Blog 2017-05-26T15:58:01+00:00

Is It Worth Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit If You Have Whiplash?

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.

What Happens When You’re in an Accident Without Health 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

Medical Liens: What You Need to Know

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’ve been involved in a personal injury case, you’ve likely heard the term “medical lien” used quite often. Ultimately, medical liens are pretty common in personal injury settlements and are used to ensure that the party who initially paid for your medical treatment will be paid back. So if you’ve received compensation in your personal injury case, don’t be surprised if the state or federal government, a health insurance company or a hospital makes a claim against your winnings. This is standard practice. We’ll go over what

What If a Semi Truck Jackknifes?

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|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 attorney can assist you. Below, we’ll discuss your options and what you can expect during this process. Nothing should stop

Car Accident Cases: What You Can Expect

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|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

If It Was a Minor Accident, Does My Insurance Need to Know?

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury|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

I Was Hurt Driving a Commercial Vehicle: What Are My Options?

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|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’

Personal Injury Claim Denials: What You Can Do

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

Should I File a Work Related Accident Report?

March 30th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury, 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

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

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