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Maine Personal Injury Attorney

When someone else is careless and causes you to be injured in an accident, you’ve suffered a personal injury. If you’ve had your injury in the state of Maine, a Maine personal injury attorney can help you.

You may wonder what an attorney can do to help. After all, it’s likely an overwhelming time for you. You probably have more questions than answers. An experienced personal injury attorney can answer your questions.

How Will My Personal Injury Affect Me?

Personal injuries can be temporary or permanent. Your accident may have been due to an automobile accident or a slip and fall accident. In either case, significant injuries can hamper your life.

You may find yourself receiving ongoing medical treatment and care, which can result in extremely high medical expenses. You may also find yourself unable to work. It may not become apparent for some time whether your inability to work is temporary or permanent. It goes without saying these things alone can result in enormous pain and suffering.

You shouldn’t have to concern yourself with the mounting medical bills or how you will provide for your family, especially when your injuries aren’t your fault. A personal injury attorney can help to evaluate your claim and handle your case if it’s worth pursuing. They can advise you each step of the way and handle the technical details while you work on getting through your injuries.

Maine Personal Injury Attorneys

How Do I Choose a Personal Injury Attorney?

There are over 300 personal injury attorneys in the small state of Maine. You may feel overwhelmed at the prospect of choosing the right attorney for you. The first thing you need to know is that if your accident occurred here in Maine, you must choose an attorney who’s licensed in the state. Not only is it the law, but a local attorney will understand the laws and statutes as they pertain to personal injury in our state.

Secondly, you’ll want to find an attorney who has the experience in the area of personal injury that has affected you. For instance, if your accident was due to a car accident, you’ll want an attorney who’s handled many cases similar to yours.

Certain circumstances may affect your case. For instance, if your accident involved a Greater Portland Metro Transit Bus*, your legal rights may change. A local and experienced personal injury attorney will understand how the law can affect the circumstances of your accident.

Once you contact an attorney, they can help to ensure that the responsible party starts paying your medical bills related to your accident. They’ll also work to get you the monetary damages for lost wages and your pain and suffering.

Your life shouldn’t come to a halt when your accident occurs. Unfortunately, you still have bills to pay. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to contact an attorney sooner rather than later so they can get the help you deserve.

How Do I File My Case?

Once you’ve spoken with an attorney, they may advise you to file a claim. They can do it for you or you can do it yourself. Your claim will have to be filed in the courthouse of the county where your accident occurred.

Three of the major courthouses in the state of Maine are:

  • Cumberland County Court (Includes Portland)
    205 Newbury Street
    Portland, ME 04101
    Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Androscoggin County (Includes Lewiston and Auburn)
    2 Turner Street
    Auburn, ME 04210
    Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Penobscot County (Includes Bangor, Brewer and Old Town)
    78 Exchange Street
    Bangor, ME 04401
    Hours: Monday thru Friday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Fill Out Our Free Case Evaluation

If you feel you need to speak with a licensed and experienced Maine personal injury attorney, fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form. We can help direct you to the best one for your case.

While Maine has one of the most generous personal injury statute of limitation laws, you should file your claim as soon as possible. For most personal injury claims, you have six years from the date of your accident to file a claim.

However, certain circumstances can affect your time limit to file a claim. For instance, if your claim is against a city, county, or state government agency, you only have 180 days to file a formal claim and two years to file a lawsuit. Other circumstances can affect your time limit as well. This is why it’s best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get your life back on track. They can evaluate your case to see if you have a claim and see your case to litigation. Fill out our form as soon as possible.

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*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Greater Portland Metro Transit Bus, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.