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August 2018 Archives

Premises liability: Fall at a medical center results in lawsuit

Stores, shops and other public establishments should be safe places where people can visit without fear of physical harm. However, thousands of people are injured in public places every year in Maine and across the United States. Safety regulations have been established to protect all those who legally visit public places. These premises liability laws say that property and business owners are required to provide a safe and hazard-free environment for all legal visitors. However, things like uneven floor mats, tools left lying on the ground and defective stairs can cause visitors to trip and fall.

Know when to push back against an insurance settlement offer

When you end up in a car crash caused by another driver, there is a lot to deal with. You have to remember to get the right insurance information and keep a clear head when making a police report. Then, you need to seek medical care and handle the fallout of the accident. Car accidents are expensive and time-consuming.

Man suffers back injuries due to alleged medical negligence

There is always risk involved with any surgical procedure. Although modern technology and improved methods have made procedures safer, thousands of patients are still injured every year during surgeries. Most of these injuries can be attributed to medical negligence. Every day, patients in Maine and around the country place their trust in the hands of skilled surgeons. No amount of skill, however, can totally prevent mistakes from happening.

Car accidents: Drunk driver sentenced to months behind bars

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is incredibly dangerous and irresponsible. Driving while intoxicated is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Maine and across the United States. According to recent statistics, alcohol-related crashes account for almost one third of all traffic-related fatalities. Those who choose to drive while intoxicated endanger the lives of all those around them and can face years of jail time.

Sometimes surgeries cause more issues than they fix

Surgery is a relatively invasive medical intervention. Typically, doctors will not recommend surgery unless other, less invasive, options will not work. After all, every surgery presents risks for complications. Some people can have negative reactions to anesthesia used in surgery. Other people may have bleeding issues that they don't know about until the surgery happened. Sometimes, the risk of infection is also a concern.

Premises liability: Thousands are injured every year

Of the few guarantees in life, one is that accidents are going to happen. In Maine, premises liability laws say that property and business owners must provide a safe, hazard-free environment to prevent accidents and injuries to those who are lawfully visiting their properties. Things like cleaning spillage, removing hazards and routine maintenance are a few examples of basic precautions that go a long way in preventing accidents. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for these routine tasks to be neglected, which can lead to injuries to visitors.

The Ultimate Guide to Personal Injury Lawyers In Maine, US

If you've been in an accident or somehow injured due to someone else's carelessness, there are many questions probably rolling in. Income is a big problem for many people, and when an injury caused by someone else's negligence interrupts normal work and life habits, you may be unsure how to pick up the pieces again.

Get ready for your Labor Day travels

The Labor Day holiday marks the end of the summer season. Some individuals choose to head out to enjoy the long weekend. If you are going to do this, you must ensure that you are ready for the trip. With the number of drivers on the roads, there is an increased chance of accidents.

Motor vehicle accidents in the city of Portland are on the rise

Portland, Maine, is one of the most beautiful cities in America. Located on a peninsula extending into Casco Bay, the natural beauty of this city attracts thousands of visitors every year. Portland is also the largest city in Maine, which means that city streets often become crowded and congested. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents seem to be increasing in Portland, as more and more people visit and decide to take up residence here.

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