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Who’s at Fault in an Accident?

Who's at Fault in an Accident

Who's at Fault in an AccidentDetermining 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 to that person’s or party’s negligence, no matter the degree of carelessness. (more…)

Is the Landlord Responsible for Tenant Injuries?

Negligent Landlord and tenant injuries

Negligent Landlord and tenant injuriesConflicts between landlords and tenants are not that uncommon in today’s society. Disputes can result from a negligent landlord failing to maintain the rental property or a tenant continually paying rent late each month. Overall, issues concerning lease violations, tenant rights, fair housing, or who may be responsible for repairs to the property can generally be worked out with a little civility and common sense. Taking a dispute to court should be the last option between the landlord and tenant. (more…)

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

injured on ice

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

Car accident

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?

Injured on someone else's property

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

winter driving tips

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

personal injury claims

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?

home insurance claim for personal injury

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…)