Portland, Maine Accident Attorney
Portland, Maine, has so much to offer for people who live, work and visit the city. Whether you're a tourist here to see the Old Port district, you live near the Arts District or you work near the Portland waterfront, you likely can cite your favorite restaurant or place to go for a walk.
But even in desirable cities like Portland, Maine, accidents can happen when people least expect them. If you're in a car wreck on I-95 or I-295 in the eastern part of Portland, you will need an experienced legal professional to help protect your rights.
The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein serves clients from its office in Portland at 5 Moulton Street, Floor 6, P.O. Box 4686. Bornstein and his team have been helping Mainers get justice since 1974.
We understand that people in accidents often have questions. As a service, we have included this list of some common questions about accidents. If you need immediate help, call 1-866-275-4563.
Questions and answers from our Portland lawyers in Maine
- How do I know if I have a case?
- What is recoverable in a Portland accident lawsuit?
- What are common injuries in accidents?
How do I know if I have a case?
We handle a range of injury and accident claims. Our main practice areas are listed horizontally at the top of this page. You might have been in an accident, but that doesn't mean you have a personal injury claim. We handle cases involving negligence. This means you may have a case if someone was reckless or careless when doing something - and that person's actions caused you to sustain an injury or your loved one to die. The injury also must have resulted in harm that give rise to damages. For example, you might sustain a broken leg in an accident. If you drive for a living, you might be unable to operate a vehicle and may have suffered lost wages. You also may have steep medical bills as a result.
What is recoverable in a Portland accident lawsuit?
As noted in the question above, medical bills and lost wages are typical damages in an accident claim. Other damages in a case may include pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of consortium (the impact of the accident on intimate relations with a spouse).
What are common injuries in accidents?
It depends on the nature of the accident. Some of the most common injuries in a car accident include broken bones and injuries to the neck and back. In some construction accidents, brain injuries or serious burns may result. Dog bite injuries often include puncture wounds and gashes that could lead to facial scarring, especially among children.