Personal Injury Law in Maine
To file a personal injury case in Maine there needs to be proof that a person has clearly violated a law and that this violation led to another person’s injury. Maine operates under a comparative negligence law, meaning if the suing party was in any way responsible for the accident in question, the amount they can recover will be reduced accordingly. Maine also uses a modified comparative fault rule which makes it impossible to receive any compensation if you were 50 percent or more at fault. If multiple parties were involved in the incident they are all responsible for a part of the suing parties compensation according to how much of the accident they caused.
In cases of consumer products, Maine operates under a products liability law. This law requires proof that the product could not do the job it was intended to do properly, the state the item was in directly relates to the incident at hand, and monetary or non-monetary losses ensued.
Defendants found responsible must pay compensation for all medical expenses, all work lost, any personal items that were damaged, any additional costs directly relating to the incident, personal injuries, and any pain and suffering relating to the incident.
In the cases of medical malpractice it is usually best to consult a trained medical doctor specific to the field in which the incident occurred.
The statute of limitations in Maine is six years. If a claim is not filed within six years a claim can no longer be filed. Consult a qualified Maine Personal Injury Lawyer to see if you have a valid case before entering into any kind of lawsuit.
The article presented above is based on the best available data available and is for informational purposes only. Consult a qualified personal injury attorney before relying on any information presented here.
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