Our personal injury lawyers help defendants get the compensation they deserve after an injury caused by someone else's negligence — including medical malpractice. In today’s blog post, we’re ans…Read More
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McCue Law Offices can file legal claims for both physical and emotional injuries and even property damage. If you cannot visit us at the office, we can come to you. Most Mainers injured at work are covered by workers compensation, but in many cases we can bring a separate claim against the person or company causing these injuries. If you have been injured due to an accident or work related accident, call us for a free consultation. By Maine law, you only have 6 years to file a lawsuit against the person who injured you. If your lawyer has not been able to come to an agreement with any involved insurance companies, you will definitely want to file a lawsuit before the six year statute of limitations runs out.
For over 35 years McCue Law Office’s Personal Injury Lawyers has been helping Maine accident victims receive fair compensation. You will not pay anything – No fee, No expenses, no costs to you unless we get money for you! It is very important to speak with an experienced personal injury and accident attorney as soon as possible following an injury or accident. At McCue Law Offices, your first consultation is free. There is no risk to you and you may have a good case but do not realize it.
Contact an Experienced Attorney After Your Accident
After being injured in a car accident, consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer before signing any legal documents or providing your insurance company with a statement is of the utmost importance. Doing so may result in a loss of options and a forfeiture of the compensation you deserve. Retaining a knowledgeable and committed attorney for your case can make all the difference, so contact the McCue Law Office in Hampden, ME, as soon as possible after a personal injury. The statute of limitations on personal injury cases is six years in Maine, so contact the best law firm in the area before your time runs out!
High-Quality Legal Services in Maine
Over two million people in the United States are injured in auto accidents every year. Weather, road conditions, unexpected wildlife, and driver negligence are just a few reasons why car accidents occur, although some accidents are more serious than others. While fender benders can be a hassle and strain on your wallet, collision resulting in serious injury or fatality can wreak havoc on your life. Either way, the best course of action in any personal injury case is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help you with your options. The Law Office of Carl D. McCue in Hampden, ME, has been offering high-quality legal services for clients in Maine for more than 30 years. If we do not win your case, there is no fee!
Dealing With the Aftermath of a Car Accident
Medical treatment, vehicle repairs, bills, the inability to work, and even fatality of a loved one can cause a large amount of stress. Having a compassionate, dedicated attorney such as Carl D. McCue on your side is what makes all the difference in a personal injury case. Our staff is committed to getting the best possible outcome for our clients, even if you are not physically able to meet with us at our office. We are more than willing to come to you to discuss your personal injury case, so you can rest assured that we always put the welfare of our clients first. The initial consultation is always free, so contact us today to find out how we can help you!
Reliable Legal Services in Bangor, ME
Inclement weather, aggressive or distracted driving, and unforeseeable circumstances can cause traffic accidents. Some can result in fender benders or minor injuries, while others can result in serious or permanent injury as well as irreparable damage. Either way, allowing a reliable lawyer to handle the hassle when it comes to a personal injury case from a traffic accident is the best way to increase your chances of receiving fair compensation. At McCue Law Office in Hampden, ME, we can provide competent legal services for many types of personal injury cases, especially traffic accident injuries. Contact us today at our Hampden, ME, office at (207) 862-5290 for a free initial consultation!
What to do After a Traffic Accident in Maine
If someone runs a red light, makes a turn without checking if the lane is clear, or is weaving in and out of traffic, the likelihood of an accident increases greatly. Traffic laws exist to keep drivers and passengers safe, but when an accident occurs, there are important steps to follow.
- Contact the Police – If there are any injuries sustained by anyone involved, or an imminent threat from a vehicle fire or spillage, call 911 immediately. If there is no immediate emergency, call the non-emergency number for local or state police.
- Exchange Information & Gather Evidence – Share names, license numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and insurance information with anyone involved in the accident. Take photos of the damage if you can.
- Do Not Leave the Scene – In the State of Maine, you must stay at the scene of an accident you were involved in until the police decide whether or not to complete a crash report. Leaving the scene of an accident is a Class C crime in Maine.
- Contact Your Attorney – Call McCue Law Office as soon as you can after a traffic accident to ensure your rights and to obtain the best chance for compensation possible.
Compensation for Medical Treatment and Vehicle Damage
If you were injured in a traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to receive compensation for medical treatment, inability to work, and damage to your vehicle. Before agreeing to or signing anything from your insurance company, contact McCue Law Office for your best chance at compensation for:
- Property Damage
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
Caring Professionals for Motorcycle Accident Victims
After a motorcycle accident, an experienced and competent lawyer is essential. If you have been a victim of the negligence or recklessness of another, you may be entitled to benefits and compensation. Our clients are our top priority, so we work hard to get you what you deserve after you have been injured, or your property has been damaged. Determining your best course of action in accidents involving a motorcycle can be a hassle, so contact the caring professionals at the McCue Law Office to deal with it for you!
The Statute of Limitations for Motorcycle Injury Claims in Maine
In many states, a statute of limitations, or the amount of time you have to file a claim, is set in place for personal injury cases. In the state of Maine, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is six years. If your lawyer and insurance company are able to come to a fair agreement regarding your compensation for injuries, property damage, and other aspects of a motorcycle accident, the statute of limitations is no longer relevant. However, if you have not signed any paperwork or given any statements to your insurance company, you will have six years from the day of the incident to file a lawsuit against the person or entity who injured you. In fact, the best steps to take in the event of a personal injury due to an accident are as follows:
- Inform law enforcement immediately
- Seek medical treatment
- Obtain the contact and insurance information from everyone involved
- Contact an attorney to know what your rights are.
The Best Chance for Fair Compensation
In some cases, “biker bias” can sway the court’s perception of events. Since motorcycles are harder to see in traffic, it may be difficult to properly assign blame. Adequately establishing blame can ensure that the rulings are accurate, so if you were in an accident due to another driver’s negligence, you have every right to seek compensation. The best chance for a favorable outcome is hiring a dedicated, experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you. Carl D. McCue and his staff in Hampden/Bangor, ME, can provide you with the legal services you need in the event of a motorcycle crash. Call our office today for a free consultation!
Protect Your Rights After a Truck Accident
Tractor-trailers, semis, 18-wheelers, big rigs, and other large trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Moving at high speeds, these trucks can cause irreparable damage in the event of an accident or collision. High fatality rates, costly property damage, and painful injuries are the main concerns when it comes to truck accidents. Many trucking companies are aware of this, and therefore employ substantial legal teams to avoid being held liable for damage. In order to protect your rights and the compensation you may be entitled to, contact the dedicated professionals at McCue Law Office in Hampden/Bangor, ME.
Avoiding Truck Accidents
While truck accidents can cause devastating consequences, there are ways to prevent them. Avoiding the truck driver’s blind spots, keeping a safe distance at all times, driving cautiously in inclement weather, and staying alert are a few ways to combat potential truck accidents. However, some situations are unavoidable and can end in a collision. Truck drivers tend to spend a lot of time on the road, which can lead to fatigue and drowsiness. Drivers can fall asleep at the wheel, or experience unexpected mechanical malfunctions, so it is important to be on the lookout for these signs of potential causes of an accident:
- Tire Popping
- Sudden Braking
- Erratic Driving
McCue Law Office Can Help Get the Compensation You Deserve
In the event of injuries sustained by a truck accident in Maine, the best course of action is to hire a competent and reliable attorney as soon as possible. After seeking medical attention, call McCue Law Office in Hampden, ME, to help you get the compensation you deserve. We can aid in the personal injury claim process, and represent you both in and out of court. In these types of cases, a victim has not only the driver at fault to contend with, but with the company and its legal team as well. However, with the right lawyer at your side, you can rest assured that your case will be handled fairly and in your best interest every time.
If you have been the victim of medical malpractice in Maine, the Law Office of Carl D. McCue can help you with your claim. Experience and dedication are what drives our services. Whether you have been injured due to a doctor’s negligence, a misdiagnosis, or an incorrect dosage of your medication, the first step to finding out if you have a claim is calling McCue Law Office. We offer free initial consultations, so there is no risk to you. To find out if you are eligible to file a medical malpractice claim, you will be asked any of the following questions:
Were you misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all?
Did receiving medical treatment worsen your health?
Did you receive treatment for the wrong condition?
Were there foreign objects left in your body?
Did you suffer from anesthesia mistakes?
Did you suffer from radiology mistakes?
Were there delays in receiving treatment?
Did you suffer harm as a result of waiting too long for medical treatment?
Did you receive the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of your medication?
The Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Cases in Maine
The statute of limitations, or length of time you have to file a medical malpractice claim, is three years in the State of Maine. Because of this deadline, beginning the process for filing a suit as soon as possible is crucial. If you do not file a claim within three years of the incident, you forfeit your right to the claim for medical malpractice unless you can apply one of the following exceptions:
The Discovery Rule
This rule applies if there was no reasonable way for you to know that you were eligible to file a medical malpractice claim in time. Usually only applies in cases where foreign objects have been left in the body after a surgery, in which case the victim will have three years from the date that the item has been discovered.
In the event that the victim of medical malpractice is a minor, or under 18 years of age, he or she will have either have six years or until the age of 21 to file a lawsuit.
Concealment of Malpractice
If the defendant concealed the malpractice, the statute of limitations is extended. If the defendant leaves the state after committing malpractice, the statute of limitations is extended.
If the victim was mentally incompetent or legally insane during the time the malpractice was committed, the statute of limitations is extended.
Award Limits and the Shared Fault Rule
Similar to some states in America, Maine limits the amount of compensation that can be awarded to a victim of medical malpractice in one circumstance. In wrongful death cases, there is a cap of $500,000 on noneconomic damages. Additionally, Maine also employs a shared fault rule, meaning that if you are found at least partially liable for your injuries, your compensation may be reduced or eliminated. If you fail to follow instructions from your medical care provider, for example, the shared fault rule could apply to your case.
Allow Us to Handle Your Case And Let Us Help You the Compensation You Deserve
McCue Law Office can provide victims of medical malpractice in Maine with the high-quality representation! After you make the decision to allow us to handle your case, we will help submit an Affidavit of Merit, which is a report with an opinion of a medical professional that your claims are credible. In the prelitigation screening panel, your case will be either continued on to court, or dismissed based on evidence or lack thereof. If you believe that you may have a case, contact the Law Offices of Carl D. McCue today and let us help get you the compensation that you deserve.
Wrongful Death Claims in the State of Maine
Losing a loved one should not be made any harder than it already is. Funeral and medical expenses, loss of income or health benefits, and other burdens can weigh heavily on the victims of losing a loved one in the case of wrongful death. In the state of Maine, a wrongful death claim can be brought against the defendant when the person who has passed away would have been able to file a personal injury claim if he or she had lived. Generally, this refers to the wrongful acts, neglect, or default of another person that results in the death of another. If you believe you may have a case, call the dedicated professionals at McCue Law Office in Bangor or Hampden, ME, today. We can help get you the compensation you deserve.
Deaths Caused by Accidents, Medical Malpractice, and More
Medical malpractice, negligence, or recklessness can result in a wrongful death. One of the most important assets in this event is adequate legal counsel. McCue Law Office in Bangor, ME, provides competent, reliable representation from the first call to the last judicial decision and beyond. We genuinely care about our clients, and will provide the best legal services when you need them the most. If you have lost a loved one due to the result any of the following events, call our office for a free consultation today.
- Traffic Accidents
- Industrial Mishaps
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Fatal Medical Mistakes
- Negligence or Recklessness
Carl D. McCue Will Protect Your Rights
It is important to maintain your rights in the event of a wrongful death, and McCue Law Office can ensure these rights both in and out of court. While these cases can be grueling and emotionally draining, we make every effort to relieve any stress or hassle placed on our clients. If a family member or loved one died due to the negligence or recklessness of another, contact McCue Law Office in Bangor as soon as possible. We will work to get you the compensation you deserve.