Portland, ME Car Accidents
Serious Injury and Wrongful Death in Car Accident Cases
Car accidents are unfortunately not rare in Portland. If you live in the area, you have likely seen an accident, been involved in a car accident, or know someone who has. In cases of serious or catastrophic injuries, the consequences of a car accident can last a lifetime or lead to loss of life. If you or someone you love has been injured because of another driver’s negligent driving conduct, you may be entitled to compensation for all damages. A settlement or jury award should pay for the full scope of financial losses, as well as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other personal losses.
Car Accident Injury Claims in Portland, ME
Every car accident has unique facts and circumstances. When it can be proven that another driver’s negligent or reckless driving behavior led to the collision, a claim or lawsuit can be filed to pursue fair and full compensation. The quality, experience, and personal dedication of the lawyer representing you plays a significant role in how the case unfolds, and the amount you are paid in a settlement, or in court.
Serious Car Accident Injuries
A car accident often leaves a person suffering tragic consequences, with a lifetime of challenges, and the need for medical care and support for months, years, or a lifetime. Some of the most common serious injuries associated with car accidents include:
- TBI (traumatic brain injury)
- Spinal cord injury (paraplegia, quadriplegia)
- Severe bone fractures, multiple fractures
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Disfiguring lacerations
- Internal injuries, organ damage
- Crush injuries
- Burn injuries
Why You Need an Attorney – Protect Your Right to Fair Compensation.
In a case of serious or catastrophic injuries, the focus is on the life and health of the injured person, with little consideration to the legal matters surrounding the accident. To recover fair compensation, it may be crucial to ensure the evidence surrounding the accident is obtained and preserved as early as possible. Eyewitness interviews should be conducted while memories are fresh, the accident scene investigated, and any video or images of the accident gathered and preserved before they are deleted.
When represented by the legal team at Russell Friedman Law Group, a car accident injury case will be in the hands of a legal professional who is experienced, respected in the legal community, and provides car accident victims with results-driven, personalized legal counsel.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Portland
Drivers who fail to operate the vehicle safely put all others sharing the road at risk of injury or death. Some of the most common causes behind the many injury accidents in the area include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Drug-impaired driving
- Texting while driving
- Reckless driving
- Aggressive driving
- Unsafe turns, merging
MaineDOT tracks the location of car accidents in the area. WJBQ reported on the streets with the highest number of accidents. Some of the highest risk places to drive a car in Portland include:
- Larrabee Road and Riverside Street
- Gorham Road, Running Hill Road, and Maine Mall Road
- Marginal Way and Franklin Arterial
- Forest Avenue and Riverside Street
- Forest Avenue and I-295 offramp
- Warren Avenue and Riverside Street
- Broadway and Westbrook Street
- Forest Avenue, Kennebec Street, and Marginal Way
- Morrils Corner
Types of Compensation – What is a Car Accident Case Worth in Damages?
The amount recovered in a settlement or jury award must reflect the financial and personal impact on the individual. The amount pursued will include all financial losses, including the costs of medical care, rehabilitation, lost income from work, estimated future financial losses, reduced earning capacity, and other similar actual financial losses. Non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and other very personal losses are given a dollar value in a claim, and may be the highest portion of the compensation pursued by your attorney.
Why Choose Us?
At Russell Friedman Law Group, we represent the injured in car accident cases in Portland. We are known for having a passion for justice and a reputation for legal excellence. We offer our services to the Portland community, with all serious car accident cases represented on a contingency fee basis, with no fees unless we are successful.
Contact Russell Friedman Law Group at (855) 465-4622 for a no-cost initial consultation today.
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