, and what’s next. But not taking the time to consider these questions could compound the tragedy and leave a family suffering emotionally as well as financially. Some deaths could have been prevented....

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Rear-end collisions involving large trucks often result in severe, sometimes fatal, injuries

When we think of rear-end collisions, the first thing that comes to mind is whiplash. But what about when a rear-end collision involves a vehicle that is 20-30 times heavier than a car? Rear-end collisions involving large trucks happen more often than you may realize. FleetOwner recently covered a fatal incident involving a distracted truck...

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