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How Do I Begin A Motorcycle Accident Lawsuit?

August 15th, 2018|Categories: Motorcycle Accidents|

Motorcycle accidents can be truly catastrophic in scope. Even car accidents can be devastating, and your motorcycle doesn’t provide the same degree of protection that a car does. It doesn’t have walls and a roof. It doesn’t have airbags and other intelligent active safety technology. While riding a motorcycle offers a degree of freedom that few other forms of transportation match, when you get hurt in an accident, it can be permanent and life-altering. When this happens and it’s the other driver’s fault, you deserve compensation for the

Top Reasons Why A Personal Injury Lawyer Won’t Take Your Case

August 1st, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|

By: Mitch Grissim, Esq. If you've suffered a personal injury, you may have to deal with crippling medical bills at the very least. You can even be rendered unable to work, leading to significant lost wages. Such an impactful injury can drastically change your life and put you in an extremely hard financial situation. Fortunately, you may be able to file a personal injury suit against the responsible party to get fairly compensated. Even with a solid case, the process is hard to navigate alone, which is why

How Long Do I Have To File My Maine Personal Injury Lawsuit?

July 18th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|

If you’ve been injured in the state of Maine due to someone else’s negligence, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. Dealing with legal proceedings is tough enough by itself, but recovering from injuries at the same time makes it even more difficult. When faced with increased medical costs, however, people often have no choice but to file a suit. When filing your personal injury lawsuit, you need to keep quite a few things in mind in order to get the compensation owed to you. One

Most Common Types Of Personal Injury Claims

July 5th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|

A personal injury claim is one of the hardest claims to deal with. Going through the motions of a legal battle is the last thing you want to do when you’re trying to recover. The burden of medical bills and lost wages can pile up quickly, however, so you may not have a choice. Fortunately, the process is much easier with the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you want to make the most out of your case, you need to be familiar with the different

Who’s Responsible When Cell Phones Cause Car Accidents?

June 13th, 2018|Categories: Car Accident|

Out of all the different ways that a car accident can occur, one of the most frustrating is being struck because the other driver was using their cell phone. Cell phones are a big cause of distracted driving accidents, and because these sorts of accidents are becoming increasingly common, many states are passing laws to curb these incidents. If you find that the other driver in your accident was using their cell phone when the accident happened, then you may have strong grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

Deadly Forest Fire In Maine Yields Disappointing Settlement

May 30th, 2018|Categories: Wrongful Death|

Six people were killed in Maine’s deadliest fire in four decades. The Portland area victims’ wrongful death was attributed to code violations made by landlord Gregory Nisbet, but their settlements were a lot less than you might expect. Nisbet was taken to trial for criminal manslaughter for all six victims, but he was acquitted, leading to several wrongful death suits being filed by the victims’ families. In the end, only $300,000 would be awarded to the victims, which is substantially low for a wrongful death suit. This is

What’s the Deal with Car Accidents in Leased Vehicles?

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Car Accident|

For most people that need a new automobile, purchasing a car is the most popular option. However, depending on your needs, leasing can also be a good choice. However, when your car is lease, there are some complications that you must consider, including what you should do when you’re involved in an accident. In the aftermath of an accident involving a leased vehicle, you need to act quickly, as your lease often has specific requirements for reporting accidents. Not acting quickly enough may impact your ability for file

Proving Fault in an Accident Made Easy

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Car Accident|

After you suffered an accident, particularly one that results in serious injuries, there are several important matters to consider. However, if you’re thinking about filing a personal injury lawsuit, the most vital issue is determining legal liability, or fault, for the accident. If you can’t prove the fault of another party, you will have no shot at winning your claim, which is why it’s important to take a closer look at this issue. Here are some of the ways you can make proving fault after an accident easy,

Portland Truck Accident Lawyer

April 11th, 2018|Categories: Truck Accidents|

When you’re in a truck accident, you may well be facing life-altering circumstances. You may no longer be able to work due to your injuries, both physical and mental. You may have damage to your relationships and quality of life. You might be suffering emotional trauma. You certainly have mounting medical costs. It’s even worse when you try to collect damages for your injuries and you’re subject to lowball offers and bullying insurance agents who are trying to blame you for everything. When you’re in this kind of

Portland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

March 28th, 2018|Categories: Motorcycle Accidents|

Motorcyclists face a far different set of dangers than other motorists on the road. For one thing, when you’re in an accident, you’re not surrounded by four walls and a roof to provide extra protection from the impact. For this reason, motorcyclists tend to suffer far more catastrophic damage from collisions than other drivers do. Worse, drivers of automobiles and trucks often don’t respect motorcycle drivers. They aren’t given the space to maneuver, they’re not given proper right-of-way, and sometimes they’re either overlooked or ignored. In short: they’re

What an Insurance Adjuster is Responsible For After Being Injured in an Accident

March 14th, 2018|Categories: Personal Injury|

If you’re in an accident and it was someone else’s fault, you fully deserve to be compensated for their negligence, to get paid for the medical bills you’ve got piling up, your lost wages, the pain and suffering you experience and more. Unfortunately, there are insurance company representatives who seem out to stop you from pursuing your case by any means necessary. These people are called insurance adjusters, though they might go by a range of other titles including claims representatives, claims adjusters, case consultants, and others. They

Portland Wrongful Death Lawyer

February 28th, 2018|Categories: Wrongful Death|

When you lose a loved one suddenly, it has a devastating effect on your life. Your entire world turns upside down. It’s even worse when their death was due to someone else’s negligence or malice. When this happens, you deserve to be compensated for your loss, for your pain and suffering and the expenses you incur as a result of the death. However, pursuing these cases can be complex and very stressful at a time when that’s the last thing you need. If you’re facing this kind of

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