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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

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

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