Berman & Simmons News Articles

  • Maine Car Seat Laws

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for the first three decades of an American’s life. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) reports that child safety seats reduce fatal injuries by 71% for infants under one year of age and by 54% for toddlers one to four […]

  • Maine Helmet Laws

    When it comes to operating or riding a bicycle or motorcycle, it’s important to ride safely, follow the rules of the road, and wear the proper safety gear. In Maine, that includes wearing the right helmet, depending on several factors. Since each state has its own bicycle and motorcycle helmet laws, it’s important to know the rules in your state. […]

  • Maine Hit and Run Laws

    When a driver hits something or someone with their vehicle and the leaves instead of remaining at the scene of the accident, it’s considered a hit-and-run. Typically, these types of accidents involve a pedestrian, another vehicle, or a fixed object, with the offender leaving the scene without leaving any identification or offering assistance. This violation may result in a fine, […]

  • Maine Car Insurance Laws

    Maine has some of the strictest car insurance requirements in the United States. This helps ensure that drivers are safe and well-protected when they’re on the road. With more than one million licensed drivers in the state who travel an average of nearly 11,000 miles a year, there are many opportunities for vehicle accidents to occur. A car accident can […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Conrad Gabriel

    There aren’t many young adults as mature and self-aware as Conrad Gabriel, a senior at Deering High School. When it comes to standing up for what he believes in, Conrad has been treading the path of activism for years. He works proactively to raise awareness about the issues he believes are at the root of today’s problems, and he approaches […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Riley Stevenson

    When it comes to motivating a community and making your voice heard, few people do it better than 17-year old Riley Stevenson. From raising awareness on climate change to protesting gun violence, to fiercely debating an important topic, there isn’t much that can slow this rising star down. Representing Youth Priorities Riley is fully aware of the threats facing America’s […]

  • Consumer Concerns from Taking Zantac

    Mid September saw the beginning of the FDA’s announcements regarding ranitidine medicines and their possible carcinogenic properties. Ranitidine is the active ingredient in the popular over the counter antacid medicine Zantac, causing widespread calls for pharmacies to pull the drug and generics from their shelves. The Known Risks of Zantac Due to the oral delivery of the drug, the largest […]

  • JUUL Lawsuits Seek Compensation for Deceptive Marketing, Addiction, Injury, and Death

    For decades, Americans have known about the dangers and risks of cigarette smoking. So, too, did the tobacco companies that deceived consumers and concealed the catastrophic health effects of their products. Many of these companies were ultimately held accountable and paid hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to those who suffered from the ravages of smoking. Now, e-cigarette manufacturers, […]

  • Celebrating Our Youth Leaders: Dominic Ferry

    Berman & Simmons is proud to honor Dominic Ferry as one of our firm’s inaugural Youth Leader Award recipients.   At 14 years old, Thornton Academy student Dominic Ferry is making efforts to protect the most vulnerable members of his community: children who are victims of domestic abuse. Dominic has been working to help other families for many years. Since […]

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