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Category: Personal Injury

Hardy Wolf & Downing files personal injury lawsuits in Maine due car accidents, slip and fall, medical malpractice, and other acts of negligence. Call today.

Why Filing a Claim is the Right Thing to Do

filing claim

Why file an accident claim if you are injured in a car accident or on someone’s property? The short answer is to recover the lost wages, medical bills, and related expenses resulting from the injury. Yet, there is reluctance, a hesitation, even a stigma attached to filing such a claim for many people. It could… Read more »

Top 5 Personal Injuries That Result From Summer Activities

Hardy Wolf & Downing's take on the families suing the Jose Fernandez Estate

Summer in Maine is usually a time to relax and appreciate the great beauty of the Vacation State, but some individuals aren’t so lucky. Personal injury risk is elevated in the summer months due to nicer weather and heightened outdoor activity. As a result, innocent individuals are subject to injuries that can severely affect quality… Read more »

3 Slip and Fall Accident Facts That Might Surprise You

slip and fall accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere, and the injuries sustained can be serious, costly, and even permanently change a person’s life. Conditions that result in a slip and fall accident vary—an icy walkway, a torn carpet, a broken step, a pothole—and can happen indoors or out. Though a case for negligence may seem straightforward… Read more »

Should I Settle or Go to Trial?

personal injury trial

Weighing the pros and cons of a personal injury trial versus an out-of-court settlement is an important decision that a client and his or her attorney must consider carefully. There is no right or wrong. However, the choice you make should be an informed one. Personal injury trial preparation is a lengthy process and can… Read more »

Who’s at Fault in an Accident?

Who's at Fault in an Accident

Determining who’s at fault in an accident is necessary to be awarded compensation in a personal injury claim. Not all accidents and the injuries that result from them are cut and dry. It must be proven that the liable party, the person or parties who were responsible for the accident, were legally at fault due… Read more »

3 Things You Should Do After An Accident or Injury

Car accident

No one plans for an accident or injury. Unfortunately, chances are, at some point in life, whether minor or major, one will happen. If it is due to someone else’s negligence, knowing what to do after the accident will help you make an informed decision as you move forward on the road to recovery. Should… Read more »

Should I Get a Lawyer if I Was Injured on Someone Else’s Property?

Injured on someone else's property

When wintertime comes to Maine, the chances of slipping and falling increase with each snowstorm. Once ice and snow begin to accumulate, so do slippery conditions on sidewalks, doorsteps, and walkways. If you happen to slip and are hurt on someone else’s property it could mean months of recovery. If that accident happens due to… Read more »

How Long Does it Usually Take to Settle a Personal Injury Claim

personal injury claims

People who suffer personal injuries due to negligence are entitled to file personal injury claims to receive compensation from the at-fault party or parties. Compensation can be related to a number of causes—loss of income, employment, medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, among other reasons. That is why it’s best to consult with… Read more »