Lewiston Accident Attorney

A Lewiston, Maine accident attorney at the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein provides aggressive representation for victims injured because of carelessness and recklessness in Androscoggin County and throughout the state. We are proud of our decades-long history of getting clients the results they need. Whether you were sideswiped in a car accident on the Maine Turnpike (I-95) in Lewiston or you were injured in a slip and fall accident near Bates College, you can rely on a talented legal professional from our law offices to help. We encourage you to visit our call our office in Lewiston: 157 Main Street, Lewiston, ME 04240.

To help you get started, we have provided a few questions about accidents and negligence. Don’t hesitate to call and speak with an attorney if you have other questions or want to find out if you have a case.

Questions about Lewiston Accidents

What is negligence?

“Negligence” is one of those words attorneys might use on a daily basis, but you rarely hear other people saying it. That is, until they’ve been in an accident through no fault of their own. Essentially, negligence refers to someone’s careless or reckless action. Many accidents happen because of negligence – someone does not take proper care when doing an action. Let’s say you were driving on Sabattus Street (Route 126) in the Pond Road neighborhood of Lewiston. Another motorist is looking at a cellphone to read a text message and crashes into your car. The other driver clearly wasn’t taking proper care in operating the vehicle. That driver was negligent and should be held accountable for his or her actions.

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Should I try to deal with the insurance company on my own?

Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with following an accident. You might hear from an adjuster who sounds friendly and willing to help. Don’t be fooled. Claims adjusters work for the insurance company and they are trained to seek ways to pay out as little as possible. They may even play psychological games with victims to make them feel like they’re getting the best settlement possible for the accident. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling claims on behalf of the injured and those who lost loved ones. We know that the initial offer is almost never the last offer. We can help you find a desirable settlement for your accident claim. That way, you can receive fair compensation and get on with your life.

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How much does it cost to hire a lawyer for my accident?

When we handle accident claims, we don’t charge clients by the hour. We don’t ask for any upfront payments. Our contingency fee structure means you only pay us if there is a settlement or verdict. This way, we can work together as a team. If you don’t recover compensation for your claim, we won’t get paid any legal fees. Find out more right now. Call us to arrange a free consultation.

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