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Workers’ Comp: How Much Are My Injuries Worth?

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury, 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

Are Slip and Falls Covered Under Home Owner’s Insurance?

March 14th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury, 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 injury attorney by

I Was Forced to Quit After a Work Injury: What Can I Do?

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury, 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 a Bar Be Sued for an Accident Caused by a Drunk Driver?

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Car Accident, Drunk Drivers|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 Do Lawyers Mediate Personal Injury Claims?

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Blog, 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

Why Hosts Need to Watch How Much Their Guests Drink

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Drunk Drivers, 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 Settlements?

February 7th, 2017|Categories: Maine Personal Injury Lawyer|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: Blog, 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

How Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits Work

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog, 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

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

Tips for a Safer Car Ride When Traveling this Thanksgiving

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|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

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