When you are injured in a car accident or fall, your life can be changed forever. You may suffer from pain on a daily basis, and you may be unable to return to your job or enjoy your previous hobbies. In some cases, an accident can even lead to the death of a loved one. Regardless of the circumstances, these situations are always difficult to handle for everyone involved. However, it is even more devastating when you know that the accident could have easily been avoided.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in an accident caused by another party, you may be able to file a claim against the person or organization responsible. No amount of money will make up for what you have suffered, but it will help you to move on with your life.
About Personal Injury Cases in Maine
In the state of Maine, you typically have six years to file a claim against an individual or organization after an accident occurs. However, for government agencies, this limit drops to 180 days. After a claim has been filed, you may settle out of court with the responsible party, or you may allow the case to go to trial. If your case is successful, the court may award you compensation for lost wages, medical bills and the pain and suffering you experienced because of the accident. Some of the accidents that may lead to personal injury cases include:
- Animal attacks
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian injuries
- Slip and falls
Why You Need a Lawyer
Personal injury law in Maine is complex. For this reason, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best possible chance of winning your case. Without the right lawyer, you may settle a case for an insufficient amount of compensation or you may even lose a case that could have been won.
Contact the Law Office of Neal L. Weinstein
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that led to injury or death, don’t let the responsible party get away with what they have done. Contact the Law Office of Neal L. Weinstein today to schedule a meeting or learn more about your options for filing a claim. We look forward to helping you pursue justice!