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Work Injuries: What to Do If You’ve Been Exposed to Asbestos

July 12th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you work in construction, then you are likely exposed to hazards every single day. However, there is one hazard that you might not be aware of: asbestos. Long-term asbestos exposure can result in major consequences, including a deadly form of cancer known as mesothelioma. Because of the large risk that asbestos poses, your employer is required to protect you from prolonged exposure, and failure to do so may be grounds for a lawsuit. If your health has been impacted due to asbestos exposure and you’re considering either

Why You Need a Police Report After a Car Accident

June 27th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you are involved in a car accident, even a minor one, it is important to file a police report. In cases where you are seeking compensation for damages or medical expenses, a police report can help strengthen your personal injury case. Read on to learn about the reasons why a police report is essential if you’ve been in a collision. How Police Reports Can Support Your Case Police reports can be very helpful when negotiating a personal injury settlement. Before making a claim, you should gather any

When Drunk Truck Drivers Cause Car Accidents

June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’ve been involved in a collision with a commercial truck, you may be wondering about how you can go about receiving compensation for your injuries and other damages. It’s not always clear who is legally responsible for covering your expenses. Is it the driver or the company that pays? Even in situations where the truck driver was intoxicated and found to be at fault for the accident, they are not always legally liable. In this article, we’ll discuss your options if you’ve been hit by a truck

What Happens When You’re Hit By a Driver With No Car Insurance

June 13th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Car accidents are disruptive. They can jolt you out of your routine, strain your wallet and even cause minor to serious injuries. However, if you have the misfortune of being involved in a car accident, at least you can find comfort in knowing that the at-fault driver’s insurance will cover any necessary medical treatment and repairs for your vehicle. So what happens when you’re hit by a driver that doesn’t have car insurance? This can make a bad situation seem worse. Luckily, there are options. A car accident

Personal Injury Cases: What is a Medical Lien?

June 8th, 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

An Overview of Maine’s Car Insurance Regulations and Laws

May 30th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Maine is one of the many states that does not offer no-fault insurance. About a dozen states use no-fault policies, also known as personal injury protection, which means that the insurance company of each person involved in a car accident will cover its own policyholder. In other words, no-fault states make it so insurance companies will pay for your damages, regardless of who’s at fault for the collision. Maine, however, is a traditional liability coverage state. Under Maine’s laws, the at-fault driver must cover the costs of the

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

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