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How Much Liability Insurance is Required for Drivers in Maine?

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: , |

Maine is one of the many states that does not offer no-fault insurance. About a dozen states use no-fault policies, also known as personal injury protection, which means that the insurance company of each person involved in a car accident will cover its own policyholder. In other words, no-fault states make it so insurance companies will pay for your damages, regardless of who’s at fault for the collision. Maine, however, is a traditional liability coverage state. Under Maine’s laws, the at-fault driver must cover the costs of the

Should I File a Lawsuit For Whiplash in Portland, ME?

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |

Whiplash is a common injury that people experience after a car accident, especially if they’ve been rear-ended by another driver. Whiplash injuries are typically caused by a sudden back-and-forth movement of the head and neck. The rapid acceleration-deceleration force associated with car accidents can easily cause this sort of unrestrained “whipping” of the head. As you may likely recall from television shows, personal injury claims for whiplash have a reputation of involving dishonest lawyers and clients with neck braces who are simply faking the severity of their injury.

How To Receive Medical Treatment For Your Injuries After An Accident Without Insurance

May 16th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Accidents, as unfortunate as they are, do happen. Many people who are involved in an accident can turn to their health care providers in order to receive the treatment and care they need to restore their health. But what if you don’t have health insurance? If you’ve been injured in an accident and are without health insurance coverage, you have several options to have your medical expenses at least partially paid for. In addition to hiring a personal injury lawyer, here’s what you can do if you’ve been

Everything You Need To Know About Truck Jackknifing Accidents

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Truck Accidents|Tags: , |

Car accidents are scary, and collisions with large vehicles like semi-trucks can leave you seriously injured and your car damaged beyond repair. If you were involved in a crash where a semi-truck jackknifed, you may be seeking compensation for your medical bills and other damages. As it turns out, these kinds of accidents are often actionable. If you’re interested in pursuing a lawsuit following your accident, a qualified car accident attorney can assist you. Below, we’ll discuss your options and what you can expect during this process. Nothing

What To Expect During A Car Accident Case in Portland, ME

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: |

If you are in an auto accident and have been injured, then you will want to file an insurance claim against an at-fault driver. Maine is an at-fault state, meaning that an injury victim can only recover repayment for their injuries — and any associated costs — if they were not the ones at fault for an accident. Maine is also a comparative negligence state, meaning that the at-fault driver can reduce the amount they owe if they can prove that the injury victim somehow contributed to their

Do I Need To Tell My Insurance Company About My Minor Car Accident?

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: , , , |

After getting into a minor car accident, many people wonder if they still need to tell their insurance carrier about it. The truth is that you should always let your insurer know about the incident. If you fail to notify them within the time frame specified in your policy, then they could deny a claim that you file or that someone else files related to the incident. These time frames are often as short as 72 hours. Because your coverage could be denied, you are left in a

How Fault Is Determined In A Commercial Truck Accident in Maine

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Car Accident, Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , , |

When people are hurt in commercial truck accidents or other accidents while driving for work, they may wonder where to turn to get compensation for their injuries. The answer to that question depends on the situation, including whether or not they were driving a company vehicle and whether they were “acting within the scope of employment,” which is another way of saying they were officially on-the-job. Depending on the situation, someone hurt while driving for work could claim their injury under one or more of the following: workers’

Steps You Can Take If The Insurance Company Denies Your Personal Injury Claim

April 4th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |

If you have received a denial for your personal injury claim from your own insurer or a third party’s, you have many options at your disposal. You should always dispute the denial, especially if the injury was severe and its associated medical costs were high. Disputing the claim denial may involve re-examining the language of the policy or disputing the circumstances as the insurer sees it. A dispute with the insurer of a third party may also involve determining liability for an accident. You can review all of

Your Guide To Filing A Work-Related Accident Report in Maine

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , |

When you have a work related accident in Maine, you can claim workers' compensation to pay for the costs of medical treatment for the injury. Workers' comp can also pay for many out-of-pocket expenses like travel to medical appointments as well as some of the income you have lost as a result of an accident. Your employer or their insurer will provide you with an accident report and a workers' compensation claim form. In the state of Maine, your employer will need to fill out a Report of

What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Am I Eligible For in Maine?

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , , , , |

The amount of workers compensation benefits you can get will vary according to your injury and the preferences of your employer. All persons who have been injured on-the-job will receive payment in full for the costs of their medical treatment. This coverage also includes reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs like crutches, over-the-counter medicines, mileage to and from doctor’s appointments, and more. You may also be entitled to weekly compensation benefits to pay for the cost of income you lose as a result of the injury. In Maine, these benefits

Will My Homeowner’s Insurance Cover A Slip and Fall Injury on my Property?

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Slip and Fall|Tags: , , , |

Homeowner’s insurance not only covers damage to the policyholder’s home, but it can also cover the costs of injuries for anyone injured on that property. This section of the policy is known as “liability coverage,” and almost every homeowner has it as part of their homeowner’s insurance. With liability coverage, an accident victim can recover costs for their medical bills as well as lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. The accident victim may have to prove fault with the help of a Bangor premises liability attorney

I Was Hurt At Work in Maine: Can I Be Forced To Quit?

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Workers' Compensation|Tags: , , , |

When you have a work injury, your employer has the right to file a Notice of Controversy regarding your workers’ compensation claim. They do not have a right to fire you just because you have been injured. When considering reasons for termination, they must establish a single incident or a pattern of behavior that can prove they would have fired someone regardless of whether or not that person had been injured. If the employee can prove otherwise — that the injury itself was the real reason that they

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