Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting on Behalf of Injured Victims
An unexpected injury can be overwhelming. When this happens, you need the support of a compassionate, yet aggressive legal team. At Lowry & Associates, our experienced personal injury attorneys work tirelessly to hold the people who caused your injury accountable.
If you or a loved one sustained injuries directly caused by the negligent actions of another individual, it’s imperative to have strong legal representation. Our personal injury lawyers will review the aspects of your case and determine your legal options. If you are eligible to obtain compensation for your injuries and any property damage, we can help calculate a reasonable amount to seek for damages.
Personal Injury Cases Our Firm Handles
At Lowry & Associates, we handle numerous types of personal injury cases to better serve our community, including:
Although some automobile accidents may result in minor injuries and damage, others can have severe and life-altering effects. No two vehicle accidents are exactly the same. For this reason, your legal options will depend on the unique circumstances of your accident. Various details are involved in car accident cases, such as the extent of the injuries, property damage, and the time it will take for recovery.
Slip and Falls
A fall can drastically impact a person’s life and leave permanent damage. Slip and fall accidents occur more often than people realize. Property owners have a responsibility to ensure their property is safe for visitors, however, this responsibility is not always taken seriously.
If a property owner was aware of a hazardous condition or should have known, and it caused someone to become injured, compensation may be available for the injured victim.
Motorcycle accidents tend to cause serious injuries due to the limited protection motorcyclists have between themselves and the pavement. Therefore, this type of accident often results in high medical bills and extensive recoveries.
Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets. However, proving negligence in a dog bite case can be complicated. For this reason, consulting an attorney about your legal options will be to your benefit.
In general, roads are dangerous for both bicyclists and pedestrians. If a driver acted negligently and caused a pedestrian or bicyclist to sustain injuries, the driver may be held responsible for damages. In most cases, insurance companies are difficult to handle without legal guidance. An experienced attorney can help ensure you’re not taken advantage of by an insurance adjuster.
Large commercial vehicle accidents often result in serious injuries and major property damage due to their extensive size and weight. These complex cases involve many details that could make it difficult to determine who is at fault. In some cases, a third party may be held partly liable for the collision.
For this reason, it’s best to consult an attorney immediately following a trucking accident that was not your fault. Our team will review the case and ensure the liable party and/or parties are held responsible for their reckless behavior.
Bus accident cases can be complicated since buses are typically associated with large companies.
The wrongful death of a loved one can be devastating for a family. When a sudden death occurs due to the negligent actions of another individual, compensation may be available for the surviving family members.
Our personal injury lawyers know the complexities of each of these types of cases. We have helped many victims receive the compensation they are rightfully owed due to the actions of an individual and/or company. If you or someone you know was involved in an accident, it’s essential to know how to proceed. Making the right decisions after an accident can protect your legal rights and any compensation you may be entitled to for damages.
Five Tips to Guard Your Legal Rights
Most people aren’t aware of how to proceed after an accident, which can damage their future claim. Listed below are five suggestions you can implement in the case of an accident:
1. Stay at the scene
Whether you fell at a local grocery store or were involved in an accident, it’s important to remain at the scene of the accident until help arrives.
2. Call emergency responders
Make sure to call for help immediately after the accident occurs. This can include paramedics and the police.
3. Collect evidence pertaining to the accident
It’s vital to take photos of the scene of the accident and any injuries because it can serve as evidence to support your claim. Additionally, you should obtain a copy of the police report, if applicable, and any witness statements.
4. Seek medical attention
Medical attention is vital after an accident, even if your injuries appear to be minor. Having a medical professional examine you can help your personal injury claim.
5. Contact a personal injury lawyer
Each personal injury case is unique, and results will depend on the particular details of your case. For this reason, consulting an attorney after sustaining injuries that were not your fault will be in your best interest.
If you use these tips, it may help preserve any compensation you’re entitled to recover for injuries and property damage.
Comparative Fault: What Does it Mean?
Maine abides by what’s known as ‘comparative fault’ in cases where the injured victim is found to be partly at fault for their injuries. According to the comparative fault rule, any compensation an injured victim is entitled to receive for damages will be reduced by their percentage of responsibility. However, if the victim is found to be 50 percent or more responsible for their injuries, they will be unable to collect any compensation from the other party and/or parties involved.
For example, if you are found to be 10 percent at fault for your injuries in the state of Maine and you’re owed $10,000 in damages, then that amount would be reduced to $9,000 to account for your share of liability for the accident.
Types of Compensation Available for Personal Injury Cases
If you’re eligible to obtain compensation, the following may be covered:
The amount of medical expenses you accumulate will depend on the extent of your injuries. Compensation can account for medical bills, including emergency room visits, surgeries, prescription medication, home health care, and other related costs.
Lost Wages and Earning Capacity
In some cases, injuries may result in time spent away from work. Compensation may help cover lost wages. Severe injuries can also impact an individual’s ability to earn wages in the future. If an injured victim is unable to return to work as a result of their injuries, compensation may be available.
A victim may be compensated for any property damage, such as car repairs.
Loss of Consortium
If an injured victim suffers serious injuries that also negatively affect their loved ones, they may be compensated for loss of consortium. This can include loss of companionship, affection, and more.
The amount of compensation awarded to an injured victim will depend on their situation. For example, the severity of their injuries and property damage can significantly impact their settlement amount. If you’re unsure if you are eligible to obtain compensation, it will be in your best interest to consult an attorney.
Do I Have a Case?
Many individuals are hesitant about contacting an attorney because they are unsure if they have a case. In order to determine if you have a claim, an experienced personal injury lawyer will need to evaluate your case. We will review the various details surrounding your case and inform you of your legal options. If you have a claim, we will help you gather the information necessary to build a strong case. This will give you the best chance of receiving every penny you are rightfully owed.
Let Our Team Fight on Your Behalf
At Lowry & Associates, we have over 25 years of experience handling personal injury cases. We are knowledgeable about the various laws in Maine that can affect your case. Additionally, we treat every client like family by giving their cases the individual care and attention they deserve. Our legal team will fight to get you the most money possible for your specific situation. Throughout the duration of your case, we are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your claim. If you have any concerns, we are here to help, so you can focus on recovering and feel at ease throughout the legal process.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of someone else’s careless actions, please contact Lowry & Associates. You can call our law firm at (207) 775-3819. We offer 24/7 FREE consultations, so call right now!
Our Personal Injury Law Firm
Our lead attorney James C. Beardsley grew up in Maine and received his law degree from University of Maine School of Law. As an experienced trial lawyer, Mr. Beardsley can pursue all avenues of resolving your case, including settling and taking it to trial.
We are committed to helping you heal and recover from this traumatic incident. As a personal injury victim, you are facing medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. We believe you deserve compensation for these things and more. We fight aggressively to resolve your case in the way that is the most beneficial for you!
If you are searching for an experienced, skilled personal injury lawyer in Bangor or Portland, Maine, call Lowry & Associates today for a free case evaluation!