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Maine Enacts New Law Requiring Drivers to Yield for Disabled Vehicles

Disabled vehicles on the side of the road are vulnerable to several car accident dangers from oncoming traffic. Passing vehicles often collide with them, especially when drivers engage in distractions. Additionally, vehicles traveling at highway speeds have less time to react to unexpected obstacles, including disabled vehicles on the road shoulder. To address this issue,...

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NHTSA Reports 3.3% Reduction in Traffic Deaths for 2023

Despite a decline in traffic fatalities, more work still needs to be done. Traffic fatalities in the United States declined for the fifth consecutive quarter. In 2023, approximately 19,515 people lost their lives in car accidents, marking a 3.3% decrease compared to the 20,190 traffic deaths recorded during the first half of 2022. This positive...

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Concussion Symptoms After a Car Accident?

Concussions are a common outcome of car accidents in Maine. One of the most common and serious injuries resulting from car accidents is a concussion, which is a form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions frequently occur in car crashes due to the powerful forces involved in the collision. For example, during a rear-end accident,...

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Maine Ranks 7th In At-Fault Accident Rate For 2022

An experienced lawyer can fight for your rights if you've been injured. Negligent drivers across the country cause accidents every day. But which states have the most drivers with at-fault accidents on their record? A new study from Insurify, a car insurance comparison platform, took a look – and Maine falls in at number 7...

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Pedestrian Deaths Reach Highest Level in Decades

Last year was the worst year for pedestrian accident fatalities nationwide in more than four decades, according to a recent annual traffic safety study conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). "Every day, 20 people go for a walk and do not return home," Jonathan Adkins, GHSA chief executive officer, said in an interview...

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Portland Sets Ambitious Goal to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities by 2045

Learn what's being done to help prevent serious and fatal car accidents. Public safety officials in Portland, Maine, hope to eliminate all car accident fatalities in the city by 2045, according to the city’s recently released Vision Zero proposal developed by the Greater Portland Council of Governments. “Meeting this goal will require us, as a...

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Motorcycle Accidents on the Rise in Maine

Biker safety takes center stage during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month The statistics paint a troubling picture: extensive research has consistently revealed that motorcyclists are disproportionately involved in traffic crashes and fatalities each year. The latest national data reveals motorcyclists were approximately 28 times more likely to lose their lives in a motor vehicle crash compared...

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Distracted Driving Accidents Remain A Serious Problem In Maine

Every year, distracted driving causes thousands of Maine car accidents Distracted driving is a big issue in Maine, with drivers engaging in activities such as texting, talking on cell phones, eating, and adjusting GPS devices, causing many serious and fatal car accidents. Michelle Anderson, Director of Operations at The National Road Safety Foundation, stresses that...

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How a Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You Navigate a TBI Claim

An attorney can fight for the justice and financial compensation you deserve. On average, every 16 minutes, someone in Maine becomes the victim of a serious motor vehicle accident. This adds up to more than 30,000 car, truck, and motorcycle accidents in the state every year, according to Maine Department of Transportation data. Not all...

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Traffic Fatalities Are Still a Problem in the U.S.

Despite a meager decline, traffic deaths remain alarmingly high. The good news is fewer people died in crashes in 2022 than the previous year. The bad news is traffic deaths are still alarmingly high, according to crash data recently released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. From small distractions to outright erratic behavior, the...

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