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How Do I Get the Most Out of My Personal Injury Claim

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Suppose you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence. In that case, you have every right to expect the personal injury compensation you receive for that injury is the maximum compensation you deserve. There’s only one sure way to receive that maximum amount: to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. One that will not settle for anything less than the full amount of compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained.

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How Parking Lot Collisions Can Still Lead to Injuries

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Parking lots are often busy and congested places where distracted driving and pedestrian accidents go hand-and-hand. Many people hold a common misconception of parking lots being safer than roadways. With so many cars moving in different directions, rushing to parking spots, pulling in and out of parking spaces, parking lots at times can be quite chaotic. Accidents are more frequent than thought and are prime locations for numerous types of collisions and pedestrian accidents. In fact, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found one in five of all vehicle accidents occurs in parking lots. 

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Falling on Ice and Snow: Why It’s More Dangerous Than You Might Think

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Slipping on ice can be more dangerous than you think. Falling on ice and snow can result in particularly severe injuries. Compared to other kinds of slip and fall accidents, when an unsuspecting person slips on a patch of ice or loses footing on snow-covered ice, they fall faster and hit the ground harder. It’s no wonder then, in Maine, as much as anywhere, the winter season is when the majority of slip and fall incidents happen. 

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Can You Sue for a Slip and Fall?

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Slip and fall accident lawyers help victims injured in slip and fall accidents caused by hazardous and dangerous conditions on another’s property. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident on someone’s property as a result of owner negligence, then you do have a right to sue for compensation for your injuries. Specifically, a “slip and fall’ is the term for a type of personal injury claim sustained in a “slip or trip and fall” on someone else’s property due to the property owner’s negligence. The injured party is entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost income, loss of their quality of life, and so forth.

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When is it Too Late to Get a Lawyer For a Car Accident?

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After you have been injured in a car accident, the days and weeks can slip by before you even realize it has been months since the accident. The focus on recovery, continual medical care and doctor’s appointments, the lost time at work, and working on getting another car, and even trying to forget and get your life back in order can take a lot of time. After months have gone by, when the medical bills keep adding up, you are still without a car, uncertain about the insurance coverage or lack thereof, you may be wondering about a car accident lawyer or if it is even too late to hire one. 

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Who’s at Fault at an Intersection Accident?

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With traffic entering and exiting from every angle, intersections can be busy places. It’s why determining who’s at fault at an intersection accident can, at times, be challenging. Changing traffic lights and missed turn signals, pedestrian crossings, motorcycles appearing from nowhere, and more—it’s no surprise that approximately 40% of car accidents that occur each year happen at intersections—and assigning fault can be problematic.

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Can You Collect Damages From a Hit and Run?

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uber car accidentCan you prove a hit and run? Though the answer should be of no surprise, especially in this day and age, there are still drivers who think they can get away with leaving the scene of an accident. You need not worry about who will pay for the damages to your car when, even in a minor accident, you find a dent in the side of your vehicle that wasn’t there when you went into the grocery store. Finding the driver who did it, essentially, is a process, not a mystery. Drivers who leave the scene of an accident can easily access the local street, parking lot, store cameras, and other available video footage. Once police view the footage, it’s a matter of time until they find the hit and run driver and you collect damages from it.  (more…)

Slippery Road Conditions and Car Accidents: What You Need to Know

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winter roadIt’s that time of year again—when the roads get slippery, winter car accidents happen. People slide off the roads, get hit from behind, or, unfortunately, sideswiped or strike a pedestrian. Even for the most ‘seasoned’ drivers, driving in wintry weather, snowstorm, or across black ice can be challenging. If a car slides across the road and hits another vehicle that hits yours, beyond tending to the accident’s immediate consequences if there are injured parties, knowing what to do in the aftermath is important.  (more…)

When Can a Passenger Collect from Injuries?

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woman with neck painWhat happens if you’re a passenger injured in a car accident? Often, passengers don’t know they’re entitled to seek and collect compensation from the “at-fault” driver’s insurance as a third party. There may be an instance where you can file against both insurance companies. (more…)