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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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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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