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Why Hosts Need To Watch How Much Their Guests Drink

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

Drunk driving accidents are all too common, especially following gatherings where too much alcohol has been served. If you’ve been in a drunk driving accident, then there’s a possibility you may not have considered is filing a lawsuit against the host who over served the other driver. Depending on your state, you may be able to sue an irresponsible host and win the compensation you need. Read about the factors involved in filing a lawsuit against a social host and get clarification about your case from a car

How Do Personal Injury Attorneys Negotiate A Settlement?

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

How Do Defective Product Liability Claims Work?

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

I Got Sick On A Cruise Ship; Do I Have Legal Options?

January 24th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: |

You’re on a cruise, and you’ve waited your entire life to take this trip. The water is the color of a pure sapphire, the sky is a brilliant blue, the sights and sounds are mesmerizing… and then it happens. You unexpectedly become violently ill. You’re not sure where it came from, but you’re going to end up with medical expenses and extensive recovery time, and you wonder if the cruise line is responsible for paying for your injuries. The answer in these cases isn’t always cut and dried,

How Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits Work

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

I Fell At My Apartment Complex, Can I Sue?

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

Tips For A Safer Car Ride When Traveling This Thanksgiving

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: |

Thanksgiving and the days surrounding it mean busier roadways across the country. Federal transportation agencies say there are hundreds of deadly auto accidents during this holiday period every year. Many more accidents cause severe injury. Various factors combine to create the higher risk of a crash during Thanksgiving, such as: More vehicles on the road Winter driving conditions in some parts of the country Drunk driving Distracted driving So what can you do to keep you and your loved ones as safe as possible? Consider these tips for

5 Safe Driving Tips For The Back-To-School Season

August 18th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: , , , , |

In the summer, it's easy to forget just how much the school year impacts what you'll encounter on the roads. In the next couple of weeks, students across Maine will be returning to school for the 2016/2017 school year. As a result, now is the perfect time to adjust your driving habits to avoid injuring someone or getting in a car accident. Here are some tips: 1. Obey posted speed limits. Children will be out on the sidewalks, getting to school in the morning and coming home in

Traffic Deaths Have Increased In 2015 According To NHTSA

July 8th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: |

According to statistics released on the first of this month, deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents rose 7.7 percent in 2015. Tragically, this percentage means 35,200 individuals lost their lives in accidents last year. In 2014, 32,675 people were killed in crashes. These statistics include pedestrians and cyclists killed in accidents involving a motor vehicle. In fact, the most significant increases in death were among pedestrians and people on bicycles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working to determine the factors that contributed to the increase. Dr.

Learn How Car Crash Accidents Can Be Prevented

June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: , , , |

Tens of thousands of people are killed every year in car crashes in the US. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes in Maine in 2013 killed over 150 people and cost $180 million ($2 million in medical costs and $178 million in work loss costs). Accidents are a leading cause of death in both Maine and across the US. At the same time, auto accidents are preventable, and we can all do our part to prevent crashes: Limit or eliminate distractions. Phones,

How Can I Get Paid After Being Injured In A Car Accident?

May 9th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: , , , |

Serious car accidents lead to numerous expenses. Repairing your car is only one aspect. If you were severely injured, you will have bills for emergency medical care as well as ongoing care. Prescription medication costs may be another factor. With the help of our experienced accident attorneys in Maine, you can pursue compensation. In an accident claim handled by our attorneys, we seek maximum compensation so that you will be better prepared to deal with the consequences of the accident, such as: Lost wages from being unable to

April Is Distracted Driving Month

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: |

With over 40 years helping people who have been in auto accidents in Portland, Maine, the lawyers at Lowry & Associates know the danger that distracted driving can pose for drivers and pedestrians alike. With the increased popularity of smartphones and cars that act as Wi-Fi hotspots, people driving while distracted is likely to increase even further. To spread awareness of distracted driving, the National Safety Council has named April Distracted Driving Month. All drivers are encouraged to eliminate common distractions from their driving routines. Research has shown

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