If I Hit a Deer, Will My Auto Insurance Cover Me?

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

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

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