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September 2018 Archives

Distracted driving blamed for head-on crash

Drivers in Maine face a myriad of dangers on roadways across the state. Distracted driving has become a major cause of accidents, as drivers these days face an abundance of distractions that can take focus off of the road. Texting while driving has become a big problem across the nation, and as a result, many states have outlawed the use of cell phones behind the wheel. According to recent statistics, the usage of cell phones while driving leads to over 1.6 million accidents each year in the United States.

Woman files premises liability claim after fall

The state of Maine is home to award-winning, first class restaurants and shops. Customers should be able to visit these wonderful establishments and sit down to a relaxing meal without fearing for their safety. Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured every year in restaurants and stores across the country. Owners and operators of any public establishment are responsible for the safety of guests. When hazards or dangerous conditions in public establishments cause physical harm, victims may take action and file a premises liability claim.

Potentially injured customers are why businesses need insurance

Most businesses that you visit in Maine will have general liability insurance policies. Everyone from your tax professional to the butcher you swear by will usually have insurance on their business and facility. There are many reasons that companies should purchase business insurance policies, but the potential for customer injuries is one of the most persuasive.

Personal Injury Checklist for Maine Residents

Personal injury law is different in every state, so it's important to be careful when you are facing a personal injury claim and a potential lawsuit to get the justice you need, within time and law constraints. Learning what it takes to file for a personal injury lawsuit in your state can be confusing and overwhelming, but with these simple steps, it doesn't have to be for Maine residents. Every case is nuanced and different in its regard. Before consulting one of the many Maine personal injury lawyers, follow this simple checklist, it will help you prepare for your injury case. Here are a few tips to help you protect yourself and your legal rights

Truck accidents often result in serious injury or death

Tractor-trailers and commercial vehicles are the lifeblood of Maine's economy. Without the goods and merchandise that are shipped by commercial vehicles, the daily lives of Maine residents would be dramatically and negatively affected. Necessities such as food and gasoline are transported across the country directly to consumers via tractor-trailers. However, the large size of these trucks makes them very dangerous to passenger vehicles, with truck accidents often resulting in serious injury or death.

Parents awarded $74 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

The birth of a child is one of the most wonderful events in the lives of Maine parents. Birth is also a delicate process that should be treated with attention and meticulous care. Doctors and nurses should be fully engaged and ready to act should any complications arise during this process. Since childbirth is a fragile time of great vulnerability, any missteps or mistakes by medical professionals can result in catastrophic and lifelong consequences for both the infant and mother. Unfortunately, medical malpractice causes thousands of birth injuries every year across the country.

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