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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

Can Bars Be Held Liable For Drunk Driving Accidents in Maine

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: |

Recovering from a serious drunk driving accident can be difficult, especially when you don’t have the funding you need to cover your medical bills and damages to your car. It is for this reason that many victims of a drunk driver choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, while it’s possible to only file against the driver that struck you, it’s also a good idea to consider bringing a suit against the bar or restaurant that served the drunk driver. Bringing a suit against a bar can

How Will Your Personal Injury Attorney Handle Your Injury Claim?

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |

Mediation is an important legal tool and one that has increasingly found favor among plaintiffs and legal professionals alike. Through mediation, both parties can sit down to a face-to-face discussion with a neutral third party trying to facilitate an agreement. In the process, both sides get to hear what the other side has to say while relating their own perspective. The opinions of the mediator can also come as invaluable given their unique, neutral position. And above all else, the process costs far less time and money than

How Do Portland, ME, Personal Injury Attorneys Negotiate Settlements?

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

Most personal injury cases end in a settlement, which is generally beneficial to both parties. The defending party or insurer can often settle for less than the full legal obligation they would face should the court determine that they are completely liable for the claim. The injury victim gets the benefit of a less risky and less expensive strategy than a lawsuit while having many resources at their disposal to bring the case to a satisfactory conclusion. Throughout the settlement process, personal injury attorneys will guide claimants strategically

Everything You Need To Know About Defective Product Liability Claims

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Product Liability|Tags: , , , , , |

One of the most tragic, damaging and, unfortunately, common forms of personal injury results from the use of defective products. Every year people suffer horrible trauma due to defective products, causing them to struggle to make ends meet and trying to find some way to pay for expensive medical bills. If you’ve been injured because of a faulty product, you may be entitled to compensation, which is why you need to learn about product liability claims. Learn the basic facts about product liability lawsuits and find out why

Everything You Need To Know About Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits in Portland, ME

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Spinal cord injuries have been in the news a lot over the past few years. As we learn more about the dangers of injuries to our heads and backs, we’re working ever harder towards eliminating these horrible injuries. A spinal injury can result in a long recovery that extends for years and can even leave one with a lifelong disability. Getting compensation from those responsible is a vital part of being able to pay your bills and retain some control of your life. Learn all about the process

What Are My Legal Options If I Had A Slip & Fall Accident At My Apartment Complex?

January 12th, 2017|Categories: Product Liability|Tags: , , , , |

Slip and fall injuries are devastating and unexpected injuries. Depending on the extent of your injury, you may find yourself unable to work and trying to find some way to support your family and pay off your costly medical bills. If you’ve fallen at your apartment through no fault of your own, then you might be eligible to file a premises liability lawsuit. However, because premises liability suits have their own specific requirements that can differ from other sorts of personal injury laws, it’s important to examine these

Everything You Need To Know About Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Maine

June 24th, 2013|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: , , |

One of the least understood parts of the personal auto policy is a section called Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage. Simply stated, if you or a family member are involved in a motor vehicle accident that is not your fault and the responsible party is uninsured, you and your passengers may recover for injuries and damages incurred in the accident from your own automobile policy.  In essence, uninsured motorist coverage allows your insurance company to step into the shoes of the uninsured driver who is responsible for your injuries. Uninsured/underinsured

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