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About Maine Traffic Accidents

The State of Maine reports that there were:
Alcohol Related Crashes: 103
Speed Related Crashes: 593
* In Penobscot County 2010
Source: 2012 Maine Highway Safety Plan


Bangor Maine has a rich and varied past. One can easily imagine Bangor during its heyday in the 1800’s when fortunes were made and lost in the lumber, milling, shipbuilding, iron production, and land speculation trades. The Penobscot River initially provided a vehicle for this commerce and later, the addition of the railroad ensured the town’s growth. Evidence of Bangor’s 19th century boom can still be seen in its West Market Square and Broadway historic neighborhoods, as well as within numerous downtown transportation and history museums. A statue of Paul Bunyan, depicting mythical lore, offers homage to the town’s colorful logging past.

Today, Bangor serves as a commercial and cultural hub for the region. With a population of 35,473 as of the 2010 census, Bangor is the third most populous city in Maine, and the county seat for Penobscot. Bangor hosts its own folk festival and is the home to famed author, Steven King. The University of Maine, in Orno is nearby, as are the villages of Hampden, Old Town (of Old Town Canoes), Winterport, and Indian Island. This area, with its International Airport and major highway arteries, acts as a gateway to northern and eastern Maine; offering visitors access to Katahdin Iron-Works, the Main Hut and Trail system, the Baxter State Park region and Aroostook County.

Statistics published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTS) indicate that campaigns aimed at improving highway safety have been successful over the years in reducing the total number accidents. Initiatives have shown success concerning drunken driving and safety belt usage. However, progress still needs to be made with regard to speeding. Approximately, 32% of all traffic fatalities in 2010 were caused by excessive speed. Speeding accidents are preventable; and based upon the number of occurrences, and relative impact to society, warrant additional concern. (Sources: FHWA, FARS, NHTS)

This national initiative is being addressed in each state. In Maine, law enforcement officials issued 11,732 speeding citations during grant-funded awareness campaigns in 2010. According to information cited in the Maine Highway Safety Plan, 48% of the states’ 161 fatalities for 2010 were a direct result of speed. Penobscot County was cited as having 593 speed-related crashes. We, at Briggs & Wholey, hope that significant inroads will be made to dramatically reduce the number of speeding fatalities within the United States.

We know that speed reduces the amount of available time needed to avoid an accident, increases the likelihood of an incident occurring, and proportionately increases the severity of damage to property and person.

While the range and seriousness of injuries sustained in an accident can vary greatly and are dependent upon many factors; they are costly and can result in temporary disability, permanent disability, or even death. Common injuries sustained in traffic accidents include:

  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Head or Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Comma
  • Death

Our dedicated Bangor trial lawyers represent clients in every type of traffic accident and victims with all types of trauma. These accidents can occur as a result of foreseeable circumstances or from the deliberate illegal actions of others. We represent clients involved in car accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents.

The Bangor personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at Briggs & Wholey, with nearly 30 years of cumulative skill, are committed to helping injured parties and family members of wrongful death victims obtain justice for these catastrophic events. We know that our clients require experienced accident lawyers, because without expert legal representation, accident victims, or their families, often do not receive adequate compensation for their loss. Our attorneys defend your interests and aggressively pursue your right to receive fair compensation and justice for the harm caused to yourself or loved ones.

In addition to providing comprehensive accident representation for Bangor, the experienced attorneys at Briggs & Wholey, LLC, represent clients’ interests in all forms of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. In fact, we pride ourselves in serving clients throughout the entire state of Maine. We meet clients regularly in offices throughout the state, and can also arrange more personal consultations when and where needed.

If you feel you or a loved one may have a personal injury or wrongful death case within the state of Maine, please feel free to contact us via our website “contact form” or via phone (888) 596-1099 for a confidential consultation. We will provide advice and guidance; and if we are awarded representation, we will work tirelessly to get the results you deserve!

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