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Have You Been Injured Due to a Fall on Ice or Snow?

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injured on iceA slip and fall on ice lawsuit results when property or business owners are negligent in maintaining their property during winter conditions. If you have been injured due to a slip and fall accident, contact a premise liability attorney. Such injuries are all too common during the winter, and if you are seriously hurt or require medical attention, it may be that you are entitled to receive compensation. (more…)

3 Things You Should Do After An Accident or Injury

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Car accidentNo 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 you consider filing a personal injury claim, knowing what to do after an accident or injury, not of your own doing, will help you with successfully presenting your case. (more…)

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

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Injured on someone else's propertyWhen 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 property owner negligence, then you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury. There’s no reason for you to carry the weight of medical bills, lost income, or having the quality of life put on hold. Those injured on someone else’s property should not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer for a consultation. (more…)

Winter Driving Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

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winter driving tipsWinter driving tips can be very helpful. Navigating behind a wheel in ice and snow can be challenging to even the most experienced drivers. In Maine, winter driving means to be prepared at all times. Mainers know that on any given day the weather can go from sunny and mild to snowing sideways in a matter of hours. Nobody wants to get caught in the middle of a snowstorm when they are miles from home or work. Unfortunately, it can and does happen. If you happen to get caught in a snowstorm or other winter conditions, here are a few things to keep in mind to make the driving experience a little safer and a lot less stressful. (more…)

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

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personal injury claimsPeople 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 a personal injury lawyer to ensure you receive just compensation for your injury in a timely manner. However, a “timely manner” is relative to each case. The length of time it takes to settle a personal injury claim relates to the case itself. (more…)

Is it Worth Filing a Home Insurance Claim for a Personal Injury?

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home insurance claim for personal injuryHomeowners insurance policies provide protection for homeowners in the event that a home insurance claim is brought against them by another party. The policy also provides protection for property owners and mortgage holders should the house sustain damage from a natural catastrophe such as a flood, fire, or storm. Typically, in the case of the latter, homeowners are often confronted with a dilemma before submitting a claim. Is the damage serious enough to file a home insurance claim? Otherwise, a homeowner could see his or her rates increase or even have their policy canceled by their insurance company. (more…)

How Do You Prove Negligence in a Slip and Fall?

Negligence in slip and fall

A slip and fall injury can be serious, especially this time of year. As the seasons change, and fall turns to winter, the chance for a slip and fall injury increases with every storm. The autumn rains can mask slippery fallen leaves on any sidewalk, and snow can mask a patch of ice on any doorstep. If you are seriously hurt as a result of a slip and fall injury on another’s property due to owner negligence, you should consult with a slip and fall lawyer. You very well may be entitled to money damages to compensate for lost wages, to cover medical bills, and more. (more…)

What are 3 Types of Product Defects That Can Result in a Lawsuit?

Types of Product Defects That Can Result in a Lawsuit

Types of Product Defects That Can Result in a LawsuitProduct liability is an area of law that ensures consumer safety from hazardous, defective or unsafe products or items that are offered for sale in the marketplace. If or when a consumer is harmed by a defective product, a product liability lawyer can advise the person injured on any claim or cause of action against the responsible party. Those who manufacture, sell, design or distribute a product have a legal responsibility for its safety once it enters the marketplace. If the product fails, the consumer can hold the responsible party liable for injuries sustained in using it. (more…)

What is Personal Injury Coverage on a Homeowners Policy?

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New England Town in autumnBecoming a homeowner is a dream come true. Whether you are single or starting a family, moving into a home you can call your own has many advantages. Homeowners can build equity on their property and realize tax benefits. However, homeownership does come with a degree of responsibility. You likely have insurance to cover loss, but do you have personal injury coverage on your property, too? Homeownership requires a ‘duty of care’ in maintaining your house and property that will protect you from premises liability. Your homeowner’s insurance policy should have the personal injury coverage needed to protect you, your family, and property. (more…)