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Staggering rise in traffic fatalities in Maine during 2019

The latest annual crash statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are available. From a national standpoint, 2019 looks slightly better than 2018, with a slight drop in traffic fatalities. The overall number of car accidents has increased from 6.74 million to 6.76 million. Additionally, there were about 30,000 more crash-related injuries in...

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Causes of back pain after a car accident

If you were involved in a car accident but didn't feel injured at the time, you may have still sustained an underlying injury to the back or spine. It's important to see a doctor as soon as possible after being involved in a collision. That's because back pain can linger or worsen even months after...

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How to safely deal with aggressive drivers and road rage

It’s common to see other drivers speeding down major roadways, weaving through traffic, or accelerating quickly out of anger. We often encounter drivers like this when going about our business. While it can be an unpleasant experience, it doesn’t have to turn into a catastrophe or fatal situation. There are many ordinary drivers who lose...

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Where does drug or alcohol impairment really begin?

Those who drive while impaired by drugs and/or alcohol may get away with it dozens of times. At best, they may get pulled over by police, arrested and charged with DUI. At worst, they end up causing a serious crash that injures or kills someone. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more...

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Survey: Distracted driving worse now than 2 years ago

It only takes a split-second of being distracted to cause a crash that injures or kills another road user. In 2018, more than 2,800 people were killed in distracted driving crashes across the United States, according to the NHTSA. Distracted driving may be a bigger problem than we think: It doesn't always involve cellphones or...

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Can I have a case if I was accused of causing a crash?

When police investigate crash scenes, their job is to build an unbiased report that can be accessed by an attorney or insurance company. Sometimes, the police make mistakes or fail to consider certain facts that can make all the difference when it comes to who is blameworthy in a personal injury or wrongful death case....

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