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Broken Glass Injuries Are Common in Car Accidents

Shattered glass has the potential to cause severe and sometimes fatal injuries. In the aftermath of a severe car accident, shards of shattered glass can inflict devastating injuries on drivers and passengers. The force of impact can cause windshields, rear windows, and door windows to shatter, sending large chunks of glass flying through the vehicle...

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Most Americans Admit to Driving While Drowsy, Study Reports

Portland car accident lawyers discuss the dangers of drowsy driving and how to prevent it. Tired drivers are more common than you might suspect, according to a recent poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), which found that more than half of all drivers admitted to driving while drowsy. "Drowsy driving is impaired driving,"...

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Teen Car Accidents: Speeding & Texting Are Often To Blame

Our attorneys break down the findings of a recent study about teen crashes Teenage drivers often text or drive too fast, resulting in serious car accidents, according to a recent traffic safety study focusing on some of the most common causes of collisions caused by young drivers. "We need to encourage safe driving and find...

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5 Common Traffic Violations That Lead To Car Accidents

Drivers should obey traffic laws to keep themselves and others safe. Serious car accidents often occur in Maine, many times because a driver was speeding or violated another traffic law such as running a red light. Each year on average, 8,200 people are injured in motor vehicle accidents in the state, according to accident data...

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Can You Amend a Maine Accident Report?

The police will do many things when they are called to the scene of a car accident in Maine. Police will keep the area safe until the scene is cleared and ensure the injured get help. They will also gather information and talk to the people involved to generate an official accident report. The State...

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Study Reveals Men Are More Likely To Die in Distracted Driving Accidents Than Women

According to a recent study by Zuboti based on car accident statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving accidents are three times more likely to involve male drivers than female drivers. "Men are more likely to engage in risky driving practices, including not using seat belts, driving while impaired by...

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Waterville Motorists Should Be Prepared for Changes to Downtown

Comprehensive improvements were made to downtown roads in Waterville, Maine, according to Centralmaine.com, as part of an ongoing $11.2 million downtown revitalization project that includes extensive roadwork. In the meantime, drivers should expect detours and delays on many downtown roads. Motorists should also take care when driving on or near these roads since many car...

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Common Eye Injuries in Car Accidents

Eye injuries are some of the most life-changing injuries you can suffer after a car accident. Your eyes play a fundamental role in your everyday life, and even slight damage to them can change that. You may have impaired sight or complete vision loss. That's why you need to seek immediate medical attention — and...

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injuries that have lasting consequences. To raise awareness about the dangers riders face when on the road, traffic safety advocates in Maine and across the nation have designated May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. One of those groups is the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety, which reminds drivers to...

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Upcoming I-295 Shutdown Raises Safety Concerns

Maine's busiest stretch of highway will be closed to traffic later this month Later this month, a section of I-295 between Portland and Falmouth, ME will be shut down for nearly three days to replace an outdated bridge, as the Portland Press Herald reported. The closure will start at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22...

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