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Tips for Safer Thanksgiving Travel by Car

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Thanksgiving and the days surrounding it mean busier roadways across the country. Federal transportation agencies say there are hundreds of deadly auto accidents during this holiday period every year. Many more accidents cause severe injury. Various factors combine to create the higher risk of a crash during Thanksgiving, such as: More vehicles on the road Winter driving conditions in some parts of the country Drunk driving Distracted driving So what can you do to keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible? Consider these tips for

5 Safe Driving Tips for Back-To-School Season

August 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

In the summer, it's easy to forget just how much the school year impacts what you'll encounter on the roads. In the next couple of weeks, students across Maine will be returning to school for the 2016/2017 school year. As a result, now is the perfect time to adjust your driving habits to avoid injuring someone or getting in a car accident. Here are some tips: 1. Obey posted speed limits. Children will be out on the sidewalks, getting to school in the morning and coming home in

Traffic Deaths Increased in 2015

July 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

According to statistics released on the first of this month, deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents rose 7.7 percent in 2015. Tragically, this percentage means 35,200 individuals lost their lives in accidents last year. In 2014, 32,675 people were killed in crashes. These statistics include pedestrians and cyclists killed in accidents involving a motor vehicle. In fact, the most significant increases in death were among pedestrians and people on bicycles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working to determine the factors that contributed to the increase. Dr.

How Car Accidents Can Be Prevented

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Tens of thousands of people are killed every year in car crashes in the US. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes in Maine in 2013 killed over 150 people and cost $180 million ($2 million in medical costs and $178 million in work loss costs). Accidents are a leading cause of death in both Maine and across the US. At the same time, auto accidents are preventable, and we can all do our part to prevent crashes: Limit or eliminate distractions. Phones,

How Do I Get Paid for My Accident Injury

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Serious car accidents lead to numerous expenses. Repairing your car is only one aspect. If you were severely injured, you will have bills for emergency medical care as well as ongoing care. Prescription medication costs may be another factor. With the help of our experienced accident attorneys in Maine, you can pursue compensation. In an accident claim handled by our attorneys, we seek maximum compensation so that you will be better prepared to deal with the consequences of the accident, such as: Lost wages from being unable to

April is Distracted Driving Month

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

With over 40 years helping people who have been in auto accidents in Portland, Maine, the lawyers at Lowry & Associates know the danger that distracted driving can pose for drivers and pedestrians alike. With the increased popularity of smartphones and cars that act as Wi-Fi hotspots, people driving while distracted is likely to increase even further. To spread awareness of distracted driving, the National Safety Council has named April Distracted Driving Month. All drivers are encouraged to eliminate common distractions from their driving routines. Research has shown

Maine Car Accident Fatalities Reported by NHTSA

March 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Every year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) releases comprehensive data on traffic fatalities and car accidents in Maine that have occurred over the last five years. Because the data is so wide-ranging, it takes a couple of years to compile, so the NHTSA has recently released Maine's traffic safety numbers for 2014, and compared them to numbers from the past 10 years. The traffic safety results show some positive improvement for traffic safety in the state, with traffic fatalities generally trending downward since 2005. In 2006

What to Do If a Car Runs Over Your Foot

February 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Many cars are involved in pedestrian accidents in Portland, ME each year, and the injuries resulting from accidents can vary greatly. When a pedestrian is struck head-on by a moving vehicle, the resulting injuries are likely to be serious enough that it's fairly clear what to do: call 911 for an ambulance and police car, file a police report when they arrive, and get the driver's information. However, you may be less certain in less serious cases. If a car runs over your foot, causing you a great

Pedestrians and Right-of-Way in Maine

January 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog|

When a car strikes a pedestrian, the damage to the pedestrian’s health, long term well-being, and future earning potential can be enormous. The Maine auto accident attorneys at Lowry & Associates can help you recover damages if a negligent or dangerous driver strikes you when you are walking. However, it is important to know when and where you have the right-of-way when walking near a street. Pedestrians and drivers both have certain responsibilities to avoid accidents and yield the right-of-way at a proper time. According to the Maine.gov

Maine Enforces Strict Liability for Dog Bites

December 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

In the United States, the laws that cover dog bites can vary greatly from state to state, with many differences regarding liability, filing deadlines, and potential damages. It is therefore important to know how dog bite laws in your own state work. With this in mind, here is a brief overview of dog bite laws in the state of Maine. While many states enforce a “one-bite rule” that makes an owner exempt from liability the first time their dogs bite somebody, Maine does not. Instead, Maine is a

3 Things Motorcyclists Have to Watch Out For

November 30th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Every year, many motorcyclists find themselves in accidents through no fault of their own. The small size and sensitive handling of motorcycles create an exhilarating ride, but it also requires you to pay extra careful attention to the road. The Maine motorcycle accident lawyers at Lowry & Associates have made a short list of three potential dangers every motorcyclist must keep an eye out for. 1. Cars That Don't See You Most car drivers are used to looking out for objects on the road that are car-sized or

When is a Property Owner Liable for Slip & Fall?

October 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Many people who seek the services of a Bangor premises liability attorney do so because they are uncertain whether a property owner can be held responsible for injuries occurring on that property. Slip and fall cases are notoriously difficult to predict, as the decisions can come down to a single interpretation of certain legal phrases. In Maine, if you slip on some spilled liquid while on a property and injure yourself, the owner of the property may be liable, provided that one of the following is true: The owner

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