While your liability coverage pays for the damages you cause, it does not do anything to help you when you are injured by someone else. The kid who hit her was an unemployed eighteen year old living with his grandfather. Brian Santorini came to see me for a consultation following a collision in an unrestricted intersection. Diana acknowledged the problem and asked whether I could start a punch card for her—”Tenth case is free.” Another potential hazard of social media arises when you actually do engage in strenuous or risky activities while you are getting treatment for your injuries.Read More
Maine Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Maine
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Maine
- Christian J. Lewis
- Peter L. Thompson
- Jason M. Jabar
- Alison Wholey Briggs
- Brett D. Baber
- Sumner H. Lipman
- Elizabeth Kayatta
- Miriam Johnson
- Taylor Asen
- Michael F. Vaillancourt
- Kristen R. Dorion
- Dawn M. Pelletier
Christian J. Lewis
Focusing his practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, Christian J. Lewis is a partner at Hardy Wolf & Downing. Located in the firms office in Lewiston, Maine, he provides assistance to clients in Androscoggin County, other parts of the greater Portland metropolitan area and throughout the state. Admitted to practice before all Maine state courts, Mr. Lewis is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.Mr. Lewis advises and counsels people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled during his career have arisen out of incidents involving truck and other motor vehicle accidents, defective or dangerous products, and premises liability, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his plaintiff clients, both through jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated outside of court with defendants and their insurance companies. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned Mr. Lewis the respect of his colleagues, including a Superb peer-review rating through Avvo.After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University in 1996, Mr. Lewis spent several years as an analyst with the United States National Drug Intelligence Center, which was part of the U.S. Department of Justice. During his tenure there, he attended the National Intelligence University, earning a Master of Science of Strategic Intelligence in 2004. He then went on to pursue his legal education at Duquesne University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2006. A member of several organizations, Mr. Lewis serves as the treasurer of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
Peter L. Thompson
The founder of Peter Thompson & Associates, Peter L. Thompson focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and his experience also encompasses employment law and Social Security Disability matters. Based in the firms main office in Portland, Maine, he provides representation to clients throughout much of the state. Admitted to practice before all Maine and New Hampshire state courts, Mr. Thompson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit.In his personal injury practice, Mr. Thompson assists clients who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence or recklessness of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has worked on have included truck and other motor vehicle crashes, auto-pedestrian accidents, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and premises liability, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients through both jury verdicts and negotiated settlements. This has led to Mr. Thompsons becoming a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization limited to attorneys who have won seven-figure settlements or awards.Mr. Thompson helps people who are no longer able to work due to a physical or mental disability to obtain their rightful Social Security Disability benefits, and he represents employees who have been the victim of discrimination that is prohibited by federal or state law. His successful track record in all of these areas has earned him the respect of his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb peer review rating through Avvo. In addition, Mr. Thompson has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Jason M. Jabar
The founder of Jabar Injury Law, Jason M. Jabar focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Located in Waterville, Maine, he provides assistance to clients throughout the greater Portland metropolitan area and other parts of the state. Admitted to practice before all Maine state courts, Mr. Jabar is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. He also has experience in criminal defense and long-term disability insurance cases.In his personal injury practice, Mr. Jabar represents people who have incurred economic and noneconomic losses due to the negligence of other persons or entities. The types of cases that he has handled in this regard have arisen out of incidents involving truck, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle crashes, dog bites, defective products, premises liability, construction site and other workplace accidents, and elder abuse, and he has been able to obtain significant compensation for his clients, both through jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated outside of the courtroom. Mr. Jabars successful track record has led to his receipt of a Superb peer-review rating through Avvo, and another indication of the high regard in which he is held by his colleagues came when he was named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40.Majoring in American studies, Mr. Jabar attended Colby College, and he was a member of the schools varsity football and basketball teams before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1996. Remaining in the state, he obtained his legal education at the University of Maine School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2000. Mr. Jabar is a member of the board of governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
Alison Wholey Briggs
Personal Injury Attorney Alison Wholey Briggs focuses exclusively on protecting plaintiffs rights. She is dedicated to the specialty of Personal Injury Law and her firm, Briggs & Wholey, handles personal injury cases throughout the state of Maine. As an Attorne,y and a Nurse, she is uniquely qualified to understand and prove the degree of injury for her clients. For decades, Attorney Wholey Briggs has been helping injured Mainers recover financial damages for harm caused to them as a result of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, or wrongful death. She stands firmly with victims and their families and has earned a reputation as a leader in her field.
477 Commercial Street, Rockport ME 4856
Brett D. Baber
Brett D. Baber of Lanham Blackwell & Baber Attorneys in Bangor, Maine, has more than 30 years of civil litigation experience. Mr. Baber primarily focuses his practice on personal injury law but also has experience with business and employment litigation. He represents clients throughout the state of Maine.Over the course of his career, Mr. Baber has handled civil litigation matters involving employment discrimination, defective medical devices, pharmaceutical products and other catastrophic injuries. Before joining Lanham Blackwell & Baber Attorneys, he practiced at private firms in Bangor and Portland and had a solo practice.Active outside of his practice, Mr. Baber is a former adjunct professor at Husson University and the University of Maine. He authors and speaks on various legal topics, such as insurance litigation and employment discrimination, and spent several years serving on the Maine State Bar Association Board of Governors. He is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and the Penobscot County Bar Association.Committed to giving back to his community, Mr. Baber engages in pro bono work. In 2009, the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project recognized his efforts by awarding him the Lew Vafiades Pro Bono award for helping organize a free legal clinic in Penobscot County.Mr. Baber graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Maine with a bachelors degree in political science. He earned his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, graduating magna cum laude. He holds an active law license in Maine and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Sumner H. Lipman
Sumner H. Lipman attended law school and graduated from Boston University School of Law in 1966.Sumner Lipman began practicing law in 1966.Sumner Lipman is an attorney at Lipman & Katz, PA, helping people with Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff issues. Lipman & Katz, PA has an office in Augusta, Maine, serving the local community.Sumner Lipman was selected to Top Lawyers for 2011 - 2014. Top Lawyers is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria.In addition to addressing Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff legal needs, he also assists clients with Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff and Professional Liability: Plaintiff issues.
PO Box 1051, Augusta ME 4332
Elizabeth Kayatta is a top-rated attorney helping clients with Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff. She also assists with Civil Litigation: Defense, Employment Litigation: Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff and Employment Litigation: Plaintiff issues.She works in Lewiston, Maine serving the surrounding community.Elizabeth Kayatta attended Boston College Law School and graduated in 2012.She has been practicing law since 2012.She was selected to Rising Stars for 2016 - 2019.
Miriam Johnson is an attorney at Berman & Simmons and helps clients address Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff legal issues.She also assists clients regarding Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff and Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff issues.Rising Stars is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. She was awarded this distinction for 2017.Miriam Johnson graduated in 2007 from University of Maine School of Law. She represents clients in the Lewiston area.
Taylor Asen, an attorney with Berman & Simmons in Lewiston, Maine, helps clients address Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff situations.He also helps clients with Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff concerns.He received legal training from Yale Law School. He graduated from law school in 2012.Taylor Asen became licensed to practice law in 2013.Taylor Asen was selected to Rising Stars. The designation means that he is a top-rated attorney as recognized by peers. He was selected to Rising Stars for 2017 - 2019.
Michael F. Vaillancourt
Michael F. Vaillancourt is an attorney at Ainsworth Thelin & Raftice, PA and helps clients address General Litigation legal issues.He also assists clients regarding Business / Corporate and Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff issues.Top Lawyers is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. He was awarded this distinction for 2016 - 2017.Michael Vaillancourt graduated in 2000 from University of Maine School of Law. He represents clients in the South Portland area.
7 Ocean St., PO Box 2412,, South Portland ME 4116
Kristen R. Dorion
Kristen R. Dorion is an attorney providing legal services covering Criminal Defense, Family Law, Estate Planning & Probate and Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff and Criminal Defense: DUI / DWI.Kristen Dorion, who practices law in Gorham, Maine, was selected to Rising Stars for 2017 - 2019. This peer designation is awarded only to a select number of accomplished attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars selection process takes into account peer recognition, professional achievement in legal practice, and other cogent factors.Prior to becoming an attorney, she studied at University of Maine School of Law. She graduated in 2015.
230 Main Street, Suite # 2,, Gorham ME 4038
Dawn M. Pelletier
Dawn M. Pelletier is an attorney who represents clients in the Bangor, Maine area. Dawn Pelletier is recognized by peers and was selected to Top Lawyers for 2018 - 2019. This selection is based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice.Dawn Pelletier chose to pursue a career in law after completing undergraduate studies.She attended Suffolk University Law School and graduated in 1982.Dawn Pelletier passed the bar exam and was admitted to legal practice in 1983.She represents clients with Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff issues in Maine.She also represents clients with Workers Compensation and Family Law issues.Being selected to Top Lawyers is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. As one of the few attorneys to garner the distinction of Top Lawyers, Dawn Pelletier has earned the respect of peers as one of the top-rated attorneys in the nation.
88 Hammond St., Suite 321, Bangor ME 4401