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What’s the First Thing To Do in a Boating Accident?

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When boating accidents happen, a boating accident lawyer helps those injured ‘navigate’ the laws to pursue a personal injury claim. Boating accidents are common enough that there are specific laws written in the event that one occurs. Boating accident lawyers must have knowledge of maritime or admiralty laws where applicable, as well as the waterway laws of the state. With over 3,700 miles of coastline and 6,000 lakes and ponds, in Maine, an experienced boating accident lawyer must know each to ensure their clients are awarded the compensation they deserve. 


How Do I Get the Most Money From a Car Accident?

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If you have been injured in a collision and are wondering, “how do I get the most money from a car accident?” hiring the best personal injury lawyer will increase your ability to get the money you deserve. Injuries sustained in a car accident can be life-altering on multiple levels. Between medical bills, lost wages, and insurance companies, getting back to normal or a new normal can be a challenge and difficult. 


5 Things NOT to Do on a Motorcycle

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With the weather warming, motorcycle season is fast upon us. With the coming season, it’s a good time to remind all to practice motorcycle safety when on the road. For motorcyclists in particular, after a long Maine winter behind the wheel of a car, it’s important to refocus and reacquaint themselves with the “do’s and don’ts” of riding a motorcycle. When you take to the byways and back roads this spring and summer, here are 5 things you should remember NOT to do on a motorcycle.


Personal Injury Claims: Your Questions Answered

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A personal injury claim is a legal action that allows an injured person to file a civil lawsuit against another person or party whose act of negligence, carelessness, or wrongful conduct caused the injury. A personal injury is a physical injury to your body and mind, and emotions by legal definition. In other words, psychological injuries can also qualify as personal injury. Many people suffer depression and anxiety, along with broken bones, in the aftermath of an injury. In general, negligence is the basis for liability in most personal injury claims. 


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.


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. 


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. 


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.


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. 


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.