Accidents with deer and other wildlife are common in Maine. Some studies suggest that the odds of hitting a deer in our state are less than 1 in 125 per year. And accidents with deer, moose, or other large animals can do serious damage to your vehicle and cause personal injuries to you. So whatRead More
Author: Braden M. Clement
How Do I Take The Deposition Of A Witness In Maine For Use In A Case Pending In A Different State?
The Maine Rules of Civil Procedure make it easy to depose witnesses in Maine for use in a civil case pending in a foreign jurisdiction. Rule 30(h) sets forth the process. Out-of-state counsel must retain local counsel in Maine to assist, but from there the process is relatively straightforward. First, local counsel will submit anRead More
Who Pays My Medical Bills If I Am Injured in an Accident
Dealing with medical bills following a car accident can be confusing and time consuming. If you are injured in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else, your medical bills may be covered by several different sources. First, you can make a legal claim against the other driver. Depending on the facts of yourRead More
Can My Personal Injury Settlement Be Taken Away From Me By Someone Else?
Believe it or not, this issue came up recently. I have changed the facts a bit, but imagine the following scenario: A friend is involved in two lawsuits, one as a plaintiff in a personal injury case, and another one as a defendant. In the first case, he expects that the case will eventually settleRead More
Partly at Fault?
You Can Recover Damages, Even If You Made a Mistake
Many cases we take involve some fault by our clients. Picture the following examples: You are driving above the speed limit when another vehicle pulls out in front of you and T-bones your car. You are crossing the street against the walk signal when a car runs a red light and hits you in theRead More
Is your settlement taxable?
Are The Proceeds Of Your Personal Injury Settlement Taxable?
A common question plaintiffs ask is whether they are required to pay taxes on the money they receive to settle a claim for personal injuries. The answer is generally no, and the reason for the rule is relatively simple. The IRS does not count compensation for personal physical injuries or physical sickness as income. LookRead More
When to take action
Injured By Someone Else? Take Action Before The Evidence Disappears!
If you are injured in an accident caused by the carelessness of another person, you should not wait to contact a lawyer. Most good lawyers will never pressure you to file a lawsuit; however, all good lawyers will want to begin investigating your case right away. Swift action immediately after an accident can make aRead More