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How are Medical Bills Paid After an Accident?

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If you have been injured in a car accident in Maine, you may be wondering how your medical bill payments will be made—especially if the accident was no fault of your own. Whose insurance will cover your medical bill and related expenses? And when will the company pay or reimburse you? What is the procedure? The process for paying medical bills after an accident can be complicated, if not confusing.


Who’s At Fault If You Hit a Deer With Your Car?

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If you hit a deer with your car, will your insurance cover it? If you drive in Maine, you better make sure that it does. Car-deer collisions are a common occurrence and big problem. They can happen anytime throughout the year, but especially in the autumn during mating season. Collisions are so frequent that the Maine DOT has even dubbed November as “Deer Collision Month!” 


Can I Sue for a Rear-End Collision in Maine?

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If you got hit from behind while driving and are wondering, “Should I sue if I got rear-ended?” then the short answer is that you can if you choose to, but there might be other factors to consider before filing a lawsuit. Receiving compensation for your damaged vehicle is typically a straightforward affair once the fault has been established and once the vehicle’s damage has been assessed. However, if you are injured in the collision, receiving the compensation you deserve for those injuries may be a source of frustration. Insurance companies routinely seek to settle injury claims quickly to undercompensate you, or they may resist resolving or settling your insurance claim to your satisfaction. 


When Should You Call a Personal Injury Lawyer?

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By any measure, knowing when to call a personal injury lawyer in the aftermath of an accident that has left you injured is an important decision. When injured due to negligence, it’s not uncommon to feel angry, overwhelmed, or confused about what to do or what direction to take. There’s a good chance you’re getting advice from people you know and trust or from acquaintances who mean well, which may only add to the confusion. 


Who is Responsible for a Slip and Fall Accident?

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By definition, the term ‘slip and fall‘ refers to a personal injury claim filed when someone is injured due to a slip, trip, and fall on someone else’s property. A slip and fall accident is a form of negligence that falls under the legal concept of premises liability. As the name implies, slip and fall accidents hold that property owners may be legally responsible for any injuries on the owner’s premises if those injuries are a direct result of the property owner’s negligence. By law, all property owners must exercise reasonable care in maintaining their property and have a legal responsibility to keep their properties safe for guests, visitors, customers, and patrons. 


Maine Car Accident Lawyers Explain the Hands-Free Law

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The latest Maine cellphone laws and hands-free law went into effect on September 19, 2019. In large part, the law was passed in an effort to reduce distracted driving accidents in the state. Although distracted driving is a problem everywhere, for Maine drivers or those driving in Maine, the issue has become a serious problem and a deadly one. The Insurance Information Institute places Maine at 13 fatalities per year per one-hundred thousand people due to distracted driving. For a state-ranked at the lower end in population and population density, it has emerged at the top of the list in distracted driving fatalities for the entire northern and eastern regions of the U.S. from Michigan eastward.


Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

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For some, wondering what to do after an accident that is not your fault, even a minor one, can be a source of confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety. Even as the bills pile up, many people hesitate, feel overwhelmed by the legal process, or even feel intimidated. Others do not want to burden the system or simply do not trust it. There are still others who may hold a stereotype of a car accident attorney being sue-happy, settling for any amount at the victim’s expense. Nothing could be further from the truth. Maine’s preeminent car accident attorneys, Hardy Wolf & Downing, help their clients get the compensation they deserve for any injuries, damages, and expenses that result from a car accident.


Why You Shouldn’t Ignore a Headache After a Car Accident

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Suffering headaches after a car accident may be a sign of a more severe injury. If you haven’t received medical attention yet, you should, immediately. Then, it may be time to consult with a traumatic brain injury attorney as you weigh your options. The truth is you should never ignore a headache after a car accident. The reason is simple: it is not that uncommon for headaches and other injuries to surface in the hours and days after an accident has occurred.


What Happens If Someone Hits Me and Doesn’t Have Insurance?

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The experience of a car accident is bad enough, but being in a car accident when you’re not at fault and the other driver doesn’t have insurance is a borderline nightmare scenario. It doesn’t matter that the law requires all vehicles to be insured before registration. The Insurance Research Council estimates 1 in 8 drivers nationally have no auto insurance when they hit the road. Out of 247 million drivers on American roadways, 32 million of them are driving without insurance. By the numbers, on average, across the United States, there is a 13% chance the person who hits you has no insurance.