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Were You Hurt in a Truck Accident?

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Due to their massive size and weight, semi-trucks can present many unique dangers to other motorists on the roads. Although commercial truck drivers contribute so much to the American economy and lifestyle, they can cause substantial damage and severe injuries in a collision. If you or a loved one has suffered after a commercial truck accident in Portland or elsewhere in Maine, we can help you seek compensation for your losses.

At Lowry & Associates, we know how stressful a trucking accident can be for an individual and their family. Our Portland, ME, trucking accident lawyers will help you navigate the complex details of your case. Call today for your free consultation, and find out what we can win for you!

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Get started on your claim today with a free consultation from one of the expert attorneys at Lowry & Associates. You don’t even have to leave the house!

You Have the Right to Compensation

Our attorneys work hard to defend your legal right to compensation, getting you the maximum settlement for your losses so that you can focus on recovery.

Only Pay if We Win

Because our firm works on contingency, you will never have to pay unless we win for you. We also offer free case reviews so that everyone can get the help they need.

We Are Here To Help

We understand how hard it is to deal with the aftermath of a semi-truck accident. Big trucks can cause serious damage to you, your passengers, and your vehicle. While you’re in pain and out of work, wondering how you’ll pay for your car repairs and medical bills, you may feel like you have no way forward. 

Fighting a trucking company may be intimidating, but with Lowry & Associates on your side, you can relax knowing you have experienced and knowledgeable advocates working for you. We’ve helped countless families in your situation bring big trucking companies to justice. Rest, recover, and let our Portland, ME, semi-truck accident attorneys get you the financial compensation you’re entitled to.

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Do I Have a Case?

If you’ve suffered injuries or property damage from a trucking accident, you are most likely entitled to significant compensation. When we complete your no-cost case review, these are a few of the details we will look at to determine your maximum possible settlement.

Many factors and causes come into play in commercial truck accidents that make them different from the average car crash, such as:

  • Substance abuse – With its strenuous labor and long hours, the lifestyle of a truck driver can be difficult and lonely. For this reason, some drivers turn to drugs or alcohol to keep them awake or help them endure the stressful nature of the job, frequently leading to devastating accidents.
  • Defective equipment – It’s not unusual for a truck to have a defective part in which case the manufacturer and/or trucking company may be held liable instead of the driver.
  • Poor maintenance – Like any other vehicle, maintenance is vital to keep a truck operating safely. When a truck is not properly maintained, it can create serious risks for the driver and other people on the road.
  • Untrained drivers – In some cases, truckers do not receive adequate training to operate and maintain their trucks. This makes the probability of an avoidable accident more likely.
  • Driver fatigue – Because truck drivers have strict deadlines for delivering their cargo, they frequently continue driving through the night without sufficient rest. When a driver is experiencing sleep deprivation, they may fall asleep at the wheel or make unsafe judgments while driving.
  • Road design – In some cases, it’s neither the driver nor a third party that is at fault for the accidents. If roads are poorly designed, the road signs are misleading or nonexistent, or there are inconspicuous lane changes, this can be confusing for drivers and lead to an accident.
  • Cargo problems – An accident can also be caused by incorrectly weighing or loading the cargo on the truck.

If you decide to file a claim, you must do so before the statute of limitations is up. The statute of limitations dictates the set amount of time an injured victim has to begin pursuing compensation for their losses. If the victim fails to file by the specified deadline, they will likely not receive compensation.

In Maine, an injured person generally has up to six years after the day of the accident to file a lawsuit. However, there are exceptions in certain cases, and some individuals will have as little as 30 days to begin the process.

Because each situation is unique, it is essential to consult an attorney immediately following your wreck. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive what you’re rightfully owed.

In the state of Maine, if you are found to hold 50% or more of the blame for your accident, you cannot seek compensation. Furthermore, any percentage you are found to be responsible for will be deducted from your final settlement. At Lowry & Associates, we fight hard to make sure those who hurt you cannot pass the blame onto you.

Unlike the majority of car crashes, multiple parties may be found at fault for a truck accident, including any combination of the following:

  • The truck driver
  • The trucking company
  • The owner of the truck
  • The manufacturer of the truck
  • The company that leased the truck
  • The shipping company that requested the cargo
  • The company that performs maintenance on the truck

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What Losses Can I Recover?

Victims who have suffered injuries due to the negligent actions of a truck driver or third party may be eligible to obtain compensation. The purpose of this compensation is to help cover your medical expenses as well as any other damages that occurred as a result of an accident. The amount you are awarded will depend on the severity of your injuries and damages. The following factors are used to determine your maximum settlement:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Punitive damages
  • Loss of consortium

Every truck accident case is unique, so results will vary. In order to receive the maximum compensation you are owed, it’s best to consult one of our Portland, ME, truck accident experts. Our team believes in holding the irresponsible party liable for their actions. If you have grounds to file a lawsuit, we will use our resources to advocate on your behalf for the compensation you are rightfully owed.

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Why Consult an Attorney?

The legal system is often confusing and time-consuming. We understand the frustration many injured victims face when seeking compensation. It’s challenging to go up against large corporations without an attorney, and insurance companies attempt to pay out as little compensation as possible.

Lowry & Associates has been handling truck accident cases in Maine for over 25 years. We have helped numerous injured victims receive the justice they deserve. With our detailed investigation process and fierce negotiation skills, you can trust that we will fight for every penny you deserve.

We believe you have the right to compensation, and our team is committed to helping you heal from this traumatic incident. If you or a loved one sustained injuries after a trucking accident, we are available 24/7 to take your call and provide a free consultation. Let Lowry & Associates win for you!

What Comes Next?

We go over the details of your accident with an expert eye, laying your options out clearly so that you can choose what is best for you. We never charge for a consultation, so you lose absolutely nothing by contacting us for free legal advice.

Once we determine that you have a case, your attorney immediately gets to work gathering all of the necessary documents — medical bills, police reports, witness statements, and anything else that will help us build your strongest case for compensation.

When the insurance adjuster calls, you do NOT have to talk to them. Tell them to contact your attorney at Lowry & Associates who will advocate for the settlement you deserve. We pride ourselves on being available 24/7 and communicating regularly to keep you informed.

When all is said and done and a final settlement has been reached, your lawyer will give an honest assessment of your situation. It is always your choice to accept or reject the settlement. If you choose to accept, we make sure you get paid on time.

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You can always choose to represent yourself, but this is rarely in your best interest. You deserve someone who knows truck accident law and can seek the maximum compensation for your case. The Portland, ME, truck accident lawyers at Lowry & Associates have the experience necessary to fight for your rights and win. Having us in your corner gives you the best chance at your maximum settlement.

Negligence is a legal term that refers to legal responsibility for an accident. In Maine, you need to establish the other party’s negligence to receive a settlement. In order to do this, you must prove three things: the other person acted carelessly, their actions led to the accident, and you got injured as a result of the accident. 

Truck accident cases are very different from car accident cases because, for many truck drivers, there are additional safety rules that do not apply to cars. Many of these rules put extra responsibilities on truck drivers to use more caution than other motorists, so it is important to have a qualified lawyer review all facts of your accident and determine which rules were broken.


Maine’s comparative fault rule means that if you’re found partially responsible for the accident, your compensation can be reduced by the percentage of your responsibility. In other words, if you receive a settlement offer worth $100,000 and you are found 10% responsible, you will only be awarded $90,000.

In modified comparative fault states like Maine, if you are more than 50% at fault, you will not qualify for any compensation. If you are concerned about how comparative fault may impact your case, contact us for a free review, and we will help you determine your next best steps.

You are not required to talk with the insurance adjusters. In fact, it’s in your best interest not to speak to them at all! Our truck accident attorneys know the tricks that insurance adjusters try to use on accident victims, and we beat them at their own game. When the insurance company calls, refer them directly to your attorney at Lowry & Associates so that we can protect your settlement.

Every case is unique, and many factors contribute to how long your case will take. Some cases settle fast, but if you have multiple at-fault parties or long-term injuries, your case could take longer. Hiring one of our truck accident attorneys will ensure your case is moving as quickly as possible. We stay in contact every step of the way and work tirelessly to seek maximum compensation for you regardless of how long it takes.