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January 2018 Archives

Proposed bill would expose dangerous products to public

Most of the time, an idea for a new product is introduced in the hopes of benefiting the lives of consumers while providing a profit for the manufacturers. Unfortunately, in the event that items prove to be dangerous products, the desire to protect profits may take precedence over public safety. There may have been countless products that have posed an unknown danger to Maine families due to the efforts to conceal information.

Lack of diligence from landlord can cause serious personal injury

Life in an apartment complex can be ideal for those who do not wish to deal with the headaches that come with homeownership. Unfortunately, this does not mean that there is not a risk of serious personal injury from hazardous conditions caused by negligence on the part of a landlord. There are many apartment residents in Maine who have suffered injuries due to a slip-and-fall accident.

Negligence may have played a role in fatal Maine crash

Driving is a skill that one acquires over a lifetime, and it demands close attention at all times in order to avoid causing an accident. Unfortunately, even more experienced drivers may become lax while behind the wheel, and that can lead to tragedy for others. One recent Maine collision may have been the result of possible negligence on the part of another motorist.

Collect this information after a car wreck

Imagine driving through Portland on your way to work. Only two blocks from your office, another driver makes an illegal left turn and slams into your car. You probably already know about some of the basic steps you should take after an accident. For instance, you should remain at the scene, call the police and, of course, get appropriate medical attention.

Woman files medical malpractice suit after instrument injury

The thought of needing surgery is never a pleasant scenario, especially when the procedure requires a large incision and extensive work. In Maine and elsewhere, the majority of these surgeries are successful with few, if any, complications. Unfortunately, according to one patient, her procedure wound up costing her greater harm and, possibly, lasting repercussions for which she recently filed a medical malpractice claim.

Winter and spring carry the risk of slip-and-fall accidents

People can end up hurt any time of the year, but certain seasons increase the risk of specific accidents and injuries. Slip-and-fall incidents are a perfect example. People can suffer a slip-and-fall any time of day and any time of year. All it takes is someone spilling coffee in the foyer of your accountant's office for you to end up in the hospital with a serious brain injury.

Meant for safety, speed humps present risk of serious injury

In many residential and business settings where there is the anticipated presence of pedestrians and heavy traffic, there may also be installation of traffic calming devices. One of the most common apparatuses employed for this purpose is speed humps, but these also come with a risk of serious injury to many. There may be many disabled Maine residents who have had a bad experience with one of these potentially hazardous devices.

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