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About the Firm

Maine Accident Lawyers

Personal injury lawyers specializing in all manner of accidents occurring throughout Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, and Southern & Central Maine.

In a split second, your life and the lives of your family members can be negatively transformed by events beyond your control. Each and every year, thousands upon thousands of individuals are the victims of accidental injuries that can leave anger, despair and financial ruin in their wake. If you are looking for the best accident lawyer in times like these, a seasoned attorney from Hardy, Wolf and Downing will be a trusted ally to whom victims can turn for assistance and compassion. If you or a loved one are struggling with the numerous challenges posed by a serious injury sustained at the hands of another, we are prepared to take up the banner of justice on your behalf.

Legal Help When You Need it Most

For more than 40 years, we have helped the injured fight for fair compensation for losses sustained as the result of accidental harm. Building an impressive track record by obtaining millions of dollars on behalf of our clients, we have become the personal injury lawyers Maine residents trust to represent them with skill, determination, and success.

Our team will assess your injuries, determine whether actionable negligence was to blame and outline your available legal options in an easily understandable way. Regardless of the circumstances leading to your accidental injury, we will work with unrivaled diligence to investigate the facts of your claim, engage in aggressive settlement negotiations or take your case through to trial, should that prove necessary.

Types of Accidents Typical in Portland, Bangor, and Lewiston, Maine Area

Accidental injuries can arise from an extremely broad array of occurrences. Each type of case brings with it a unique set of facts, required proofs, and evidentiary considerations.

Fortunately, we possess decades of experience with a wide range of common accident types, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Airplane crashes
  • Slip and falls
  • Construction site accidents
  • Defective product accidents
  • Hazardous property accidents

We Know Dangerous Maine Roadways

In the case of accidents involving passenger as well as commercial vehicles, our attorneys are particularly adept at helping juries hold negligent drivers accountable for failing to appreciate the driving conditions characteristic to Maine in midwinter. Because our careers have been built here in Maine and our professional devotion is to accident victims in Maine, we possess the knowledge and ability to speak effectively to Maine juries responsible for assigning responsibility. Therefore, if you have suffered injuries on our roadways, we are eager to lend a hand as you seek the compensation required to begin the healing process.

We Know Mainers

Part of what sets the personal injury attorneys of Hardy Wolf and Downing apart from the competition is the fact that we know Maine. Together, our appreciation for and understanding of the people of this state help us communicate effectively with jurors and connect with them on a personal level. This degree of familiarity with local customs and attitudes builds bridges with jurors that might otherwise be reluctant to pay close attention to a personal injury plaintiff’s legal arguments and damage claims. Our decades of practicing in Maine have facilitated our achievement of a level of success that perhaps would have been impossible otherwise.

We are Experts in Maine Accident Law

Many, if not most accident cases in Maine will rely heavily on negligence law in determining their outcomes. Plaintiffs in personal injury matters are typically required to demonstrate that:

  • The defendant had a duty of care to the party harmed
  • The duty was in fact breached
  • The breach caused the plaintiff’s injury
  • The injuries caused actual harm

While it can sometimes be difficult to place a dollar value on a given case and assemble the evidence necessary to substantiate it, we at Hardy Wolf and Downing possess the resources necessary to do just that. Our vast network of medical experts, economic loss analysts, case investigators, and legal support staff works collectively to build the most effective case on behalf of each client, exhaustively interviewing witnesses and reviewing all pertinent records.

We understand that the debilitating injuries resulting from accidents of every type can place entire families on the financial brink. For that reason, we pledge to work tirelessly to recover every available dollar of financial compensation, which can include:

  • Current, past and future medical bills
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Accessibility modifications to the home
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Loss of relationship and support

Our firm’s strategic approach and decades of experience in conducting successful negotiations with insurance carriers throughout Maine have led to millions of dollars in recovery for our clients. While we place a high priority on securing the financial recovery you and your loved ones need to regain your financial footing, we also realize that aggressive advocacy in the aftermath of a traumatic accident can lead to important behavioral or policy changes on the part of defendants that prevent future harm to others

The Accident Lawyers Mainers Trust

When the negligence of another results in serious harm, swift action must be taken. Maine injury victims are afforded a limited of the window of time in which to pursue legal action, and that is why the attorneys of Hardy Wolf and Downing stand ready to provide a free, no-obligation evaluation of the facts of your matter. Allow our unwavering commitment to helping injured individuals throughout the state of Maine make a real difference in your case by contacting us at 1-800-INJURED.